First-Year Programs Advisory Council

Council Charge

To advise the Executive Director and Associate Director, Center for Academic Success and Transition on initiatives involving the first-year experience (FYE) at Missouri State University. These initiatives include, but are not limited to:
  1. Developing overarching goals for the first-year seminar course,
  2. Ensuring the course is designed to increase academic skill building, public affairs awareness, and campus connections,
  3. Evaluating the effectiveness of the first-year seminar course and recommending changes based upon assessment data, and
  4. Serving as a liaison with other departments/colleges/student affairs as part of a larger effort to inform and address issues involving first-year students.

Current Advisory Council 2023-2024

Rotating Members

Dr. Minor Baker, COE (member through 2024)

Dr. Stephen Berkwitz, CHPA (member through 2024)

Crystal Dicke, LIBR (member through 2025)

Dr. Toby Dogwiler, CNAS (member through 2024)

Scott Handley, Honors College (member through 2024)

Aubrey Hardy, Student Representative, Special Needs Ed major

Rob Moore, Student Affairs (member through 2024)

Dr. Linda Moser, RCOAL (member through 2025)

Dr. Sarah Murray, MCHHS (member through 2025)

Carly Pierson, COB (member through 2025)

Dr. Christi Sudbrock, DCOA (member through 2025)

Ex-Officio Members

Dr. Kelly Wood, Associate Vice President for Student Success (standing member)

Dr. Tracey Glaessgen, Associate Director, Center for Academic Success and Transition/Director, First-Year Programs (standing member)