Meet the Staff
Lisa Parsons is the Director of Student Support Services (SSS). This is her first year as the Project Director of SSS after previously working as an Admissions Representative for the college. Lisa has worked at the college for five years and was a classroom teacher prior to beginning at HCC. Lisa received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Fort Hays State University and her Master of Science in Education in Curriculum and Development from Peru State College.
Lisa resides in Highland along with her two boys.
Title: Student Support Services Retention Coordinator
Audrey Denton 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 husband Christopher have a daughter and son.
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.