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Academic Advising

Tom Spencer

Academic Advisor, Professional Advising 

Tom grew up in the small town of Los Lunas, New Mexico. After being honorably discharged from the Army following operation Desert Storm, he earned a BA in English from the University of Utah. He has also received a bachelor’s degree in safety and health management from CWU, and a master’s in higher Education Administration from Washington State University.

In addition, he has his Private Pilot’s license. His passion is helping students to achieve their individual, academic, career, and personal goals.

Tom has served students as an Academic Advisor at Central since 2007 first with Student Support Services, and then with the STAR academic support program. He now oversees three areas of study at Central: Aviation, Information Technology & Administrative Management (ITAM) and Special Education.


BS, Aviation Management
BS, Professional Pilot
      -Commercial Pilot Specialization
      -Flight Officer Specialization

BS, Information Technology & Administrative Management
       -Cybersecurity Specialization
       -Administrative Management Specialization
      -Retail Management & Technology Specialization
       -Network Administration & Management Specialization
       -Web & Database Administration & Management Specialization

​BS, Special Education

Favorite Quotes
Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
         -Warren Buffett

You’re going to make mistakes in life. It’s what you do afterwards that counts.
        -Brandi Chastain

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