Highland Community College



Meet the Staff

Andrea Keller

Title: Student Support Services Director
Phone: 785-442-6147
Email: akeller@highlandcc.edu

Andrea Keller is the Director of Student Support Services (SSS).  She begins her second year as SSS Director after having served as the SSS Math Specialist for two years.  Andrea has worked at HCC for 10 years, serving as the head volleyball coach as well as admissions representative prior to working for SSS.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Education and her Master of Science in Higher Education Leadership, both from Northwest Missouri State University.  Andrea is also an alum of HCC.

Andrea lives in Highland with her husband and 2 children. 

Audrey Caudle

Title: Student Support Services Retention Coordinator
Phone: 785-442-6017
Email: acaudle@highlandcc.edu

Audrey Caudle is the Retention Coordinator for Student Support Services.  Audrey earned an Associate of Arts degree from HCC, a Bachelor's of Science degree in Psychology from Missouri Western and a Master's in Liberal Arts from Baker University.  Audrey has over 10 years of experience in higher education in administration and as adjunct faculty.  She most recently worked at Park University as the Assistant Director of the Park Student Success Center.

Audrey and her son Brady enjoy spending time together reading, visiting the zoo, playing at the playground and taking walks.

Kimberly Bechtold

Title: Student Support Services Transfer Advisor
Phone: 785-442-6052
Email: kbechtold@highlandcc.edu

Kim Bechtold is the Transfer Advisor for Student Support Services. Kim attended Highland Community College then transferred to Northwest Missouri State University where she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Merchandising. Since graduating from Northwest she has worked as a Formica Sales Rep and an Enrollment Advisor at Baker University.

Kim is returning back to Highland after living in the Kansas City area for the last 6 years.  Kim, her husband Josh and son Mason love living out in the country again and having friends and family close by.

Randa Arnett

Title: Spanish Instructor/ Tutor - English Specialist
Phone: 785-442-6151
Email: rarnett@highlandcc.edu

Randa Arnett is the English Specialist for Student Support Services. Randa has been in working in the education field since 1988, and has enjoyed teaching teens and adults in Missouri, Kansas and Kentucky. She has three children and six step-children, all which are grown; most have families of their own. She and her husband, Doc, recently moved from Saint Joseph, MO to a two and one half acre property near Wathena, where they intend to garden, watch sunsets, and host get-togethers with family and friends. Her hobbies include being with family, singing/playing music with her husband, and giving attention to her horse, an Arabian called Tango Dancer. She also enjoys sewing, reading, and hanging out with friends.

Kristi Kelley


Title: Administrative Assistant
Phone: 785-442-6058
Email: kkelley@highlandcc.edu

Kristi Kelley is the Student Support Services office assistant.  Kristi graduated from Highland Community College with an Associate of Arts Degree.  While attending HCC, she was the editor of the student newspaper.  She was most recently with Lag Design Custom Wood Doors as the Business Development Manager and Marketing Administrator before the doors to the company closed in May, 2012.  Kristi has also worked as an account executive for KQTV and the Special Services Supervisor for Systems and Services Technologies, Inc.  In her spare time, Kristi enjoys playing softball and volleyball, spending time with friends and family, and baking. 

Shelley Smith

Title: SSS Math Specialist
Phone: 785-442-
Email: srsmith@highlandcc.edu

Shelley Smith is one of the Math Specialists for Student Support Services. Shelley graduated from Washburn University with degrees in Mathematics and Computer Information Science. After graduating, Shelley worked as a computer programmer/analyst for 10 years, before becoming an adjunct instructor in 2004 for HCC and Washburn University.

Shelley lives in Sabetha with her husband and three daughters. Most of her free time is spent attending one of her daughters’ many activities, playing with her two dogs and reading.


Michelle Hurn

Title: SSS Math Specialist/Math Instructor
Phone: 785-442-6075
Email: mhurn@highlandcc.edu

Michelle Hurn is one of the math specialists for Student Support Services (SSS).  She has served in several capacities at HCC since she started in 1995. At the beginning she taught beginning algebra as an adjunct instructor and then moved into the math specialist position for the former HCC SSS program.  For many years Michelle has worked as a full time math instructor on campus. 

Michelle’s education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and economics from Emporia State University.   After completing her Bachelor’s degree she continued her education and became certified to teach middle and high school mathematics in Kansas. 

In her free time Michelle reads, spends time with her husband and two children, and attends school functions.