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Staff Council

The purpose of the Engineering Staff Advisory Council is to facilitate communication within the College, represent staff concerns and issues to College of Engineering administration, and ensure staff involvement in committees and discussions that affect College of Engineering staff. The Engineering Staff Advisory Council is an elected body that represents staff members in the College of Engineering. Membership is composed of staff who are employed by the University with a minimum of .75FTE and the College of Engineering is the home department.

Engineering Staff Council Bylaws


Staff Council meets the first Thursday of every month from 10-11 in Ketcham Auditorium unless otherwise noted.

Meeting Minutes:


Sandra Brown

I am an academic advisor in the College of Engineering. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services from Columbia College. I have worked at the University of Missouri for eight years both at the University Hospital and on campus. When I am away from work I enjoy spending time with my family and working on updating our home.

Nicole Fickel

I work in the Leadership Academy as a coordinator, employer engagement. I transferred to MU from UMKC in March 2017. I received my higher education from Missouri State University (Go Bears!) and Baker University (Go Wildcats!). I enjoy spending time with friends and family, especially watching my favorite hometown teams—the Kansas City Royals and Chiefs.

Alysia Beaudoin

Alysia Beaudoin

Jenne ParkerJenne Parker

I am the executive assistant to the dean of engineering and have been with the college since September of 2016. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from MU and worked in the hospitality industry for 12 years prior to joining the engineering staff. When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Zach, and our two sons and love watching Mizzou football (Go Tigers!).

Heather Ralph

I have been a student support specialist for the College of Engineering since 2015. I oversee scholarships, admission evaluation and other academic processes. I grew up in Kansas City and received my degree in psychology from UMKC in 2014. I first moved to Columbia when my husband started attending MU Engineering. My favorite hobbies are baking and crafting, and I love the Kansas City Chiefs!

Brandon Rodewald

I manage IT support for the College of Engineering. I live in Columbia with my wife Jennifer, and our 4-year-old daughter, Chloe. We have a new baby on the way due in October, so we are super excited about that! I’m a big gamer, and I play a lot of video games and board games and I love escape rooms. I’m an avid tailgater for Mizzou football so you can find me in the parking lots on gameday from sunrise until sunset.

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