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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. Terry B. Smith, Executive Vice President and Dean 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

Dr. Steve Wiegenstein, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Dean for Graduate Studies
Phone 573-875-7641

John Kenerley, Assistant to the Dean and Academic Advisor, Graduate Studies
Phone 573-875-7830

Lindsey Boudinot, Graduate Studies Advisor & Recruiter, Graduate Studies
Phone 573-875-7121

Assessment: Jana Whitehurse, Office Manager
Phone 573-875-7440

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

  Dr. Terry B. Smith

Dr. Terry B. Smith, Executive Vice President and Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Political Science


Contact Academic Affairs

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In-Person Fax:
(573) 875-7474

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