Academic Office

The Academic and Administrative Support Office is the place to go when you’re not sure where to find something at LPL, or whom to ask.

In addition to academic affairs, we can help you with directory updates, directions for accessing and using the LPL Academic Resource Scheduler (LARS) for room, equipment, and reservations scheduling, operation of the FAX, photocopying, and FedEx machines, mail services, and more.

We’re located in and around room 325 in the Kuiper Space Sciences Building.

Mary Guerrieri

Manager, Academic Affairs
(520) 621-2828
Kuiper 321

Mary manages the Academic Office. She coordinates the academic program (including admissions, advising, and financial aid), special events and programs, and faculty affairs. She serves as the Director’s senior assistant.


Amy Brenton

Academic Advisor
(520) 621-6954
Kuiper 333

Amy serves as academic advisor for PTYS students and coordinates various activities related to the academic program.


Bertha Orosco

Administrative Associate
(520) 621-6963
Kuiper 325

Bert is the point of contact for inquiries and requests from faculty, staff, and the public. She manages room and equipment reservations, colloquia & journal club schedules and announcements, office supplies, FAX & FedEx, and class copying requests. Bert is also the primary contact for AV classroom/conference room support.


Joshua Sosa

Web Designer/Developer, A/V Support
(520) 621-0290
Kuiper 214

Josh maintains the LPL website and provides support for classroom and conference room audiovisual resources.


Cheri Winfield

Administrative Associate
(520) 621-4954
Kuiper 323

Cheri provides administrative support for Dr. Timothy Swindle, Department Head and Director.


Student Assistants and Couriers

(520) 621-2730
Kuiper 325A

Departmental couriers are available—upon request—to assist with various jobs. For routine tasks, please fill out an online courier request form. Please check with a member of the academic staff regarding urgent or atypical requests.