Meet the Student Success Office team
Christine Snyder loves fostering self-exploration and personal growth among students. She is dedicated to providing students with the tools and resources necessary to achieve academic and career success.
Snyder can assist you in adjusting to college life; selecting a major; career exploration; translating college experiences into a specific career path; and finding internship and job opportunities.
She is a native of South Dakota who completed her Masters in Psychology from Avila University in 2006. As a student researcher, Snyder completed research studies focusing on self-esteem, personality traits, roommate compatibility, and social desirability.
Snyder has five years of recruiting experience in the staffing industry, where she placed recent college graduates and finance & accounting professionals in jobs throughout the Kansas City area.
Kaela McWherter joined USM in August of 2012 and serves as a student success coordinator. Her responsibility is to help students achieve success in academics. She holds two degrees from Kansas State University; in 2010 she earned a B.S. in Secondary Education, with an emphasis in English; and continued on for her M.S. in Academic Advising, earned in 2012.
She has always enjoyed being strongly rooted in student support services and is excited to be a part of the Spire community. She is here to help with academic struggles, improving time management and other skill development and be a positive resource for your success as a Saint Mary Spire and beyond.