CCAA Advisory Council

The CCAA Advisory Council is the leadership group of the Alumni Association and is made up of alumni volunteers who are committed to the success of the college. The advice given by this group is integral to the mission of CCAA, which is to foster lasting relationships with students, alumni and friends worldwide.

Advisors are appointed to three-year terms in which they attend three meetings a year – traditionally, twice on main campus in Columbia, Missouri, and once virtually. The Director of Alumni Relations communicates regularly with advisors to help increase alumni affinity with the college.

Would you like to serve the CCAA? CCAA Advisory Council applications received by June 1 will be considered for the term beginning July 1. For more information, please contact Carolyn Preul.

  • Click on the representatives' photos for their individual bios.
  • View the honor roll of former CCAA Advisory Council leadership.

Alumni Advisors

Debra Carnahan ’82
Chair, 2021-23
Columbia College Day Program
St. Louis, Missouri

Courtney Steelman ’11
Vice Chair, 2022-23
Columbia College Day Program
Kansas City, Missouri

Joshua Muder ’99
Alumni Representative to the Board of Trustees
Columbia College Day Program
Olathe, Kansas

Beckie Brietzke ’13
Columbia College Evening Program
Fulton, Missouri

Mike Campbell ’08
Columbia College Day Program
Centralia, Missouri

Nikki Carter ’00
Columbia College Day Program
Columbia, Missouri

Julia Collins ’14
Columbia College Day Program
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Luana Fields ’10
Columbia College Day Program
Columbia, Missouri

Stacey Young Goodale ’93 
Columbia College Day Program
Springfield, Missouri

Whitney Jones ’16 ’20
Columbia College-St. Louis
Greensboro, North Carolina

John Ney ’88
Columbia College Evening Program
Columbia, Missouri

Joe Nicchetta ’79
Columbia College Day Program
Chicago, Illinois

Jared Reichel ’16 
Columbia College Day Program
Columbia, Missouri

Jeannie M. Rulo ’00 ’18
Columbia College Online Program
Centertown, Missouri

Corbin Umstattd ’12
Columbia College Day and Online Programs
Kansas City, Missouri

Liz Weise ’11 ’14 ’18
Columbia College Day & Evening Programs
Jefferson City, Missouri

Ex-Officio Members & CC Staff

Lynne Stuver Baker ’64
Advisor Emerita
Board of Trustees, Chair of Advancement Committee
Christian College
Independence, Missouri

Suzanne Rothwell
Vice President, Advancement Division
(573) 875-7207
srothwell@ccis.edu

Carolyn Preul
Director, Alumni Relations
(573) 875-7374
cgpreul@ccis.edu

Keiyana Austin ’21 
Administrative Assistant,
Alumni Relations and Strategic Communications
(573) 875-2586
kjaustin2@ccis.edu