Student Success and Transitions

About the SST Staff

Student Success & Transitions Staff SST/MAC

Krissy Creager

Assistant Vice Chancellor

Krissy completed her Ph.D. in Global Leadership in Higher Education at Indiana Tech and holds a Master's Degree in Student Development Administration from Seattle University and a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Northern Arizona University. She started at IPFW in 2009 and comes to work every single day excited to challenge, support, and celebrate students throughout their journey at IPFW.

Alison Rynearson 

Associate Director

Alison earned her Ph.D. in Higher Education in 2014 from Indiana State University and holds a Master's Degree in Student Affairs Administration from Ball State University, as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary English Education from Indiana University. She began at IPFW in 2001 and serves as an Associate Director of SST, National Student Exchange Coordinator and Don2Don program coordinator. 

Corrie Fox 

Associate Director

Corrie holds a Master’s degree in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education and a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from Ball State University. She started at IPFW in 2007 as an academic advisor after working in recruitment and retention positions at other institutions. Corrie coordinates the course withdrawal process, and Pathways Program and works closely with the New Student Orientation team. She loves working with and supporting IPFW students as they work toward accomplishing their educational goals!

Karen Case

Academic Advisor & Coordinator of Peer Leadership

In 2014, Karen came back "home" to IPFW where she received her Bachelor's Degree in General Studies prior to earning her Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership from Lourdes University (Ohio). After many years of helping students find the "right fit" in their college choice as an Admissions Counselor, she is very excited to help students find this fit now as an academic advisor.

Amanda Seilheimer

Transfer & Special Populations Coordinator

Amanda came to IPFW as a transfer student and graduated from IPFW with her Bachelor’s Degree in Interpersonal & Organizational Communication and a Master’s Degree in Professional Communication. Amanda started working at IPFW in 2010 and is excited to work with students who plan to transfer to IPFW.

Lynette Coughlin

Secretary V

Lynette came to IPFW in 2007 and has worked in the First Year Experience and Student Life Offices prior to coming to SST. She has a wide-array of institutional knowledge and enjoys the daily interaction with a wide array of students. She is originally from Michigan and loves watching football and dabbling in photography.

Rhonda Meriwether

Director
Student Success Program

Rhonda earned her Master's and Bachelor's Degrees in Psychology from Tennessee State University. She has worked at IPFW since 1991 and loves working to help encourage and empower students to succeed through college. In addition to academic advising, Rhonda oversees the day-to-day functions in SSP and serves on various institutional committees and working groups.

Kim Myers

Academic Advisor
Student Success Program                                                   

Kim has been serving students in advising and instructor roles at IPFW since 2005.  She earned a graduate certificate in Instructional Design from University of Wisconsin in 2015; a M.A. in Professional Communication Studies at IPFW in 2006; and a B.A. with a double-major in Communication and Sociology in 2001 from Purdue University, West Lafayette.  Kim brings experiences from social services as well as student affairs and faculty roles at Manchester University, Indiana Tech, and Ivy Tech Community College, giving her a holistic approach to serving students from diverse social, academic, and cultural backgrounds.   She is actively interested in and involved with social justice issues and has facilitated Safe Zone/Safe Space workshops at IPFW and through a local non-profit organization that she founded to build more inclusive and welcoming organizational climates for LGBTQ+ individuals and allies.  You may find her around IPFW chatting with a student about their interests and goals in the Mastodon Advising Center, teaching an online class, attending an event, or taking a class for fun.  

Cassie Wolfe

Academic Advisor
Student Success Program

Cassie has been at IPFW since 2008. She was originally recruited as a student-athlete from California for the softball team at IPFW. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Interpersonal Communication with a minor in Psychology and her Master's of Science Degree in Education with a concentration in School Counseling. While attending IPFW, she was very involved with athletics, intramural sports, multiple committees and volunteer opportunities. Cassie is excited to advocate for students' campus involvement and help students' achieve their academic and extracurricular goals.

Nancy Simmonds

Secretary

Nancy earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities from the College of St. Benedict in Minnesota and has studied Art History here at IPFW. She is a member of several poetry organizations and connects with people all around the world through Postcrossing.  Nancy has worked for IPFW at the front desks of Telephone Operations and Admissions before joining Student Success and Transitions. Nancy loves meeting new people; stop by and say hello!