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Laurie Bell, Interim Dean

Laurie Bell, Interim Dean

Laurie Bell assumed the role of Interim Dean of University College July 1, 2014. She returns to SIU after serving as Executive Director for Major Scholarships at Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne University (IPFW) from 2010-2014. In 2003, Laurie established the Office of Major Scholarship Advisement (OMSA) at SIU and she served as the director of the program from 2003-2010. During her time directing SIU’s OMSA, she collaborated with SIU faculty to assist over 30 students win national recognition as Goldwater, Udall, and Fulbright Scholars as well as garner USA Today All-USA College Academic Team honors. 

Laurie is from Virginia Beach, VA and earned her BS and MS degrees in Education from Radford University. She is married to Tommy Bell and has two children, Joey and Courtney, both graduates of SIU.  

lbell@siu.edu (618) 453-1828

Tabitha Stone, Assistant Dean

Tabitha Stone, Assistant Dean

Tabitha Stone joined University College in July 2015 as the Assistant Dean.  She came to University College from the College of Business, where she served as the Chief Academic Advisor, having been elevated to that position in 2012 after serving as an Academic Advisor from 1998 to 2004 and from 2008 to 2012.  In 2001, the College of Business recognized Tabitha’s dedication and excellence with their Outstanding Service Contribution award.  Tabitha has presented on the topic of retention programming for at-risk students at regional and national conferences.

Tabitha is a two-degree Saluki, earned a BS in Psychology in 1989 and an MBA in 1993.  She is married to Steve Stone and has five children.  

tabstone@siu.edu (618) 536-5551

Tina Gerecke

Tina Gerecke
Administrative Assistant
(618) 453-1828
tjgerecke@siu.edu

Magdalena Gonzalez

Maggie Gonzalez
Graduate Assistant
(618) 453-1828
gonzama@siu.edu

Sandy Schenk

Sandy Schenk
Business Manager II
(618) 536-5555
sandys@siu.edu