Meet The Staff

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
  • Facilitator for the Student Management 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

Adam McMichael
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 Technology Team and the Outreach team.
  • Advisor for Student Activities Board and Homecoming Committee
  • 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.F.A. in Visual Communications from Truman State University; Candidate for M.A. in Leadership from Truman State University

Program Advisor for Organizational Engagement and Leadership
Information will be added once this position has been filled

  • Responsible for oversight, compliance, and development of approximately 240 student organizations including the Greek Life community
  • Serves as primary Greek Advisor
  • Serves as staff facilitator/supervisor for the student Organizational Development Team and the Greek Life student staff.
  • Advisor for the Funds Allotment Council
  • Resource person for all student Involvement programs, resources and services
  • Educational background:

Student Staff
All student workers at the U&I Office

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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