Dustin Steinhoff, News Editor

Multiple room changes have occurred on the University of Missouri–St. Louis campus, affecting departments and services such as the Office of Multicultural Student Services, University Tutoring Center, Office of Student Enrichment and Achievement, and the Millennium Student Center Building Operations.

The Office of Multicultural Student Services changed its location to the Millennium Student Center, Suite 225. The office was previously located in Lucas Hall, Suite 107.

Additionally, the location of the Office of Student Enrichment and Achievement location changed to Lucas Hall, Suite 107. The office was previously located in the Millennium Student Center, Suite 225. It will be sharing the space with the Office of Precollegiate Student Services

In addition to the various room changes, there have also been position changes within the Millennium Student Center.

Miriam Roccia, former Assistant Dean of Students, accepted a position at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where she transferred to in June. With a number of units reporting to her position such as the Millennium Student Center, Student Involvement, New Student Programs, Recreation and Wellness, and Residential Life and Housing, this transfer caused restructuring within the Division of Student Affairs. Part of this change involved giving Jessica Long-Pease a new title and position.

“As part of that restructure, I was moved into a director’s position overseeing the Millennium Student Center as well as Student Involvement,” Director of Millennium Student Center and Student Involvement Jessica Long-Pease said.

In order for Building Operations to function best with Long-Pease’s new position, Building Operations was moved from Millennium Student Center, Suite 218 to 379.

“Knowing that it is helpful to be in the same space as your team as often as possible, we made the decision to make some moves within Millennium Student Center operations to get that team closer to where I was,” Long-Pease said.

Long-Pease does not think many room changes will be coming to the Millennium Student Center soon, but they are wanting to stay receptive of students’ needs. In the spring semester, the Millennium Student Center plans on having a survey for students to answer questions related to the building such as the dining area, student space and satisfaction with the facility.

“We will utilize [the survey] to make decisions about what we need to do next. If we are seeing students saying, ‘we need this and we do not have it,’ it gives us the opportunity to have conversations about how we will provide that or talk to the campus about the financial implication and whether we need to do renovations or do we have existing space.”