Student Affairs is Here for You!

The McPherson College community is intentionally small. Because of that, we get to focus on what’s important. What matters most to us is giving you every opportunity to practice your craft, volunteer your time, and make connections with people that value your individuality. In the midst of that empowering space, you’ll grow into the person you’ve always wanted to become and find out what you’re meant to do.

The mission of the Division of Students Affairs is to develop and graduate whole persons through exploration, experience, and engagement.  Student Affairs consists of several areas with a common purpose to help you thrive during your time on campus, including housing and residence life, student organizations and clubs, career and experiential learning, adventure programs, spiritual life, diversity and inclusion programming, Title IX, student conduct, dining services, campus store, and others.  We provide leadership and student employment opportunities.  We are here for you!

What's Happening on Campus?

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Dr. Hannah Rushe Piechowski, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, or or 
Contact them for: Student Affairs Policies and Procedures, Student Government Association, Early Warning, Title IX, Housing Assignments, Staff Housing, Student Conduct and Handbook, Emotional Support Animals, Spiritual Life, Student Union, Parking, Esports, Student IDs, COVID

W. Darryl Glenn, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life, or 
Contact them for: Residence Life, Roommate Mediation, Room Changes, Keys, Check In/Check Out, Residence Hall Association, Residential Student Conduct

Sarah Wood, Director of Student Life, or 
Contact her for: Clubs and Student Organizations, Spiritual Life, Student Activities Board, Diversity and Inclusion Programming, Adventure Programs, International Student Orientation

Ashley Templeton, Director of Student Transitions, 
Contact them for: Orientation and Welcome Weekend, Parent and Family Programs, Senior Transition, Student Engagement Assessment, Campus Traditions and Major Events

Amy Beckman, Executive Director of Career Services and Experiential Learning, 
Contact her for: On Campus Employment, Internship and Off-Campus Employment, Interview Preparation, Debt Project, Resume and Cover Letter Development

Sheridan Weinbrenner, Assistant Director of Career Services and Experiential Learning, 
Contact her for: On Campus Employment, Internship and Off-Campus Employment, Interview Preparation, Debt Project, Resume and Cover Letter Development

Benny Lopez, Director of Dining Services, 
Contact him for: Food Services, Cafeteria, Catering 

Barley, Canine Counselor/Therapy Dog
Contact him for: Snuggles, Doggo Hugs, Treats

Academic Support Can Help!

The Royer Center provides a variety of help services and instruction in strategies for success at McPherson College.  We offer subject tutors in our Tutoring Program, writing tutors in the Writing Center, and instruction in study skills and reading skills through two courses: ID100 College Learning Skills and ID106 College Reading Skills.

We also welcome walk-ins who are seeking help with a variety of college success skills (time management, note-taking, test-taking, stress management, etc.).

The Royer Center also provides Academic Disability Services for students with documented learning disabilities or other disabilities, temporary or permanent, that substantially affect a student’s learning process. If you need assistance with this, please contact Linda Barrett by email at or by phone, ext. 2510 or direct dial 620-242-0510.

The Writing Center

Our writing tutors, working regular hours and by appointment, provide a tutoring service for any students, faculty, or staff who want assistance with a writing project.  Tutors are trained to help at any stage of the writing process, with writers of any skill level.  We provide the service free of charge.

Tutoring Program

Our subject tutors provide a tutoring service in almost any subject being offered at McPherson College.  We provide the service free of charge.  If you need a tutor, download McPherson's new tutoring app, Penji using this link:

Just scan one of the QR codes below to download:

Academic Advising

Academic advising at McPherson College in an intentional relationship between an advisor and student as they plan and reach the student's educational, career, and personal goals.

How do I order textbooks?

TextbookX is now the official source of textbooks and textbook information for McPherson College. Students can save an average of 60% off list price when they shop on the TextbookX marketplace. Visit the Online Bookstore today to shop for new, used, eBooks, rental and marketplace books.

Linda Barrett, Coordinator of Student Success and Engagement,
Contact her for: Academic Support, Writing Center, Disability Services and Accommodations, Emotional Support Animals, Tutoring, Study Skills

Rachael Bruce, Athletic Academic Support Specialist,  

Jen Sjuts, Director of Academic Advising and Student Success,