Excellence in Undergraduate Advising
Senior Academic Advisor/Internship Coordinator
Criminal Justice and Criminology
For more than a decade, Sisouvanh Keopanapay has efficiently managed an annual advising caseload of 400 or more students, providing individualized guidance toward graduation and skillful coaching on how to get the most out of a WSU education.
For all things undergraduate, Sisouvanh knows the criminal justice program and the University inside out. Rather than letting students rely on her for answers, she shows them the path and provides tools so they can make decisions based on their personal values and interests.
A strong advocate of reaching beyond the traditional academic experience, Sisouvanh works in unison with faculty to develop unique student experiences in criminal justice that contribute to students’ career and professional goals. From the Prison Debate Project and study abroad trips, to independent research and industry internships, she actively helps interested students expand their skills and expertise.
She personally participates in professional education and training to continually improve her ability to connect with and assist each cohort of Cougars.
Sisouvanh personifies WSU’s positive, student-centric reputation. Her undeniable respect and compassion for her students shines through every aspect of her work.