BIT Membership

The purpose of our BIT 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.

We strive to provide an organized and coordinated method of assessment of the severity of an incident or situation affecting an individual and/or the University community. We determine the need for intervention, identification and activation of appropriate resources and responses, ongoing monitoring, and evaluation of responses and outcomes.

Meeting attendance

Out of concern for the confidentiality of information disclosed at meetings, compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, and ethical considerations, attendance at meetings is limited to those who are members of the team or are invited to attend.

Our team is coordinated by the Dean of Students and includes various representatives:

  • Offices of Student Conduct
  • General Counsel
  • Provost; Counseling and Testing
  • University Safety
  • Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services
  • Case Worker
  • Institutional Equity and Compliance
  • Missouri State faculty

Core group members

Dr. Denise M. Baumann

Dr. Denise M. Baumann

Associate Director Residence Life Housing and Dining Services

Dr. Dee Siscoe

Dr. Dee Siscoe

Vice President for Student Affairs
Assistant Professor

Dr. Michele D. Smith

Dr. Michele D. Smith

Assistant Vice President Student Affairs/Dean of Students
Associate Professor

Dr. Andrea M. Weber

Dr. Andrea M. Weber

Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Conduct

Outer group members

Laura N. Backer

Laura N. Backer

Associate Director, Student Engagement

Tracey A. Glaessgen

Tracey A. Glaessgen

Associate Director, Center for Academic Success and Transition

Casey A. Hunt

Casey A. Hunt

Senior Associate Director Athletics/Swa