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Student Success Center

Student Success Center

At Midland, we want to make sure students have the tools necessary to succeed. That’s why, at our  Student Success Center, you’ll find a team of professional advisors who actively engage students, monitor progress, and instill habits that lead to success. 

All of our advisors are required to participate in Life Coach training. This enables them to better assist and support each student both in their academic goals and goals outside the academic framework.

First-year students will be assigned an advisor who will help them connect with midland the right way. This person will serve as both a mentor and friend to help guide students during their college transition. 

Similarly, upper-level students will be paired with a program advisor who is an expert in their field of study. They’ll help the students form connections with faculty and staff within their academic program and work with them to develop who they are, determine what type of leader they want to be, and help them become career-ready come graduation time.

Students can think of their advisor as their one-stop-shop for all things Midland, including class information, schedules, financial aid inquiries, and drop/add details. Not to mention their own personal, built-in cheerleader, rooting them on every step of the way!


Connect with an Advisor

Rachel WachterRachel Wachter

Director of Student Success

Office: 402-941-6024
Email: wachter@midlandu.edu
Harmony – Responsibility – Discipline – Consistency – Developer

Midland is a family. In working with the students, we help them celebrate the good times and we are here to support them in the tough times, and that’s what family does. I enjoy seeing students grow and learn from their experiences.

“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden


Keith KrammeKeith Kramme

Student Success Advisor – Director of Athletic Student Achievement Success

Office: 402-941-6069
Email: kkramme@midlandu.edu
Adaptability – Harmony – Consistency – Responsibility – Relator

I welcome the opportunity to mentor our students and to partner with them on their path to academic success.

Binge-watching NCIS or CSI: Miami makes for some very good viewing!


Taylor TuckerTaylor Tucker

Student Success Advisor

Office: 402-720-1126
Email: tucker@midlandu.edu
Positivity – Context – Harmony – Responsibility – Includer

You will find a strong community of support at Midland. As a first-year advisor, I work closely with first-year students to assist them through the transition of college courses.


Paul BlackburnPaul Blackburn

Student Success Advisor

Office: 402-719-9545
Email: blackburn@midlandu.edu
Competition – Consistency – Harmony – Adaptability – Empathy

As a program advisor for the Luther College of Arts & Science and the Dunklau School of Business, driving students to achieve their career goals is my passion. The road to achievement is filled with adversity but with the everlasting support here at Midland, success is always attainable!


Melissa KinsellaMelissa Kinsella

Student Success Advisor

Office: 402-941-6492
Email: kinsella@midlandu.edu
Input – Learner – Achiever – Responsibility – Intellection  

I am a program advisor for Elementary Education majors, and Human Performance majors with concentrations in Athletic Training, Exercise Science, and Strength and Conditioning. I look forward to supporting students throughout their time at Midland as they discover their passion and purpose.


Liah BurkeLiah Burke

Student Success Advisor

Office: 402-941-6378
Email: burke@midlandu.edu
Input – Achiever – Positivity – Strategic – Woo  

My passion for higher education is fueled by my desire to advocate for students and support them on their path to becoming lifelong learners. As a first-year advisor; it is my goal to support every student both personally and academically as they navigate their transition to college life.

“You will only fail to learn if you do not learn from failing. You have to do something. If you do something, you become somebody. Even a daffodil does something, has a profession. It gives off scent, professionally.”  – Stella Adler


Chunyang WangChunyang Wang

Student Success Advisor

Office: 402-657-5831
Email: wang@midlandu.edu
Strategic – Futuristic – Competition – Significance – Focus  

I am a program advisor for the Dunklau School of Business as well as Sports Marketing and Management in the School of Human Performance. I look forward to helping students navigate their career paths and providing positive reinforcement during their time at Midland.

“The power of imagination makes us infinite.”  – John Muir

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