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Michele Tapp

Director, Academic Advising & Career Services
Office: AC  071

Bachelor of Science in Human Development & Family Studies, South Dakota State University
Master of Science in Higher Education Administration, Purdue University

Hometown: Menno, South Dakota

First thing I remember wanting to be “when I grow up” as a kid:
I wanted to be a teacher until I learned in the 3rd grade that teachers had to get a TB shot every year, then I wanted to be a truck driver.

First “grown up” job (for professional staff):
My first job after graduate school was being a Residence Hall Director at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minnesota

Fun Fact:
I grew up in South Dakota, but I’ve lived in 9 other states since I was 18.  (Connecticut, New York, Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Arizona and now Missouri)

Advice to Students:
No matter how you feel; Get up, Dress up, Show up and Never Give up!


Academic Hall 057
Office Hours:
Regular: 8am - 5pm (Mon - Fri)
*Spring Break/Summer Hours: 8am - 4pm
Office of Career Services
One University Plaza, MS 3333
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701