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Welcome to the Office of
Academic Affairs!

Our mission is to ensure quality undergraduate and graduate academic programs and learning experiences at all Columbia College venues by: 

  • Inspiring exemplary teaching and learning through:
    • Coordinating faculty evaluation and new faculty search activities;
    • Facilitating effective academic advising;
    • Promoting and funding scholarship and professional development;
    • Encouraging service.
  • Advocating high academic standards and professionalism in teaching and learning activities.
  • Implementing and enforcing academic policies and procedures while continuously reviewing for improvement.  
  • Coordinating accreditation, program review and outcomes assessment activities.

General Information

Academic Affairs Staff

Dr. David Starrett, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Phone 573-875-7500

General: Mara Roberts, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
Phone 573-875-7525

Advising: Ali Lee, Senior Academic Advisor
Phone 573-875-7503

John Kenerley, Academic Advisor, Academic Affairs 
Phone 573-875-7830

Support: Laura Smith, Administrative Assistant, Academic Affairs
Phone 573-875-7500

Support: Elizabeth Dinkins, Administrative Assistant, Academic Affairs
Phone 573-875-4665

Graduate Studies: Dr. Steve Wiegenstein, Director for Graduate Studies
Phone 573-875-7641

Jana Whitehurse, Office Manager, Graduate Studies
Phone 573-875-7440

Contact Academic Affairs

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In-Person Fax:
(573) 875-7474

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