To schedule an appointment, please use our online scheduler (rather than emailing an advisor).

Advisors in this division hold regular hours in the Loudermilk Center for Excellence and serve Carolina’s student-athletes, in all majors.


Tony Hanson


2007 Steele


Tony grew up in Wilmington, NC.  He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management and Society and a minor in Exercise & Sports Science – Coaching Education.  Continuing his education, Tony earned his Master of Arts degree in Liberal Studies at Wake Forest University.  After graduating from UNC, Tony dedicated the next eight years of his life to coaching basketball, including seven years collegiately and one year professionally in Japan, before embarking on a new career in university academic advising.  As this new chapter in his life unfolds, two things are certain:  Tony is passionate about (1) the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and (2) assisting its undergraduate students in achieving their academic and professional goals.  In his free time, Tony enjoys spending time with his family, weekend trips to Wilmington, attending UNC sporting events, and coaching high school basketball.

Dexter Robinson


2015C Steele


Dexter graduated from the University in 2006 with a degree in African American Studies and a minor in Exercise & Sport Science – Coaching Education. He was a part of the first cohort of college advisors through the Carolina College Advising Corps. He was a co-founder of Carolina United. He loves music, sports, and spending time with his family. In his free time, he coaches high school basketball and works with underrepresented high school students who want to pursue higher education.


Andrea Caldwell

Senior Assistant Dean

1015C Steele


Andrea earned her MS Ed in Higher Education from Southern Illinois University and a BS in Management Information Systems from Winston-Salem State University. Before coming to Carolina, she held student affairs positions at Duke University, The University of South Carolina and The University of Illinois. Andrea is an award-winning academic advisor who believes each student possesses a set of unique strengths, talents and abilities; each one needs to feel connected to the University, know how to find and use appropriate resources, and have the confidence to make their own life decisions. Her calling is to inspire Carolina students to explore beyond the familiar, to engage fully in their curricular and co-curricular pursuits, and to empower them to envision greater possibilities.  Andrea lives in Durham and has a large and rambunctious extended family in Statesville, NC who she considers to be some of her greatest life teachers and beloved friends. During quiet times, you may find her  reading a good book, listening to jazz music or watching well-written television shows.

Other Information

Mickel-Shaw Excellence in Advising Award (2008)
National Academic Advising Association Outstanding Advisor Award (2009)

Spencer Welborn

Assistant Dean

2018 Steel Building


A native North Carolinian, Spencer Welborn earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Elon University and a Master’s of Science in Education and Sport Administration from the University of Miami (FL).  Spencer has extensive experience working in academic advising and academic counseling for student-athletes.  Before joining the Academic Advising Program, he spent more than four years as an academic counselor in UNC’s Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes.  Spencer began his career in higher education working as an academic advisor to student-athletes at the University of Miami. He relishes the opportunity to work with a diverse student population and believes that each student is an asset to the University of North Carolina.  In his free time Spencer enjoys traveling, cooking, exploring the outdoors, spending time with family and cheering on the Tar Heels and Durham Bulls.