The Office of New Student Programs is located in Suite 366 located on the third floor of the Millennium Student Center Building (MSC).

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 :00 p.m.

Phone: 314-516-5291

Mailing Address
University of Missouri – St. Louis
Office of New Student Programs
366 Millennium Student Center
One University Boulevard
St. Louis MO  63121-4400

Map of Campus  

Our Professional Staff

Megan Green, Director of New Student Programs

Megan Green, Director | Email:

Megan Green is the Director of New Student Programs and has been at UMSL since February 2013.  Before coming to UMSL, she worked as an Assistant Director of Student Life, at Rockhurst University, where her primary responsibilities were in orientation, welcome week, family weekend, advising student organizations, and leadership development. Megan received her B.A. in Communication, Science and Disorder from Rockhurst University and M.Ed. in Higher Education and Administration from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville. Her work with student affairs began as an undergraduate student leader in the Office of Student Activities. She continued her education and working as the Program Assistant at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, and then advanced as the Coordinator of New Student Programs at Southern Methodist University, where at both institutions excelled in implementing their extended orientation, welcome week, and parent programming. These opportunities have cultivated her passion for diversity education and leadership development, and given her experience in program expansion and implementation.

Kelly Heissler, Coordinator of New Student Programs

Kelly Heissler, Coordinator | E-mail:

Kelly Heissler took on the role of Coordinator of New Student Programs in November 2013. Previously, she worked at UMSL as an Admissions Representative for three years. In the Admissions Office her primary responsibilities were to recruit new students and represent the university at various off-campus functions. She also assisted with campus tours, special events, open houses and new student orientation. Before joining the UMSL staff, she served as a graduate assistant for the Illinois State University Athletic Study Center and graduated with her M.S. in Sport Management. Her passion for student affairs began as an undergraduate at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville where she was an orientation leader for the university’s orientation programs and graduated with a B.A. in Mass Communications. These experiences have allowed her to share her passion for higher education and continue to grow in a field that supports learning and leadership opportunities inside and outside of the classroom.

[Photo Coming Soon]

Andrea Maurer, Graduate Assistant  | Email:

Before coming to UMSL I worked for 2 years through AmeriCorps and the University of Missouri-Columbia as a Missouri College Advising Corps college adviser.  In my role, I was placed in a low-income Missouri high school with a high percentage of first-generation students and provided them with personalized advisement and resources to get to college.  I am currently pursuing an M.S.Ed. in Higher Education Administration.  I graduated from The University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou) with a degree in International Studies-East Asian Studies, a minor in Business Administration, and a certificate in Multicultural Studies. I previously participated in service organizations at Mizzou meant to acclimate international students to the American university culture. My excitement for meeting new people and welcoming students of all backgrounds into higher education drove me to pursue this assistantship in the field of orientation.  I can help answer questions about New Student Programs events and programs (NSO, TSO, Family Weekend, Triton Take-Off Weekend, etc.)

Stephanie Aldana, NODA Intern

Stephanie Aldana, NODA 2015 Summer Intern

Hello UMSL community! My name is Stephanie Aldana and I am very excited to be joining The Office of New Student Programs as the NODA/UMSL summer intern. I am currently a graduate student at the University of Miami pursuing an M.S.Ed. in Higher Education Administration with a focus on Student Life and Development. I also serve as the Graduate Assistant for the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at UM, where I assist with advising multicultural student organizations and developing diversity programming. Prior to attending the University of Miami, I was an undergraduate student at Florida International University, where I earned my B.S. in Elementary Education. My passion for serving students was sparked during my time spent at Miami Dade College, where I was a Student Assistant for the New Student Center. In my role as student assistant I helped new students through the application, admission, and orientation process. Since then, my passion for education, teaching, and working with students has only grown as I look forward to soon joining the exciting world of student affairs as a new student affairs professional. My interests include orientation, diversity, advising students and student organizations, career advising, and leadership development. Through my role as the NODA/UMSL summer intern I am excited to learn more about how to better serve new students. As a Florida native, I look forward to my time here and learning all about St. Louis and the UMSL community.