Barbara O’Connell

Barbara O’Connell

Barbara O’Connell

Student Services Coordinator

Barbara wears multiple hats at the School of Integrative Studies, serving as the Administrative Specialist for HDFS and the Internship Coordinator for SIS. However, her journey to this role was anything but conventional. Previously, she designed architectural projects across northern Virginia, honing her eye for detail and passion for design.

Transitioning into academia, Barbara discovered her knack for guiding students towards meaningful experiences that bridge theory and practice. She firmly believes that real-world exposure is vital for personal and professional growth, a philosophy she imparts with infectious enthusiasm.

Beyond the confines of her office, Barbara's life is a canvas of creativity and tranquility. Whether sketching, water coloring or quilting, she finds solace in artistic expression. With her husband, she explores the campus's serene corners at the end of the day and will tend to her garden in the cool evenings.

Education

Professional Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Mississippi State University