Student Life


Stacey Carpenter

Stacey Carpenter

Housing Coordinator & Administrative Assistant

Hello, I am Stacey Carpenter. I am the housing coordinator along with administrative assistant to Jason Stephens, Assistant Dean of Students and Lisa Horst, Director of First Year Experience. The best part of being at AU, is getting to know the wonderful people God has place around me. I have enjoyed the times I have […]

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Chris Confer

Dr. Chris Confer

Assistant Provost and Dean of Students

Dr. Chris Confer serves as the Dean of Students for Anderson University. In this role he provides leadership and direction for all functions of the Department of Student Life. Chris is originally from St. Joseph, Michigan and earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Public Relations in 2001 from Anderson University in Anderson, IN. […]

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Christal Helvering

Christal Helvering, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.

Director of Counseling Services

Christal Helvering is the Director of Counseling Services at Anderson University.  As the director, she provides direct clinical services to students, supervises the Counseling Services staff, serves as a resource for students, faculty, and staff; and participates in student leadership training. Christal earned her B.A. in Social Work from Anderson University in 1988 and her […]

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Corrinne Huber

Graduate Assistant for Center for Career and Calling

Corrinne serves as a first-year graduate assistant within the Center for Career and Calling. Corrinne is an Anderson native and is passionate about the community with which she is surrounded. Corrinne recently graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in political science from AU and is now pursuing her MBA. In her own words, “Anderson University has […]

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Andrew Lehr

Director of Student Success

Andrew is the Director of Student Success at Anderson University. Andrew provides leadership to the first year experience and the Peer Mentor team, oversees New Student Orientation, and coordinates retention efforts for the university. In this role, he helps students to thrive as they enter and persist throughout their university careers. Andrew is originally from […]

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Katie Mitchell

Katie Mitchell

Director, Center for Career and Calling

Katie is the Director of the Center for Career and Calling. In this role, she provides leadership and vision for the office as it helps students in identifying and preparing for their specific career interests through career counseling, job search strategies, and employer recruiting. Katie is originally from Valparaiso, Ind. and earned a dual bachelor […]

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Becca Palmer

Director of Spiritual Formation

As the Director of Spiritual Formation Becca oversees the Campus Ministries staff, and Discipleship Coordinators, as well as coordinating chapel worship. Her responsibilities in Campus Ministries include overseeing a staff of 11 student coordinators that lead weekly ministries for both the campus and the Anderson community. As Director of Discipleship Coordinators, Becca oversees 22 upperclassmen […]

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Trent Palmer

Trent Palmer

Director of Student Engagement

Trent Palmer is the Director of Student Engagement at Anderson University. As the Director of Student Engagement, he oversees the Campus Activities Board in putting together social events for students on the weekends and advising a year-round, four season, Intramural sports league for students to participate in during the week.  He also manages Mocha Joe’s, […]

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Maggie Platt

Maggie Platt

Director of Residence Life & Student Conduct

Maggie is the Director of Residence Life and Student Conduct at Anderson University. In this role, she provides leadership for the resident directors, residence life vision, housing, and the student conduct process. Maggie believes that each of these areas provides transformational opportunities for students as they learn and grow both in and out of the […]

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Tamara Dreger Shelton

Tamara Dreger Shelton

Campus Pastor

Tamara Dreger Shelton serves as the Campus Pastor for Anderson University. Tamara is passionate about helping students discover complete freedom through abundant life in Christ. As Campus Pastor, Tamara works with the Spiritual Life Advisory Council, comprised of faculty, staff, and students to plan the Chapel/Convocation schedule each semester and to be responsive to the […]

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Juanita Taylor

Juanita Taylor

Executive Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Provost and Dean of Students

Juanita is the Executive Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Provost & Dean of Students. She also serves as the point of contact in the Office of Chapel Attendance. Before joining the AU team, she enjoyed providing administrative support to small businesses and churches through her own small business, Write It Right. She also serves as […]

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Michael Thigpen

Director of Cultural Resource Center and Multicultural & International Student Services

Michael J. Thigpen serves as the Director of the Cultural Resource Center at Anderson University. He also serves as Lead Pastor of Celebration Church at Arrow Heights (a local congregation in the city of Anderson). A visionary and leader, Michael has worked in a variety of ministry areas both nationally and internationally. Michael is an […]

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Andrew Watkins

Graduate Assistant Center for Career and Calling

Andrew Watkins serves as first-year Graduate Assistant within the Center for Career and Calling. Andrew is from Yorktown, Indiana. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Leadership from Crossroads Bible College and is now pursuing a Master of Divinity at the Anderson University’s School of Theology & Christian Ministry. Before coming to Anderson, Andrew […]

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