Brett Bruner has served Fort Hays State University since 2012, overseeing new student orientation, transition initiatives, parent & family programs, transfer engagement, the second year experience, student conduct, and sexual assault prevention. Previously, he worked as the director of student life at Baker University. He holds a master’s degree in college student personnel administration from the University of Central Missouri and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Emporia State University. He will defend his dissertation for his Ed.D. in higher education leadership from Baker University this May with his dissertation focusing on the new student transition experiences for first-generation college students. He has been actively involved with NASPA for the past five years, currently serving as the Co-Chair of the Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement Knowledge Community and the Major Speakers Co-Chair for the 2017 Region IV-West Conference.
Kimberlie Moock has served Eastern Illinois University since 2011, overseeing new student orientation, transition initiatives, parent and family programs, transfer engagement, and the military student assistance center. Previously, she worked as the executive assistant to the vice president for enrollment management at Chapman University. She holds a master’s degree in educational administration and curriculum and instruction and a bachelor’s degree in in movement exercise science, education, and athletic training from Chapman University. She authored the chapter “Planning for Special Populations” in the 2014 edition of the Orientation Planning Manual by NODA: Association for Orientation, Transition & Retention in Higher Education, and was the recipient of the 2015 NODA Region V Outstanding Orientation, Transition & Retention Professional of the Year.