Mission Statement

The Bloomington Academic Advising Council (BAAC) mission is to promote professional undergraduate academic advising at Indiana University Bloomington. To this end, BAAC is dedicated to the support and professional growth of its constituency, which it serves in respect to those areas of academic and student affairs that are most concerned with the intellectual, developmental, personal, and vocational needs of undergraduate students. BAAC is the forum for discussion, debate, and exchange of ideas with regard to, and official representative and advocate of, professional undergraduate academic advisors and advising practice on the Indiana University Bloomington Campus.

2019-2020 Officers and Committee Members

President: Samantha Allen ~ College of Arts & Sciences
Vice President: Amity Pecenka ~ University Division
Secretary: Jenifer L. Berry ~ 21st Century Scholars
Treasurer: Liz Smith ~ College of Arts & Sciences

College of Arts & Sciences ~ Andy Bloomgarden
Jacobs School of Music ~ Erin Smith
Kelley School of Business ~ Chris Klein
School of Education ~ Antonia Leotsakos
School of Global and International Studies ~ Emily Williams
School of Informatics and Computing ~ Open
Media School ~ Lauren Kinzer
School of Nursing ~ Leslie Hobbs-Ramsey
School of Publich Health (Health, Physical Education, & Recreation) ~ Tammy Nichols
School of Public & Environmental Affairs ~ Nissy Stetson-Grace
School of Social Work ~ Colleen Rose
School of Art, Architecture and Design ~ Nell Weatherwax
Academic Services/Athletics ~ Josh Kemp
Groups Programs ~ N. Kathryn Essex
Health Professions and Prelaw Center ~ David Owen
Hudson and Holland Scholars Program ~ Rick Mulcahy
Hutton Honors College ~ Robin Banks
Office of Overseas Study ~ Sam Hudson
Center for Students in Transition ~ Eric Beckstrom
21st Century Scholars ~ Open
University Division ~ Tracey Metivier

Professional Development Chair:  Cynthia Allen ~ School of Education/University Division
Membership Chair:  Liz Smith ~ College of Arts & Sciences
Communications & Public Relations Chair:  Di Dingman ~ University Division


  • The Bloomington Academic Advising Council (BAAC) is an equal opportunity organization.
  • Membership shall be open to any employee at Indiana University Bloomington who has undergraduate academic advising as an official duty or by approval of the Member Recognition Committee.
  • The membership and opportunities for leadership shall be open to all individuals meeting membership eligibility requirements.
  • There shall be no discrimination for reasons of religion, age, race or color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, or disability.
  • For additional membership information, please see the BAAC By-laws.
*Any member of the IU community, including non-members, can join our email list, attend any of our events for free and earn our professional development certificate.

Have a question?

Contact a BAAC Representative at baac@indiana.edu