BIT Members

The Team’s purpose is to be a resource to members of the University community who have a concern about a student’s behavior and need the opportunity to consult with professionals who deal with behavioral issues on a more frequent basis. The BIT provides an organized and coordinated method of assessment of the severity of an incident or situation affecting an individual and/or the University community. The BIT determines the need for intervention, identification and activation of appropriate resources and responses, ongoing monitoring, and evaluation of responses and outcomes.

Behavioral Intervention Team Members:


  •  Nelia Baughman, Dean of Students Office
            Plaster Student Union 405, 417-836-4654,
  • Denise Baumann, Associate Director of Residential Life & Services
            Hammons House 101, 417-836-5838,

  • Melissa Berry, Equal Opportunity Specialist, Institutional Equity and Compliance
            Park Office Central Building 111, (417) 836-4252,