Brett Bruner, Ed.D., serves as the director of transition & student conduct at Fort Hays State University. In this role, he provides oversight for new student orientation, transition initiatives, parent and family programs, transfer student engagement, the second year experience, civic learning & democratic engagement, sexual assault & relationship violence prevention, and student conduct. The ACCESS to Success - Student Success Plan (ACCESS Plan) at Fort Hays State University has been in existence since Fall 2012 in response to a Kansas state mandate that requires every student who is admitted as an exception to the minimum admissions standards prescribed by the state to adopt an individual plan for success. The ACCESS Plan has been successful in supporting and engaging all new, incoming, first-year students in a creative and cost-effective way.
He has worked in student leadership development and new student orientation programs for the past 10 years and is actively involved in NASPA, serving as the Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement Knowledge Community Co-Chair, and NODA: The Association for Orientation, Transition & Retention in Higher Education. He has presented on the role of cultivating leadership development in new students at the 2016 NODA Region IV Conference.
Brett holds an Ed.D. in higher education leadership from Baker University, an M.S. in college student personnel administration from the University of Central Missouri, and a B.S.B. in business administration from Emporia State University.
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.