Meet the Team!

  • Laura Bates
    Director of the Student Union and Campus Activities

    • Oversees all services provided by the Union & Involvement Services and Student Union
    • Advisor to the Student Government
    • Facilitator for the Student Management Team
    • Provides support to students and organizations
    • Resource person for all Student Involvement programs, resources and services
    • Educational background: B.S. in Business Administration from Meredith College; M.A. in College Student Development from Appalachian State University
  • Adam McMichael
    Assistant Director of Union and Involvement Services

    • Responsible for event management (contractual services, event planning, publicity, etc.)
    • Serves as the facilitator for the Campus Events and Engagement efforts in coordinating student programming, the supervisor for the Technology Team and the Outreach team.
    • Advisor for Student Activities Board and Homecoming Committee
    • Resource person for all Student Involvement programs, resources, and services.
    • Provides support for aspects of Student Union Building facility needs and issues.
    • Educational background:  B.F.A. in Visual Communications from Truman State University; Candidate for M.A. in Leadership from Truman State University

General U&I Contact Emails:

The Union & Involvement Services reports directly to the Student Affairs Office. For more information about Student Affairs, please visit the Student Affairs website

Office Manager: Corinna McFall
Corinna McFall is a senior Health Science major with a concentration in worksite/community/public health. She works in the U&I office as a client/event manager. Corinna aspires to be an event coordinator for non profit organizations. She also loves watching Survivor and going on hikes with friends.

Wyatt Whittle
Wyatt Whittle is a senior biology major at Truman State. Wyatt is a member of Alpha Kappa Lambda, and enjoys listening to music and binging internet videos.

Training & Development: Alina Sergienko
Alina Sergienko is a senior Business Administration major with a concentration in marketing and a minor in graphic design. She aspires to work in the fashion field and, in her free time, she loves to watch Great British Baking Show and practice yoga.






Dan Trentman
Dan Trentman is a senior with a Business Administration Major and a concentration in finance and management. He is a member of Alpha Kappa Lambda and works as a Client Manager in Union and Involvement Services.

Ella Folson

Adaline Bray











Team Lead: Alek Nikitow: Alek Nikitow is a History major with an English minor. He works on campus as the secretary of Student Government and as a Client Manager within Union & Involvement Services. Ultimately, Alek has hopes of joining the Peace Corps and working within higher education.
Monica Bates
Abby Sauer

Team Lead: Kayla Decker
Kayla Decker is a senior at Truman State University and is majoring in Marketing and Graphic Design. Kayla is involved in Delta Sigma Pi (DSP), a professional business fraternity, and the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA). At the U&I, Kayla is Outreach Team Lead and loves to create engaging designs and graphics. In her free time, Kayla enjoys making greeting cards and watching “Friends” reruns.

Social Media & Marketing Specialist: Abby Huber

Graphic Design & Web Specialist: Ashley Burgess







Team Lead: Savanna Ott
Savanna Ott is a Speech-Language Pathology graduate student at Truman State University. She is a member of the Organizational Development team. Savanna enjoys curling up with a book or watching crime shows.

Maddie Williard
Maddie Williard is a junior biology major with a concentration in pre-optometry. Maddie is a member of the Organizational Development Team and is involved in Cardinal Key, Pre-Optometry Club, and Globemed. In her free time, she enjoys painting and spending time with her family and friends.

Leadership Specialist: Liz Cristal












Emily Smith
Financial Planning Specialist: Patrick May






Anna Klenc
Anna Klenc is a junior part of the Engagement Team at the U&I. She is currently pursuing a BS in Psychology, with the hopes that she will be accepted to the Nursing program soon. She is a member of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority. When asked what she loves, she will panic and say ice water in a formal meeting. Good one, Anna!

Homecoming Coordinator: Tori Toyne
Tori Toyne is a senior Justice Systems major with minors in Sociology and Psychology. At the U&I she serves as Homecoming Coordinator on the Engagement Team. Tori enjoys being a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha, spending time with friends, and watching crime documentaries.

Assessment & Development Specialist: Long Tran
Long Tran is a senior with a Statistics Major, concentration in Data Science; and Computer Science, Mathematics minors. At the U&I, he is the Assessment & Development Specialist.








Team Lead: Sydney Modaff
Sydney Modaff is a senior at Truman State University. She is a communication major and is Pre Master’s of Special Education. She is a member of Greek Life Team. On campus Sydney is involved as a student ambassador, Delta Zeta president, and Order of Omega. In Sydney’s free time she enjoys cooking, eating hotdogs and pizza, and spending time with friends.

Dalton Kaeshoefer
Dalton Kaeshoefer is a Business Management Major with a minor in Justice Systems. Dalton wants to either work in Business or go to Law School after completing his undergrad. Dalton is a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, the President of the Interfraternity Council, and the Student Representative of the Funds Allotment Council. Dalton is a football fanatic and loves Marvel and Star Wars













Chuck Perry

Team Lead: Rebecca Conover
Becca is a senior at Truman State Univeristy with a Psychology and Theatre double major and a minor in English. Becca is head of tech for the U&I, and is also a teacher at the Kirksville Child Devlopment Center (KCDC). In her free time Becca enjoys making classic mixtapes with her cat.

Deepson Shrestha
Deepson Shrestha is senior at Truman State University majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Mathematical Biology. He is involved in Student Government and the Center for International Student Senate. As a staff in U&I, he provides technical assistance while covering different on-campus events.

Adam Paris

Natalie Vance
Natalie is a junior at Truman State University majoring in Spanish. After graduating she plans to get a Masters in Education to be either a Spanish teacher or ESL teacher. Natalie is involved in Delta Zeta, the Student Activities Board, and she is an Orientation Leader. Natalie is a building assistant for the Student Union Building, and in her free time she loves spend time with her friends and visiting the Mexican restaurants in town.

Triston Robinson: Triston is a senior Psychology major at Truman State University. He enjoys seeing and spending time with his family and six siblings, and his interests include making music and attempting to write his own.
















Camden Cade: Camden is a senior studying sociology at Truman State.
Carolina Fleming
Mario Fong
Jake Wacker