Halin Tavano, PhD

Halin Tavano.

Assistant Director for Academic Advisement

Caseload: F, R

Education: BA in Legal Studies and Sociology, University at Buffalo; MS in Student Personnel Administration, Buffalo State University; MA in Organizational Leadership, Medaille University: PhD in Leadership and Policy, Niagara University.

Academic Path: Entering UB as a transfer student, I planned to pursue a career in Law and Social Work. During my senior year, I began working as a Peer Advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences. It was a very rewarding experience. I loved working with students so much, I decided to forgo my original plan and stay in higher education instead. I am passionate about helping students navigate their university experiences and reach their personal and professional goals.

Specialty Area: Central Advisement Communications and Coordination of Advisement Planning

Hobbies and Interests: I love spending time with my family, friends, and pets. I also enjoy traveling, camping, jewelry making, sewing, crocheting, and learning new things. Currently, I’m learning Spanish through Duolingo and Data Analytics through Coursera.