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Buck Wood

(618) 650‑3701


Master of Science in Professional Counseling, McKendree College

Bachelor of Science in Parks & Recreation, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Professional Background

How long have you been at SIUE?
I began my career at SIUE in April, 2009.

What are you known for professionally? What do you have a knack for?
I lead students to being honest with themselves and clarifying their strengths.

What are you most passionate about professionally?
Helping students develop a unique identity

What do you love most about working at SIUE?
I love thinking that I am a contributing piece of shaping the SIUE community.

Are you involved in any professional organizations/groups?
MDA/ALS associations, various Christian Student Organizations

What are your primary duties in your current position?
  • Advising new freshmen, returning non-traditional (adult) learners, transfer students and Veterans interested in completing their education.
  • Incorporating aspects of career and personal counseling with regard to their impact on academic success

Personal Information

Where can we find you when you’re not working?
Hunting or fishing, anything active and outdoors

Where did you grow up?
Southeast Missouri

Any volunteer activities you’re crazy about? Any non-profits you love?
Volunteering for the Wounded Warriors Project and the Muscular Dystrophy Association

Awards and Accolades

Meritorious Commendation, Air Force

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