With a mission of public affairs at Missouri State University, it is crucial that MCHHS connects with the community we serve.
In that spirit, the college established the MCHHS Advisory Board in the Spring of 2021. Since that time the board has met on five occasions to discuss a wide range of topics related to the college, including enrollment, retention, program and student success, and operating budget.
“Our college advisory board is made up of 16 individuals, which include alumni, former faculty, community leaders, and those with an interest and passion for the success of MCHHS” said Dr. Lyon Hough, Associate Professor of biomedical sciences and faculty representative to the advisory board.
“Our discussions have provided insight into how MCHHS programs can best meet the needs of the workforce and support student development.”
Each department has its own advisor, and there are also five at-large advisors who report to the dean, to discuss issues related to the college as a whole.
Board members meet with departments to discuss the needs and innerworkings of MCHHS and voice any recommendations to the dean, departments, and fellow board members.
Objectives for the board
The board’s mission is to create meaningful connections among the community, the departments and the college.
“Board members represent our community,” MCHHS Dean Dr. Mark Smith said. “They provide advice, criticism and guidance to our college, departments and programs to help MCHHS navigate challenges and opportunities.”
The college hopes to utilize the experience and advice of the board to help students succeed in their future careers.
Meet the advisory board
- Andrew Reid: MCHHS.
- Brandi O’Reilly: physical therapy.
- Brooks Miller: physician assistant studies.
- CJ Davis: MCHHS.
- Dr. Denise Frederick: MCHHS.
- Dr. Fred McQueary: MCHHS.
- Elisa Coonrod: School of Nursing.
- Gary Ward: public health and sports medicine..
- Jodie Adams: kinesiology.
- Katy Tynes: School of Social Work.
- Laurie Davis: MCHHS.
- Melanie Stinnett: communication sciences and disorders.
- Pam Marion: occupational therapy.
- Rich Havens: School of Anesthesia.
- Scott Purvis: psychology.
- Tylane Garrett: biomedical sciences.