Katie joined the Admissions team in August 2012. As Assistant Director of Admissions for New Student Programs, she coordinates all orientation activities for incoming students. This includes First STEP (Southeast Testing Enrollment Program) for new students, and Transfer Orientation for students joining Southeast from other colleges and universities.
Katie also coordinates Opening Week, which includes New Student Convocation, SE 101, and the activities included in the annual Engage in 8! publication, for all events taking place during the first half of the fall semester. In addition, she presents financial aid sessions to students and their families in southeast, east central, and St. Louis, Missouri high schools, at Show Me Day, Showcase, and other recruitment events on campus.
Katie is the chair of Opening Week and Orientation Coordination committees, and is Chair-Elect of Professional Staff Council. She is a member of the Enrollment Development Team, Enrollment Management and Student Success Council, the Substance Abuse Prevention and Education Group, and the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce.
In May 2010, she received a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations, and minors in Marketing Management and Sports Management from Southeast. As a student, Katie was a Senior Student Ambassador and Show Me Day Coordinator. Originally from DeSoto, Missouri, Katie now resides in Cape Girardeau with husband Wes and their two dogs. In her spare time, she loves to fish and boat, go shopping, and try new food. A huge sports fan, she attends many Southeast athletic events and as many St. Louis Cardinals games as she can.
Katie looks forward to meeting new prospective students and helping them transition to life at Southeast, where she hopes they will love their experience on campus as much as she did. "Nothing will ever love you like Southeast loves you!"