Welcome to The James Center for Student Success & Advising


The James Center for Student Success and Advising is located on the first floor of the Reich College of Educaiton under the floating staircase in Suite 105.  Named for Appalachian State alumni Steve and Judy James, the James Center serves all teacher education majors at Appalachian State University.

The James Center for Student Success and Academic Advising is devoted to listening, promoting, uplifting, and amplifying the voices of all teacher education majors through direct student advising and student community engagement.  We strive to foster an inclusive and diverse learning environment with a focus on equitable practices and sustainable principles so that the students we serve develop their authentic selves and are prepared for inspirational teaching, learning, and community advocacy to lead in their classrooms and guide the students they will serve.   The James Center supports all intended and declared Education majors through advising support, professional development experiences and opportunities, resources available through the Center, and support through associated student organizations and clubs.

 "We believe strongly in  the value of education." - Judy and Steve James