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AASC Staff

Advising and Academic Support Center Staff

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Leadership

  • Tomas Baiza

    Tomas Baiza

    Director

    Duties

    Direct overall AASC operations and coordinate the AASC’s collaboration with other Boise State advising and enrollment units.

    Tomas joined AASC in 2013 with professional experience in admissions, human resources, and residential learning development. His teaching experience includes coursework and teaching in history, career exploration, and graduate research methodology. Tomas received his Bachelor of Arts at San Jose State University, Masters degrees from Indiana University and the University of Michigan, and his doctorate in Education from the University of Oregon.

    Duties

    Direct overall AASC operations and coordinate the AASC’s collaboration with other Boise State advising and enrollment units.

    Tomas joined AASC in 2013 with professional experience in admissions, human resources, and residential learning development. His teaching experience includes coursework and teaching in history, career exploration, and graduate research methodology. Tomas received his Bachelor of Arts at San Jose State University, Masters degrees from Indiana University and the University of Michigan, and his doctorate in Education from the University of Oregon.

  • Alizabeth Gaddie

    Alizabeth Gaddie

    Associate Director

    Duties

    Oversees academic advising and new student transition intiatives, including the coordination of advising and registration for New Student Orientation, Major Exploration and Undeclared Advising, Interdisciplinary Studies (3D),  and ACAD 110: Bronco Ready. Coordinates with campus partners to enhance a shared first-year experience for all Boise State students.

    Alizabeth joined the Advising and Academic Support Center in August 2015 immediately devoting her efforts to first-year student initatives. Alizabeth earned her Master of Science in Counseling and Student Affairs from Minnesota State University Moorhead. She holds a sincere passion for fostering students’ skills and development from a holistic lens. Outside of Boise State, Alizabeth enjoys spending time with family and friends, Pure Barre, movies, reading, and dancing!

    Duties

    Oversees academic advising and new student transition intiatives, including the coordination of advising and registration for New Student Orientation, Major Exploration and Undeclared Advising, Interdisciplinary Studies (3D),  and ACAD 110: Bronco Ready. Coordinates with campus partners to enhance a shared first-year experience for all Boise State students.

    Alizabeth joined the Advising and Academic Support Center in August 2015 immediately devoting her efforts to first-year student initatives. Alizabeth earned her Master of Science in Counseling and Student Affairs from Minnesota State University Moorhead. She holds a sincere passion for fostering students’ skills and development from a holistic lens. Outside of Boise State, Alizabeth enjoys spending time with family and friends, Pure Barre, movies, reading, and dancing!

  • Matt Schmasow

    Matt Schmasow

    Associate Director

    Duties

    Oversees Academic Support services, including tutoring programs, academic success workshops, and academic coaching in addition to serving as the co-chair for ACAD courses.

    Matt joined the Advising and Academic Support Center as an Academic Support Coordinator in October 2013 and oversaw the training, supervision, and assessment of AASC’s tutoring services, including the Learning Assistant Program. Matt earned both his Bachelor and Master of Science in Biology degrees from Boise State. Outside of his work supporting student success on campus, he enjoys fly-fishing and volunteer teaching entomology workshops at local learning centers and fly shops.

    Duties

    Oversees Academic Support services, including tutoring programs, academic success workshops, and academic coaching in addition to serving as the co-chair for ACAD courses.

    Matt joined the Advising and Academic Support Center as an Academic Support Coordinator in October 2013 and oversaw the training, supervision, and assessment of AASC’s tutoring services, including the Learning Assistant Program. Matt earned both his Bachelor and Master of Science in Biology degrees from Boise State. Outside of his work supporting student success on campus, he enjoys fly-fishing and volunteer teaching entomology workshops at local learning centers and fly shops.

  • Lindsey Cassidy

    Lindsey Cassidy

    Assistant Director

    Duties

    Coordinates the Academic Development and Recovery program, which focuses on supporting students who are experiencing academic distress, by providing academic advising to students who are on academic probation, are seeking reinstatement, or have been reinstated following academic dismissal.

    Lindsey earned her Master of Education with specialization in Higher Education Administration from Boston University.  Lindsey has worked in many facets of higher education including alumni relations and development, career and experiential education, and advising first generation students in the New York state sponsored Higher Education Opportunity Program.  She is excited to join Boise State and holds a passion and interest in supporting the success of first- generation and non-traditional students. Lindsey and her family relocated to Boise from Vermont in 2018. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her two young children, teaching and practicing yoga, hiking, playing tennis and skiing.

    Duties

    Coordinates the Academic Development and Recovery program, which focuses on supporting students who are experiencing academic distress, by providing academic advising to students who are on academic probation, are seeking reinstatement, or have been reinstated following academic dismissal.

