Kyle McCool Named Director of Graduate Academic Advising

| July 6, 2015

The Office of Academic Affairs announces that Kyle McCool has been named director of Graduate Academic Advising. McCool will join Webster on Aug. 10.

McCool comes to Webster from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), where she served for more than four years as director of Undergraduate Programs and Student Services for the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. As director, she developed and implemented initiatives which increased levels of student engagement, enhanced documentation and data collection, and increased student headcounts.

She was named the 2013 IUPIU Advising Administrator of the Year and was selected as a 2014 NACADA (National Academic Advising Association) Outstanding Advising Administrator.  From 2003 to 2011, she served in progressive roles at IUPUI, including Academic Advisor and Senior Academic Advisor at the University College.

“Kyle’s experience and talents will help us achieve important goals of the new strategic plan,” said  Nancy Hellerud, vice provost of Webster. “Her demonstrated success in academic advising, but also program development, recruitment, retention, and student engagement, will serve Webster well as we strengthen and improve our global, student-centered focus.”

Kyle earned her Bachelor of Music Education magna cum laude from the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma and an MS in Education – Student Affairs from Indiana University.

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  1. Jan Blondin-Duncan says:

    I met and worked with Kyle McCool when she first came to work at IUPUI. We worked as colleagues in the same department and then moved to additional opportunities to to enhance our college employment experience. IUPUI has certainly benefitted from Kyle’s presence, experience, comittmet and ability to engage students. I will personally miss Kyle, but am glad for this new opportunity. Congratulations to Kyle and Webster!