Director of Undergraduate Advising
Phone: (979) 458-7139
Andy Armstrong is the Director of Advising at the Bush School of Government & Public Service. Andy manages the Office of Undergraduate Programs & Advising which includes our undergraduate academic advising, undergraduate recruiting, and the Career Center’s satellite office at the Allen Building. Andy's work includes every aspect of the undergraduate student’s career from prospective student to former student. Prior to his time at The Bush School, Armstrong served as Director of University Advising in the Office for Student Success overseeing the creation of the Student Success Help Desk from the Student Success Initiative and the academic advisor training under the Path Forward. Armstrong previously served as an academic advisor in General Academic Programs (now Transition Academic Programs), the assistant registrar in the Office of the Registrar, and director of advising in the College of Liberal Arts. As an academic advisor, Armstrong advised incoming undecided majors, students in the Gateway summer provisional program, and students in the Blinn TEAM program. As an assistant registrar, Armstrong helped with the migration from SIMS to Compass and the adoption of Astra Schedule room scheduling software. As the director of advising in the College of Liberal Arts, Armstrong implemented several student retention programs in Liberal Arts for all freshman and transfer students. Armstrong has presented locally and nationally within the academic advising profession on topics such as student success and retention. Through the many hours researching these topics, he has successfully created and implemented multiple programs within Liberal Arts to improve student success emphasizing the relationship between student and advisor. Armstrong has also promoted the advising profession by aligning advisor position descriptions and strengthened the advising role by creating an organizational structure within the College of Liberal Arts. Armstrong holds a bachelor of science in journalism (2001) and a master of science in science and technology journalism (2006) from Texas A&M University. Over a five-year period, Armstrong also taught leadership courses in the School of Military Science under the Hollingsworth Center for Ethical Leadership.