Meet the Staff
Title: Student Support Services Director
Andrea Keller is the Director of Student Support Services (SSS). She takes over as project director after having served as the SSS Math Specialist for two years. Andrea has worked at HCC for 9 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.
A 2001 graduate of HCC, Andrea was involved in many activities and served as a resident assistant (RA) and academic tutor. She was also an all-conference and all-region setter and captain of the Scotties volleyball team.
Andrea lives in Highland with her husband and 2 children.
Title: Student Support Services Retention Coordinator
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.
Title: Student Support Services Transfer Advisor
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
Title: Spanish Instructor/ Tutor - English Specialist
Title: SSS Math Specialist
SSS is currently accepting applications for the Math Specialist position. Please contact Human Resources at 785-442-6010 if you are interested in applying.
Title: Administrative Assistant
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.