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Tiffany S. Bumpers

Tiffany S. Bumpers

Director of Health Professions Advising

Tiffany (she/her/hers) earned two bachelor’s degrees, one in Psychology and another in African American Studies from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She later earned a master’s degree in Educational Leadership-Policy Studies from the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) and is currently finishing up her PhD in Higher Education Leadership at Illinois State University (ISU). Full bio

Randy Wiseman Smith

Randy Wiseman Smith

Program Assistant

Originally from Kentucky, Randy (they/them) earned their bachelor’s degree in performing arts from Eastern Kentucky University. Full bio
Brian Keiller

Brian Keiller

Associate Director & Health Professions Advisor

Brian (he/him/his) was a first generation, non-traditional student who earned a MA (Hons) in English from Aberdeen University, Scotland, at the age of 30. Full biofor Brian Keiller
Nancy Tapko

Nancy Tapko

Senior Assistant Director & Health Professions Advisor

Nancy (she/her/hers) earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a master's degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Full biofor Nancy Tapko
Melissa (Mel) Pollay

Melissa (Mel) Pollay

Assistant Director & Health Professions Advisor

Originally from California, Mel (she/her/hers) earned her bachelor's degree in anthropology from the University of California, Irvine, in 2008.  Full biofor Melissa Pollay
Felicia O'Rourke

Felicia O'Rourke

Assistant Director & Health Professions Advisor

Originating from Rochester, New York, Felicia (she/her/hers) attended Allegheny College located in Northwest Pennsylvania where she studied psychology and biology and played college softball. Full bio