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New Assistant Dean Named for UMKC School of Education

Veteran higher education administrator joins faculty

A veteran higher education administrator with experience in student recruiting, retention and success has joined the staff of the School of Education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Christine Timmerman, formerly director of Student Success, Director of Outreach and Retention, and Counselor and Faculty Professor at Lone Star College in Houston, has been named assistant dean for Student Services and Enrollment Management in the School of Education.

In more than two decades as a higher education professional, Timmerman has specialized in recruiting students, helping students successfully manage the transition to the demands of higher education, and providing them with tools for college success. She also has extensive experience in the training of recruitment, orientation and counseling professionals. In addition to Lone Star, Timmerman has worked at Benedictine University in Illinois and The University of Texas San Antonio.

At UMKC, she will lead efforts in recruitment, admissions, enrollment, academic advising and orientation activities for teacher education programs; and student-centered class scheduling, scholarships, certification and student retention programs for the entire School of Education.

Timmerman holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Kansas State University. She is a lifetime member of the National Orientation Directors Association, which has presented her with both the President’s Award and the Outstanding Service Award. At Lone Star, she received the Dr. Martha Newsome “Flying High” Award for the hardest working faculty member in 2013 and the Dr. Bob Williams Administrative Excellence Award in 2012.

Timmerman and her family reside in Kansas City, Mo.


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