Sue Casey-Oneill

Sue Casey O'Neill, M.Ed.

Coordinator of College Based Advising

Kennedy College of Sciences
College Based Advising (Academic Services)
Olney Hall, 5th floor


First and second year undergraduate sciences students majoring in: Biology, Environmental, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences (including Meteorology), Mathematics, and Physics; Advising Social Media & Outreach; Peer Advising; Supporting student mental health & wellness.


  • M.Ed. in Education Administration; Higher Education Option, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • B.A. in English; Writing Concentration, University of Massachusetts Lowell


Sue, a double River Hawk alumni, is the Coordinator of College Based Advising for Kennedy College of Sciences students studying Biology, Environmental, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences (including Meteorology), Mathematics, and Physics. Her goals are to collaborate with and empower students to make informed choices on their academic journey. Sue is a strong advocate for, and is herself, a first-generation college student, recently inducted into Tri-Alpha (First Generation College Student Honor Society).

In 2018, Sue developed, and has since expanded, the UMASS Lowell Peer Advisor program. Through the program, undergraduate students are hired and trained to help their fellow River Hawks navigate UML systems and campus resources. Sue also champions mental health initiatives, holds Mental Health First Aid Certifications, and promotes intentional self care for her students and fellow staff. Much of her mental health awareness outreach is delivered via managing social media platforms: uml_advising and kcs_advising

Sue has served on multiple UMASS Lowell campus-wide committees, most recently with the Council on Social Justice and Inclusion: Gender & Sex-Based Discrimination Prevention Ally Task Force.

Active in the National Association for Academic Advising (NACADA), Sue holds Communications Chair positions on the Region One Conference Committee, as well as the Region One Steering Committee.