Laura Bates

Director of the Student Union and Campus Activities

  • Oversees all services provided by the Union & Involvement Services and Student Union
  • Advisor to the Student Government and the Fraternity and Sorority Life Community
  • Facilitator for the Student Outreach Team
  • Provides support to students and organizations
  • Resource person for all Student Involvement programs, resources and services
Educational background: B.S. in Business Administration from Meredith College; M.A. in College Student Development from Appalachian State University

Rebecca Conover

Assistant Director of Union and Involvement Services

  • Responsible for event management (contractual services, event planning, publicity, etc.)
  • Serves as the facilitator for the Campus Events and Engagement efforts in coordinating student programming, the supervisor for the Organizational Development and Engagement Teams.
  • Advisor for Student Activities Board, Homecoming Committee, and Funds Allotment Council
  • Resource person for all Student Involvement programs, resources, and services.
  • Provides support for aspects of Student Union Building facility needs and issues.
Educational background: B.S. in Psychology from Truman State University.

General U&I Contact Emails

The Union & Involvement Services reports directly to the Student Life Office. For more information about Student Life, please visit the Student Life website

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