Kate joined the Office of the Registrar in October of 2019 as the Assistant Registrar for Curriculum Management. Kate's role allows her to get to know professionals across campus to find new ways to provide amazing academic experiences for Ithaca College students. Besides reviewing policy and curriculum, Kate supports academic units across campus through problem-solving and enhancing the technology used for developing curriculum on campus. Kate remains part of IEBC, the Institutional Effectiveness and Budgeting Committee, and has joined Graduate Council, APC, APC-Curriculum, and APC-Policy as part of her role.
Kate first moved to Ithaca in the summer of 2016, joining the Ithaca College Academic Advising Center in August. Becoming a member of the AAC team gave Kate the opportunity to work with students, sharing her technology expertise, and learning every day. Kate was a professional advisor and the liaison to the School of Music liaison for the AAC thanks to her passion for music. She was also a First-Year Residential Experience Associate for the 2018-2019 year focusing on the topics of diversity and inclusion, social and emotional learning, and sustainability. As part of her role as an advisor, Kate took part in committees such as the August Orientation Planning Committee and the Maxient Implementation Committee.
Additionally, Kate taught ICSM 17000, ICSM 19000, and ICSM 10500 during her time as an academic advisor.
Kate graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and Public Policy from Michigan State University with minors in Music and Women's and Gender Studies. After honing her software and hardware skills while working in information technology for an insurance company, Kate moved to Ohio to study higher education and student affairs. She received her Master of Arts in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University while advising Criminal Justice, Undecided, and Public Health students, teaching, and assisting with off-campus student services. Additionally, she worked as part of their orientation program at the University of Mount Union in the summer of 2015.
Outside of her work hours, Kate also dedicates her time to the Midwest Institute for Sexuality and Gender Diversity, a non-profit which guides and maintains the Midwest BLGTA College Conference (MBLGTACC), the largest student-led LGBTA college conference in the country. She helped plan and advise the 2013 MBLGTACC conference, was the advisor and liaison for the 2018 MBLGTACC conference at the University of Nebraska - Omaha, and was the advisor and liaison for the 2020 MBLGTACC planning team at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
When she's not at work or volunteering her time, Kate spends time with family, enjoys gaming, cooks for her wife, and attempts to train her "guard cat" Baboo how to shake paws. The last hobby is a work in progress, stay tuned.