Academic Success Coordinator



Ella is an Academic Success Coordinator working mainly with students in the Journalism and Media Communication Major. Ella has been an advisor at CSU for over 10 years and in addition to her current role, she has also advised for students in the Communication Studies, History and Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts majors.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Leisure, Youth and Human Services (with emphases in Programming and Outdoor Recreation) and a Master of Arts in Education in Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs from the University of Northern Iowa.   What Ella finds most rewarding in her role is building a relationship with her students and seeing them succeed at accomplishing their academic and career goals. She strives to help students discover their strengths and interests and utilize that information to start focusing on specific career goals.  Ella believes that college is a time to explore different interests and encourages her students to take advantage of their time at CSU getting involved on campus, in the community, and globally.

Outside of work, Ella enjoys hiking, biking, reading, paddle boarding and traveling. She also loves music; either catching a live show, dancing with her daughters or playing her fiddle with friends.