Bachelor, Brockschmidt named student success coaches at Olathe campus

Friday, Sep. 29, 2023 | Written by Beth Jones


OLATHE — Brett Bachelor and Steven Brockschmidt join Kansas State University Olathe as student success coaches, effective Oct. 2.

In these roles, Bachelor and Brockschmidt will focus on building relationships with learners to support them throughout their academic journeys. They will facilitate engaging professional presentations to various prospective student audiences including industry partners, student groups and professional organizations.

They also will plan and lead events and activities both designed to connect with potential students and to support current learners. The Student Services team aims to ensure that each learner has the help, support and guidance they need to succeed at K-State Olathe. Whether students are juggling a career or taking care of a family, they each have a difficult choice when it comes to investing in a graduate degree or certificate, so the student support team works to provide them with resources that will make their transition back to the classroom a smooth process.

In addition to collaborating with learners to guide them throughout their time as students, Bachelor and Brockschmidt will work closely with faculty to develop and execute recruitment and communication plans specific to each program to engage and support current and prospective students.

"We’re thrilled to have Brett and Steven joining our team,” said Kimberly Voight, director of Student Services. “They bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our campus, and we’re looking forward to collaborating with them to further support our students and increase enrollment.”

Bachelor holds an M.A. in Communication and Leadership from Park University and a Bachelor of Science in Social Studies from Kansas State University. Brockschmidt earned a M.S. Ed. in Higher Education Administration and M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction/Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from the University of Kansas, as well as a B.S. in Theater Performance with a minor in International Studies from Oklahoma Christian University.