    Lindsey earned her Master of Education with specialization in Higher Education Administration from Boston University.  Lindsey has worked in many facets of higher education including alumni relations and development, career and experiential education, and advising first generation students in the New York state sponsored Higher Education Opportunity Program.  She is excited to join Boise State and holds a passion and interest in supporting the success of first- generation and non-traditional students. Lindsey and her family relocated to Boise from Vermont in 2018. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her two young children, teaching and practicing yoga, hiking, playing tennis and skiing.

Administrative Staff

  • Tim Squires

    Tim Squires

    Business Operations Manager

    Duties

    Manage implementation of university-wide student success initiatives, advising process documentation and standardization, department financial management, human resource/candidate search manager data acquisition and dissemination, Finish in Four Program Management.

    Tim started in AASC in 2002 as a student employee and has advanced to his current position.  He is a proud Boise State alum having earned his Bachelor of Science in Health Science – Health Information Management in 2010.  In his free time, he enjoys movies, reading, testing new recipes and spending time with his husband and pets.

    Duties

    Manage implementation of university-wide student success initiatives, advising process documentation and standardization, department financial management, human resource/candidate search manager data acquisition and dissemination, Finish in Four Program Management.

    Tim started in AASC in 2002 as a student employee and has advanced to his current position.  He is a proud Boise State alum having earned his Bachelor of Science in Health Science – Health Information Management in 2010.  In his free time, he enjoys movies, reading, testing new recipes and spending time with his husband and pets.

  • Shawn Moak

    Shawn Moak

    Administrative Assistant II

    Duties

    Administrative support for AASC staff, Learning Assistant and Tutoring programs, front desk support, customer service, data collection, purchasing, and travel/expense.

    Bio coming soon

    Duties

    Administrative support for AASC staff, Learning Assistant and Tutoring programs, front desk support, customer service, data collection, purchasing, and travel/expense.

    Bio coming soon

Academic Advising Staff

  • Megan Lindbeck

    Megan Lindbeck

    Major Exploration Coordinator

    Duties

    Meets with undecided students to assist with major exploration, skill building, and schedule creation.

    Megan moved to Idaho in September 2015 from her hometown in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Go Pack Go!  She received her Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and her Master of Science in Education in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, where she advised undeclared students. She spends her free time traveling, going to movies, and finding new things to love about Boise and Idaho!

    Duties

    Meets with undecided students to assist with major exploration, skill building, and schedule creation.

    Megan moved to Idaho in September 2015 from her hometown in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Go Pack Go!  She received her Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and her Master of Science in Education in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, where she advised undeclared students. She spends her free time traveling, going to movies, and finding new things to love about Boise and Idaho!

  • Maria Paluzzi

    Maria Paluzzi

    First Year Transitions Coordinator

    Duties

    Assist the Associate Director in coordination and oversight of various advising and student-support areas, including orientation advising, first-year student-success programming, Interdisciplinary Studies, University Foundations support, website management, Bronco Ready course management, ACAD instruction, and direct student advising.

    Bio coming soon

    Duties

    Assist the Associate Director in coordination and oversight of various advising and student-support areas, including orientation advising, first-year student-success programming, Interdisciplinary Studies, University Foundations support, website management, Bronco Ready course management, ACAD instruction, and direct student advising.

    Bio coming soon

  • Ray Balstad

    Ray Balstad

    Academic Advisor

    Duties

    Provides advising and academic support to students pursuing Interdisciplinary Studies. Meets with undeclared and first-year students to assist with major exploration, academic skill-building, and Boise State navigation

    Bio coming soon

    Duties

    Provides advising and academic support to students pursuing Interdisciplinary Studies. Meets with undeclared and first-year students to assist with major exploration, academic skill-building, and Boise State navigation

    Bio coming soon

  • Jessica Barkley

    Jessica Barkley

    Academic Advisor

    Duties

    Meets with first-year and Undeclared students to assist with navigating the Boise State experience, academic skill building, major exploration, and schedule planning.  Additionally provides one-on-one advising and support to students within the Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) program.

    Bio Coming Soon

    Duties

    Meets with first-year and Undeclared students to assist with navigating the Boise State experience, academic skill building, major exploration, and schedule planning.  Additionally provides one-on-one advising and support to students within the Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) program.

    Bio Coming Soon

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    Brigitte Cammack

    Academic Advisor

    Duties

    Meets with undeclared and first-year students to assist with major exploration, academic skill-building, and Boise State navigation.

    Bio Coming Soon

    Duties

    Meets with undeclared and first-year students to assist with major exploration, academic skill-building, and Boise State navigation.

