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A new director for the Center for Advising and Student Success

Boise State welcomes Melanie Jones as director of the Center for Advising and Student Success (CASS).

Jones graduated from Oregon State University with a master’s degree in education in student services administration and stayed with the university for 14 years gaining experience in full cycle academic advising, program coordination and student success initiatives within a wide range of academic departments and advising models.

Jones moved to Boise for a position in which she learned the K-20 system, coordinating statewide efforts in college career readiness assessments and secondary counselor support.

Jones said that her new role as director of CASS is the perfect marriage between her extensive advising, student success, and assessment background.

At Boise State, Jones will work closely with the College of Arts and Sciences’ departments and advising team. She will primarily oversee the delivery and coordination of advising efforts for first and second year students. This will include, but is not limited to, strategic initiatives and advising efforts. Jones will collaborate with the COAS dean’s office on large-scale student success projects such as Bronco Gap Year.

Jones said she hopes to integrate practices that align with the Advising fields Professional Association’s core values and Boise State’s strategic initiatives around access and student success.

Members of the CASS team welcome Jones to campus and say they feel fortunate to have her as their new director.