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Tabitha Stone appointed Chief Academic Advisor

March 01, 2012, Nicole Trainor

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Tabitha Stone has been appointed as the new Chief Academic Advisor for Southern Illinois University’s College of Business.

“Serving as an Academic Advisor for the College of Business for just shy of ten years has been the most satisfying position I have held and of which I am most proud.  Assisting students in reaching their personal and academic goals is very exciting,” said Stone. “I am especially proud of those students who have not always believed they could attain their goals; but with good advice, support, and hard work were successful – often beyond what they believed possible.”

“Tabitha Stone has been a long-time member of our advising staff and is deeply committed to serving the needs of faculty and students and in advancing the goals of the College and University.  In my view, she is exactly the type of individual that we need in this very important position.  We are very fortunate to have her in our College,” said J. Dennis Cradit, Dean of the College of Business.

Prior to becoming an academic advisor for the college she served as a teaching assistant and instructor at SIU and John A Logan College.  Stone also held a Graduate Assistantship as the Undergraduate Withdrawal Counselor for Transitional Programs, where she conducted exit interviews with students to determine their best options regarding continuing or withdrawing from the University. 

Stone is a two-degree graduate of Southern Illinois University, earning her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She met her husband, Steve Stone, as an undergrad and they were married shortly after she graduated.  While her husband was serving a two-year term as a Judicial Clerk for an Appellate Court Judge in the fifth district, Stone returned to SIU and completed her Master of Business Administration degree. Twenty-two years and five kids later, the Stones still love southern Illinois and SIU.