UT Tyler

UT Tyler College of Business and Technology

Academic Resource Center (ARC)


Dr. Kerri M. Camp
Director, CBT Undergraduate Programs   
BUS 128


Adrienne Hampton, Advisor
Human Resource Development
Industrial Technology
Computer Information Systems 


Rebecca Kling, Advisor
Finance (A-M)


Kay Pleasant, Advisor
Computer Science 
Information Technology


Leandra Phillips, Advisor
General Business



Roger Sims Jr., Advisor
Finance (N-Z)


What is ARC?

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is the one-stop-shop for student’s advising, learning and career planning needs. From freshman to senior, the ARC offers CBT students a personalized experience each step of the way. The ARC provides a number of services focusing on advising, retention (student success) and career placement.

Academic Advising

The ARC offers CBT students a personalized level of advising with one of our advisors specializing in each major. ARC advisors assist each student with creating a degree plan matched to their specific career goals. The process is continuous throughout the student’s education within the CBT, and is based on frequent personal contacts from an ARC advisor.

Academic Advising Services Provided

  • Academic Scheduling
  • Major/Minor Exploration
  • Course Guidance
  • Graduation Assistance

Student Success

We provide students with the tools to thrive in the college environment, starting with the freshman experience. All CBT freshmen participate in a Student Learning Community class (SLC), taught by a CBT academic advisor. This class focuses on study techniques, approaches to test-taking and time management skills to help ensure our students have a successful first year. Freshmen are also assigned an upperclassman peer mentor and a faculty mentor within their program to provide guidance and support throughout their first year of college.

View our comprehensive plans for student success and our student recruitment plan. 

Student Success Services Provided

  • College Success Coaching (Student Learning Communities)
  • Freshmen Peer Mentoring
  • Freshmen Faculty Mentoring
  • Outreach to Academically At-risk Students
  • Information About Available Tutoring Resources

CBT Ambassadors

CBT Ambassadors is a distinguished departmental program designed to represent the College of Business and Technology and promote student success through peer-to-peer mentoring. CBT Ambassadors will exemplify the core values of the college which are: professional proficiency, technological competence, critical thinking, global awareness, social responsibility and leadership. Program operations of the peer-to-peer mentoring will fall under the guidance of the CBT Ambassadors program coordinator with support from the CBT Academic Resource Center.

Career Planning

The ARC is committed to helping students find meaningful internships and gainful employment upon graduation. A dedicated employer relations specialist is available to help CBT students prepare resumes, find internship and employment opportunities, and make the transition from student to professional.

Career Planning Services Provided

  • Career Exploration
  • Internship Opportunities
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Resume Assistance
  • CBT Career Fair

Michael Cichowicz
Michael Cichowicz
Employer Relations Specialist
BUS 114/UC 2150


UT Tyler