Office of Precollegiate Student Services

Staff

 


Natissia SmallNatissia Small
Assistant Dean of Students and Director
Division of Student Affairs

As an Assistant Dean of Students, Natissia Small provides direct oversight and leadership for Precollegiate Student Services (Bridge Program) and Multicultural Student Services. Natissia joined the University in 1995 and currently works directly with diverse student populations, first-generation students, middle and high school students, parents, and school administrators within the St. Louis community. She has led the Bridge Program to state and national recognition, Bridge continues to serve more than 4,000 students and families in the St. Louis community annually. Natissia’s responsibilities include oversight for college access initiatives and programming, retention services, academic support, parental engagement, leadership development and cultural enrichment programming. She earned her undergraduate degree in Mass Communication from Southeast Missouri State University, and dual Master degrees in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Adult Education; and Counseling from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Educational Policy and Leadership at UMSL.  Natissia is devoted to serving, implementing and executing effective college access services.

Natissia's Contact Information:
Office Phone: 314.516.5196
Office Fax: 314.516.4611
Email: precollegiate@umsl.edu



Channon PeoplesChannon Peoples
Assistant Director

Channon joined the Office of Precollegiate Programs in 2003 and currently serves as Assistant Director. She is a graduate of Harris-Stowe State University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing, a Master's degree in Public Policy and Administration and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership both from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Channon brings expertise in the area of program coordination, marketing and recruiting. She is a member of the Missouri Association for College Admissions Counseling (MOACAC) and the National College Access Network (NCAN). She is an active volunteer in various youth and community organizations structured to engage and encourage youth to seek post-secondary attainment.

Channon's Contact Information:
Office Phone: 314.516.5199
Office Fax: 314.516.4611
Email: channonpeoples@umsl.edu


Kimberly EdwardsKimberly Edwards
Program Coordinator


Kimberly began working with the Office of Precollegiate Programs in April 2009 and currently serves as a Program Coordinator. She received both her Bachelor's degree in Communication as well as a Master's degree in Higher Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She previously served as a board member for the University Program Board and worked diligently with the Office of Student Life to coordinate activities and events for student organizations. She has assisted with organizing events for the Women's Resource Center and developed workshops for the Emerging Leaders Program. She is a member of the Missouri Association for College Admissions Counseling (MOACAC) and the National College Access Network (NCAN).

Kimberly's Contact Information:
Office Phone: 314.516.6888
Office Fax: 314.516.4611
Email: edwardskj@umsl.edu


 

Lisa SturgeonLisa Sturgeon
Office Support

Lisa began working with the Office of Precollegiate Programs in March 2010. She brings more than 32 years of administrative experience. Her strong commitment to assist students and parents in their transition from high school to college have made her a key asset to the department.

Lisa's Contact Information:
Office Phone: 314.516.5196
Office Fax: 314.516.4611
Email: sturgeonl@umsl.edu