Provost's Academic Advising Council

Council Charge

The purpose of the Academic Advising Council is to evaluate the administration and delivery of advising services to all students at Missouri State University and to make recommendations for improvements. The Council will identify current advising practices that are successful and encourage those practices among more advisors. The Academic Advising Council will work to enhance consistency and quality within the advising system and support student development initiatives. The Academic Advising Council is available for consultation as policy decisions are made that affect academic advising practice at Missouri State University.

Standing Members (2014-2015)

  • Sandy Culver, Director, Business Advisement Center
  • Rachelle Darabi, Associate Provost for Student Development and Public Affairs
  • Kathy Davis, Director, Academic Advisement Center
  • Nathan Hoff, Office of the Registrar
  • Dan Raines, Director, Dr. Mary Jo Wynne Academic Achievement Center
  • Tom Tomasi, Associate Dean, Graduate College

Rotating Members (2014-2015)

  • Steve Berkwitz, Religious Studies, CHPA (member through May 2015)
  • Tracey Glaessgen, Student Development and Public Affairs (member through May 2016)
  • Brittany Lescano, Business Advisement Center, professional academic advisor representative (member through May 2015)
  • Allan Liggett, Sports Medicine and Athletic Training, CHHS (member through May 2016)
  • Carol Maples, Theatre and Dance, COAL (member through May 2015)
  • Linda Trinh Moser, English, COAL (member through May 2016)
  • Per Norander, Economics, CHPA (member through May 2016)
  • Judy Pickering, Professional Education Advisement Center (member through May 2015)
  • Joshua Smith, Biomedical Sciences, CHHS (Chair through May 2015)
  • Diann Thomas, Chemistry, CNAS (member through May 2015)
  • Rebecca Woodard, Kinesiology, CHHS (representing Secondary Education advisors; member through May 2016)