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.
Penny Ames, Admissions and Records Coordinator
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!"
Troy Driskell, Office Support Specialist
Supports Student Records and assists with application processing
Rebecca Hodson, Assistant Director of Career Services
Oversees career services directed toward students and serves as practicum coordinator
"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."
Melissa Newell, Director of Undergraduate Affairs
Oversees the administration of the Bachelor of Science in information sciences (BS/IS) degree
Email BS/IS Advising
“I aspire to help each student customize their undergraduate experience to fit their interests and career pursuit. The interdisciplinary approach of information sciences provides an excellent opportunity for students to create their unique path.”
Ruth Shasteen, School Librarian Program Coordinator
Coordinates the School Librarian Licensure program and advises/supervises iSchool students seeking initial licensure and/or Library Information Specialist or Technology Specialist endorsements through the Illinois State Board of Education.
Talia Shaw, Academic Advisor and Coordinator of Graduate Affairs
Provide academic advising and support to MS/LIS students, develop programming/workshops, and create new resources.
Katelyn Talbott, PhD Coordinator for Student and Academic Affairs
Provides coordination of administration, student support, outreach, and engagement for the Information Sciences PhD program.
Anna Elizabeth Mitchell
Supports non-degree programs and student research.
Jen Anderson, Information Resources Manager
Matt Beth, Manager of Instructional Technology
Whitney McComas, Instructional Technology Support Specialist
Lindsey Sharp, Senior Instructional Technology Support Specialist