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Success Advising

Support for Your Academic Success

From the start of your educational journey at the University of Central Missouri, you will be assigned a success advisor. Your advisor is specific to your major and is your go-to resource for academic support throughout your university career. Your advisor can help you with everything from coursework to navigating UCM. If you change majors, you’ll be reassigned an advisor in that major who can help you transition to your new field of study and stay on track to graduate.

Your Academic Success Resource - Make a Plan Together

From admissions to financial aid, you have many advisors available to you at UCM. But your success advisor is at the core. Plan to connect with your advisor regularly so together you can develop a plan for your success at UCM and beyond.

 

 

Ken Schueller

Director of Success Advising - Ken Schueller

Ken Schueller is the Director of Success Advising at the University of Central Missouri. He specializes in helping students who are undecided about their educational and career paths. Mr. Schueller spent more than 22 years in the United States Air Force before retiring in 2002. He began his career at UCM in August 2001, serving as assistant director of career services for nearly 11 years before being named director in 2012. He was appointed Director of Student Success in July 2017 and Director of Success Advising in May 2018. Mr. Schueller holds a master’s degree in Management and Human Resource Development from Webster University, a bachelor’s in Human Resource Management from Park University and an associate’s degree in Aircraft Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. He is originally from Wisconsin.

 

Paula Brant

Paula Brant

Senior Advisor for the schools of:

  • Computer Science & Mathematics
  • Nutrition, Kinesiology, & Psychological Science
  • Visual & Performing Arts
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Professional Education & Leadership
  • English & Philosophy

Natalie Peirce

Natalie Peirce

Senior Advisor for the schools of:

  • Aviation
  • Technology
  • Communication, History, & Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Human Services
  • Public Services
  • Social Sciences & Languages
  • Missouri Safety Center

Kristin Salas

Kristin Salas

Senior Advisor for the schools of:

  • Business Administration: Business Analytics
  • Business Administration: Business Strategy
  • School of Geoscience, Physics, & Safety
  • Natural Sciences
  • Nursing

 

Dana Chaffin

Dana Chaffin

Advises students A-G in the schools of:

  • Computer Science & Mathematics
  • Nutrition, Kinesiology, & Psychological Science
  • Visual & Performing Arts

Andrea Huggans

Andrea Huggans

Advises students H-O in the schools of:

  • Computer Science & Mathematics
  • Nutrition, Kinesiology, & Psychological Science
  • Visual & Performing Arts

Christine Spader

Christine Spader

Advises students P-Z in the schools of:

  • Computer Science & Mathematics
  • Nutrition, Kinesiology, & Psychological Science
  • Visual & Performing Arts

 

Colene McWilliams

Colene McWilliams

Advises students A-G in the schools of:

  • Teaching & Learning
  • Professional Education & Leadership
  • English & Philosophy

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Advises students H-O in the schools of:

  • Teaching & Learning
  • Professional Education & Leadership
  • English & Philosophy

Krisana West

Krisana West

Advises students P-Z in the schools of:

  • Teaching & Learning
  • Professional Education & Leadership
  • English & Philosophy

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Katie Bond

Advises students A-G in the schools of:

  • Aviation
  • Technology
  • Communication, History, & Interdisciplinary Studies

Rachel Oglesby

Rachel Oglesby

Advises students H-O in the schools of:

  • Aviation
  • Technology
  • Communication, History, & Interdisciplinary Studies

Jacqui Carter

Jacqui Carter

Advises students P-Z in the schools of:

  • Aviation
  • Technology
  • Communication, History, & Interdisciplinary Studies

Alex Kent

Alex Kent

Advises students A-G in the schools of:

  • Human Services
  • Public Services
  • Social Sciences & Languages
  • Missouri Safety Center

Julie Carman

Julie Carmen

Advises students H-O in the schools of:

  • Human Services
  • Public Services
  • Social Sciences & Languages
  • Missouri Safety Center

Jessica Lund

Jessica Lund

Advises students P-Z in the schools of:

  • Human Services
  • Public Services
  • Social Sciences & Languages
  • Missouri Safety Center

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Justina Fieth

Advises students A-G in the schools of:

  • Business Administration: Business Analytics
  • Business Administration: Business Strategy
  • School of Geoscience, Physics, & Safety

Katy Bird

Katy Bird

Advises students H-O in the schools of:

  • Business Administration: Business Analytics
  • Business Administration: Business Strategy
  • School of Geoscience, Physics, & Safety

Jennifer Pint

Jennifer Pint

Advises students P-Z in the schools of:

  • Business Administration: Business Analytics
  • Business Administration: Business Strategy
  • School of Geoscience, Physics, & Safety

Vanessa Walker

Vanessa Walker

Advises students A-G in the schools of:

  • Natural Sciences
  • Nursing

Andi Dieckman

Andi Dieckman

Advises students H-O in the schools of:

  • Natural Sciences
  • Nursing

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Christian Cooper

Advises students P-Z in the schools of:

  • Natural Sciences
  • Nursing

Dana Hoover

Dana Hoover

Advises students in the Open Option program and assists in maintaing load equity for the schools of:

  • Computer Science & Mathematics
  • Nutrition, Kinesiology, & Psychological Science
  • Visual & Performing Arts
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Professional Education & Leadership
  • English & Philosophy

Kris Howard

Kris Howard

Advises students in the Open Option program and assists in maintaing load equity for the schools of:

  • Aviation
  • Technology
  • Communication, History, & Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Human Services
  • Public Services
  • Social Sciences & Languages
  • Missouri Safety Center

Michelle Dahlstrom

Michelle Dahlstrom

Advises students in the Open Option program and assists in maintaing load equity for the schools of:

  • Business Administration: Business Analytics
  • Business Administration: Business Strategy
  • School of Geoscience, Physics, & Safety
  • Natural Sciences
  • Nursing

 

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“I strive to make a positive difference in the lives of the students that I advise and hope that my work helps them through their time here at UCM.”

Paula Brant

Academic Advisor

College of Health, Science, and Technology

 

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