    Bio Coming Soon

  • Breanna Bibeiro

    Breanna Ribeiro

    Academic Advisor

    Duties

    Meets with undeclared and first-year students to assist with major exploration, academic skill-building, and Boise State navigation. Provides advising and academic support to students pursuing Interdisciplinary Studies.

    After earning her Bachelor of Arts from Linfield College, Breanna completed a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship at the Akilah Institute for Women in Rwanda, where she supported student development programming and developed a passion for student empowerment. Breanna earned her Master of Arts in Critical Gender Studies from Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. While living abroad, Breanna cultivated a deep love for traveling and having her ideas and beliefs challenged by diverse cultures and peoples. Breanna is committed to building inclusive spaces in higher education to create a more equitable educational environment. In her spare time, Breanna participates in outdoor recreational activities like camping and hiking, hobbies she developed growing up in a rural Eastern Oregon town.

    Duties

    Meets with undeclared and first-year students to assist with major exploration, academic skill-building, and Boise State navigation. Provides advising and academic support to students pursuing Interdisciplinary Studies.

    After earning her Bachelor of Arts from Linfield College, Breanna completed a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship at the Akilah Institute for Women in Rwanda, where she supported student development programming and developed a passion for student empowerment. Breanna earned her Master of Arts in Critical Gender Studies from Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. While living abroad, Breanna cultivated a deep love for traveling and having her ideas and beliefs challenged by diverse cultures and peoples. Breanna is committed to building inclusive spaces in higher education to create a more equitable educational environment. In her spare time, Breanna participates in outdoor recreational activities like camping and hiking, hobbies she developed growing up in a rural Eastern Oregon town.

  • Chelsee Rohmiller DeBolt

    Chelsee Rohmiller DeBolt

    Academic Development and Recovery Advisor

    Duties

    Meets with students to provide developmentally appropriate academic advising with an emphasis on students who are in academic distress, are on academic probation, are seeking reinstatement, or have been reinstated after dismissal.

    Chelsee earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and master’s in Student Affairs from Iowa State University. She served as a hall director at North Dakota State University working mainly with upperclassmen. Chelsee loves all things pop culture, especially television shows & documentaries. She enjoys doing grandma-like hobbies, such as baking, cross-stitching, reading, and crafting, and she listens to too many podcasts.

    Duties

    Meets with students to provide developmentally appropriate academic advising with an emphasis on students who are in academic distress, are on academic probation, are seeking reinstatement, or have been reinstated after dismissal.

    Chelsee earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and master’s in Student Affairs from Iowa State University. She served as a hall director at North Dakota State University working mainly with upperclassmen. Chelsee loves all things pop culture, especially television shows & documentaries. She enjoys doing grandma-like hobbies, such as baking, cross-stitching, reading, and crafting, and she listens to too many podcasts.

  • Katelyn Perry

    Katelyn Perry

    Academic Development and Recovery Advisor

    Duties

    Meets with students to provide developmentally appropriate academic advising with an emphasis on students who are in academic distress, are on academic probation, are seeking reinstatement, or have been reinstated after dismissal.

    Bio Coming Soon

    Duties

    Meets with students to provide developmentally appropriate academic advising with an emphasis on students who are in academic distress, are on academic probation, are seeking reinstatement, or have been reinstated after dismissal.

    Bio Coming Soon

  • Haley Reimers
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Academic Support Staff

  • Brittany Artz, Academic Programs Coordinator

    Brittany Artz

    Academic Programs Coordinator

    Duties

    Coordinates the training, supervision, and assessment of the AASC’s tutoring programs including the Learning Assistant program and drop-in tutoring services across campus.

    Bio Coming soon

    Duties

    Coordinates the training, supervision, and assessment of the AASC’s tutoring programs including the Learning Assistant program and drop-in tutoring services across campus.

    Bio Coming soon

  • Carissa Wilcox

    Educational Specialist

    Duties

    Serves as Faculty Liaison for ACAD 101 concurrent enrollment program in addition to providing academic coaching, teaching ACAD 101, and supporting ACAD instructors.

    Carissa joined AASC in the summer of 2017 as Educational Specialist. She earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Communication as well as a graduate certificate in college teaching from Boise State. Carissa is also an adjunct faculty member for the Boise State Department of Communication.

    Duties

    Serves as Faculty Liaison for ACAD 101 concurrent enrollment program in addition to providing academic coaching, teaching ACAD 101, and supporting ACAD instructors.

    Carissa joined AASC in the summer of 2017 as Educational Specialist. She earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Communication as well as a graduate certificate in college teaching from Boise State. Carissa is also an adjunct faculty member for the Boise State Department of Communication.

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    Vacant

    Graduate Assistant