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.

2021-2022 Officers and Committee Members

President: Chris Klein ~ Kelley School of Business
Vice President: Amity Pecenka ~ University Division
Secretary: Vacant
Treasurer: Liz Smith ~ College of Arts & Sciences

Amber JohnstonKelley School of Business
Carlin C. SchragSchool of Education
Colleen RoseSocial Work
David OwenHealth Professions and Prelaw Center (HPPLC)
Dillon FrechenKelley School of Business
Eric BeckstromCenter for Students in Transition (SIT)
Erin SmithJacobs School of Music
Joshua KempAthletics
Kathy EssexGroups Scholars
Lauren KinzerCollege of Arts + Sciences (Media School)
Leslie Hobbs-RamseySchool of Nursing
Marion HuntUniversity Division
Matt BroussardLuddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering (Computer Science)
Nell WeatherwaxCollege of Arts + Sciences (School of Art, Architecture, and Design - Studio Art)
Nissy Stetson-GraceO’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Rebecca ButoracCollege of Arts + Sciences (Anthropology, Geography, Environmental Studies, Food Institute)
Rick MulcahyHudson and Holland Scholars Program (HHSP)
VacantHutton Honors College
Sam HudsonOverseas Study
Sarah LucasCollege of Arts + Sciences (Hamilton Lugar School of Global & International Studies, or HLS)
Tammy NicholsSchool of Public Health
Jenifer L. Berry21st Century Scholars

Professional Development Chairs:  Que Graves ~ Media School and Stacy Weida ~ College of Arts & Sciences
Membership Chair:  Liz Smith ~ College of Arts & Sciences
Communications & Public Relations Chair:  Amber VanLue Johnston ~ Kelley School of Business
Social Justice & Advocacy:


  • 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