Cron as Director of the Compass

December 8, 2020

Briar Cliff University announces the promotion of Erin Cron to Director of the Compass.

In this position, Cron will provide primary oversight for the Compass, which specializes in student navigation needs. Funded through the Empowering Learning Initiative (ELI) and Title III, the Compass provides student mentoring, advising, course support, and more. The Compass philosophy is “no wrong door” and strives to support students with any needs they may have.

Cron has worked in higher education since 2003 at both state and private schools. Her work has included diversity focused student programs, residence life, student activities, and leadership development. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in leadership communication from Buena Vista University, a Master of Science degree in higher education counseling and student affairs from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and she is pursuing her Doctor of Philosophy in education from Drake University. 

Cron and the navigators of the Compass, Maria Cancino, Blanca Gomez, Alicia Harper, and Jay Rhodes, have helped the Compass evolve throughout the past year, since its inception in the summer of 2019.

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