portrait of Cecilia Olivares

Cecilia Olivares

Senior Student Services Coordinator in Academic Exploration & Advising Services, University of Missouri

Cecilia’s responsibilities include advising undeclared transfer students in the College of Arts & Sciences and for the MizzouMACC program for students dually enrolled between Mizzou and Moberly Area Community College. She also leads first generation and transfer student initiatives and is currently leading the development of a brand new transfer student center at Mizzou.

Previously Cecilia was the Director for the Center for Academic Retention and Enrichment Services at the University of Memphis (TN) and the Director of Advisement and Career Services at Heartland Community College (IL). She is an active leader within NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising and was recently elected for a three-year term to the NACADA Board of Directors. She received her B.A. in Foreign Language/International Affairs from the University of Puget Sound (WA) and M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Iowa State University.