Originally from Fargo, ND, Dr. Neal began her work in academic advising at the University of Connecticut where she received her Ph.D. in Adult Learning/Educational Leadership. She also served as a Dean’s Designee in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and held the positions of Orientation Coordinator and Transfer Advisor.
Dr. Neal has over 15 years of higher education experience, which includes a commission chair with the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). Prior to joining IC, Dr. Neal had the responsibility of creating and directing the ACE IT Center at Western Wyoming Community College, which housed the college’s academic advising center, career and employment services, internships, and transfer student services.
When Dr. Neal is not actively working with IC’s incredible students, faculty, and staff, she spends her time with her two children, Zack and Maddy, and has never seen a Springsteen concert she didn’t like.