Overview

Jessica (Jessi) Raburn serves as the Assistant Director and Acadmic Advisor for the Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College. Her passion is helping students navigate the process of obtaining a degree with experiences such as interships, research, study abroad, etc. that is the best fit for their future goals. Pursuing her bachelor's degree Jessi was a returning adult, first generation, low income, rural, LGBTQ+ student. She believes each student should be treated as a unique individual with the unique strengths and struggles which come with them. Now pursuing a doctorate degree in education, she hopes to advance the mission of Honors by applying research to further develop Honors advising.

Information

Academic Interests and Expertise

In progress - Education Leadership, EdD - Educational Psychology Track - Wichita State University

2009 - 2013 - Master of Library Science - Emporia State University

2005 - 2007 - Backelor of Arts, Social Work - Wichita State University

2002 - 2005 - Associate of Arts - Wichita State University

Areas of Research Interest

Education

Advising

Student Development

Professional Experience

2017 - Present  - Assistant Director and Academic Advisor, Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College, Wichita State University

2014 - 2017 - Academic Advisor, College of Health Professions, Wichita State University

2012 - 2013 - Senior Administrative Specialist, Dean's Office and Medical Laboratory Sciences, Wichita State Univerisity

2007 - 2012 - Administrative Assistant, Graduate Nursing Program and Medical Laboratory Sciences, Wichita State University

1995 - 2007 - Fast food cook, convenience store clerk, factory worker and student worker

Areas of Service

Present

  • 2020 - present: Member, Academic Advisor Council
  • 2019 - present: Member, Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities Grant Program
  • 2018 - present: Member, Student Success Collaborative (SSC) Specialists Group
  • 2018 - present: Peer Mentor Coordinator, Summer Research Institute
  • 2017 - present: Member, Advisor Consortium
  • 2017 - present: Ex Officio member, Honors Faculty Council
  • 2017 - present: Ex Officio member, Honors Student Council
  • 2017 - present: Advisor, Wichita Honors Events & Activities Team (WHEAT) student group

Prior

  • 2020: Member, Operational/Re-Integration Team
  • 2017 - 2020: Member, Strategic Enrollment Management Committee
  • 2018: Member, Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College Associate Dean Search Committee
  • 2018 - 2020: Convener, Academic Advisor Council
  • 2018 - 2019: Advising Representative, Revisions Committee
  • 2017: Member, College of Health Professions Dean Search Committee
  • 2017: Unclassified Professionals Representative, College of Health Professions Executive Council
  • 2017 - 2018: Coordinator, Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities (URCA) Grant Program