Our students are our purpose. We foster a learning experience that enables students to reach their individual goals in a balanced, healthy, inclusive student environment. Student Affairs serves students through our resources, referrals, and connections. Through recruiting, advising, diversity programs, and career services, we motivate student excellence by supporting intellectual engagement throughout their educational experience and beyond.
Meg Edwards, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Oversees all aspects of academic advising, career services, student life and development
"If I could choose one word to describe the uniqueness of the iSchool student experience, it would be 'flexibility.' There is so much room in the curriculum, pre-professional opportunities, and student life to make choices that are critical and important to the individual student."
Penny Ames, Admissions and Records Supervisor
Supports admissions and student records
"My favorite part of my job is the interaction with the students, both prospective students and current students. The excitement prospective students generate while they talk about their academic and professional goals is awesome!"
Rebecca Hodson, Career Services Coordinator
Works with students on career exploration, identifying experiential learning opportunities, and the professional job search; coordinates the IS591 practicum course
"Students come from many different backgrounds and bring varied experiences to the program, so the students really make this place unique. Our staff provides a high level of individualized support throughout the program, which I think distinguishes us from other graduate programs."
Karla Lucht, Graduate Studies Advisor and Coordinator of Continuing Education
Advises MS/LIS students with last names A-La, serves as liaison to ITD, coordinates communication with student organizations and registration for continuing education
"Since I work with nondegree students as well as degree-seeking students, I enjoy seeing the names of our alumni pop up during registration. I'm thrilled they want to take advantage of more learning from us!"
Ann Ohms, School Librarian Program Coordinator
Assists students who wish to pursue school librarianship and/or seeks to combine their interests in working with youth, technology and libraries in K-12 public education
"Our alumni contribute to the profession long after graduation from our program--from a willingness to support future school library professionals as cooperating teacher-librarians within their practical field experiences to serving as guest speakers and facilitating professional development opportunities for and with colleagues."
Michele Plante, Employer Relations Coordinator
Collaborates with employers and alumni in developing strategies to engage student talent; primary contact for employers
"I feel very lucky to work with incredibly talented staff, faculty, students, and employers. I love how the iSchool focuses on problem-solving and creative solutions to accommodate students' needs."
Dianne Tellschow, Office Support Specialist
Provides support for student affairs and the recruitment and admissions support
"My favorite part of my job is the event planning. I love to plan events for the iSchool!"
Colin Van Orman, Graduate Studies Advisor
Advises MS/LIS students with last names Le-Z, coordinates program communication and analysis
"The responsive and holistic approach we use when working with students is something that is unique to our School. We strive to ensure students have a positive experience."
Jessica Williams, Graduate Student Coordinator and Academic Advisor
Provides academic advising and program planning for MS/IM students
"I am excited about expanding the programming available for our MS/IM students and helping students be successful in their academic career and beyond."
Eileen López, Student Leadership Graduate Assistant
"As the Student Leadership GA, I act as the bridge between students and staff here at the iSchool. I'm looking forward to creating experiences that will empower my peers to engage in leadership processes that will create positive change and enrich graduate student life overall."
Jen Anderson, Information Resources Manager
Oversees iSchool help desk/student tech support
Matt Beth, Manager of Instructional Technology
Oversees ITD office, Blackboard Collaborate, and Moodle course management system
Computer-Assisted Instruction Specialist
Computer-Assisted Instruction Specialist