Student Affairs

Student Affairs Staff"At McKendree University, we believe that every student has a limitless potential for growth, and our student services are designed to provide all students with the special support they need to achieve their goals. McKendree stresses the importance of intellectual development which is promoted through instruction and study in carefully integrated curricula. However, at McKendree learning isn't limited to the classroom. In providing a variety of services and programs, the University strives to create a community where intellectual, social, personal, spiritual, and ethical growth is encouraged and supported. The University community is organized to identify and to respond to student needs while simultaneously creating opportunities for students to join in a community of citizen-scholars. In such a setting, the most important ingredient is the individual, an individual who is committed to challenging him/herself and who demonstrates respect for others."


Dr. Joni J. Bastian

Vice President for Student Affairs

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Meet the Staff

Joni BastianJoni Bastian Ph.D.

Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Clark Hall 108
(618) 537-6555

Jennifer MillerJennifer Miller

Director of Student Success & Retention
Clark Hall 106
(618) 537-6572

Student Success & Retention

Beth Allan

Beth Allan

Director of Health Services
513 Stanton
(618) 537-6503

Health Services

Patrick MeyerPatrick Meyer

Resident Director: New Residence Hall West
(618) 537-6855

New Residence Hall West


Taylor (Green) AndersonTaylor Anderson

Resident Director: Barnett Hall
(618) 537-6855

Barnett Hall

Mitch NasserRoger “Mitch” Nasser

Director of Residence Life
Clark Hall, Room 109
(618) 537-6855

Residence Life


Beth AllanLesa Auten

Medical Assistant
513 Stanton
(618) 537-6503

Health Services

Holly PawlakHolly Pawlak

Resident Director: McKendree Southeast
(618) 537-6855

McKendree Southeast


Beth AllanDavid Boggs

Director of Athletic Bands
Hett 1092
(618) 537-6492

Marching Band

Brandon PerjakBrandon Perjak

Resident Director: The Suites
(618) 537-6855

The Suites


Michael CalhounMichael Calhoun

Area Coordinator: McKendree West
(618) 537-6855

McKendree West

Jennifer PickerellJennifer Pickerell

Director of Career Services
Clark Hall 103
(618) 537-6806

Career Services


Nancy FriesenNancy Friesen, Ph.D.

Director of Counseling Services
513 Stanton St.
(618) 537-6975

Counseling Services

Adam PulverAdam Pulver

Director of Show Choir
301 Stanton
(618) 537-6482

Show Choir


Tim HarrisonRev. Dr. Bruce “Tim” Harrison

Director of Church Relations
Bothwell Chapel
(618) 537-6962

Center for Faith & Spirituality

Brent ReevesBrent Reeves

Director of Multicultural Affairs
Clark Hall 115
(618) 537-6938

Multicultural Affairs


Nicole HalopkaNicole Halopka

Resident Director: New Residence Hall East
(618) 537-6855

New Residence Hall East

Craig RobertsonCraig Robertson

Director of Campus Activities
Deneen Lower Level
(618) 537-6856

Campus Activities


Samantha HartmanSamantha Hartman

Assistant Director of Residence Life
Clark Hall, Room 111
(618) 537-6548

Residence Life

Kim SmallheerKim Smallheer

Director of Recreation
Melvin Price Convocation Center
(618) 537-6420

Intramural Sports


Sarah KluckerSarah Klucker

Director of Leadership & Student Development
Clark Hall 117
(618) 537-6562

Student Leadership     Study Abroad

Jill SmuckerJill Smucker

Assistant Director of Career Services
(618) 537-6805

Career Services


Emily KrabachEmily Krabach

Resident Director: Baker Hall
(618) 537-6855

Baker Hall

Shannon StreifShannon Streif

Music Events & Logistics Coordinator
Hett 1110

(618) 537-6554

Marching Band


Melissa LemerondMelissa Lemerond-Gray

Resident Director: Walton Hall
(618) 537-6855

Walton Hall

Jessica TroutJessica Trout

Program Coordinator for the Lyn Huxford Center for Community Service
Bothwell Chapel

(618) 537-6900

Lyn Huxford Center for Community Service


Zane MausZane Maus

Resident Director: McKendree Southwest
(618) 537-6855

McKendree Southwest