PLUS Program

PLUS Program Staff

Professional staff work one-on-one to personalize learning strategies.


Under the administrative oversight of the Provost is a well-trained staff that includes an Executive Director, administrative personnel, and professional Learning Coordinators and Learning Consultants who have Bachelor's or Master's degrees.

Students' academic success in the PLUS Program can be attributed in part to the professional staff who partner with students as they engage in academic pursuits. PLUS Learning Coordinators and Consultants are knowledgeable about learning differences and associated learning strategies. They are trained and skilled in the customization and personalization of the application of learning strategies to students who learn differently. 

Professional staff is selected for their academic preparation across disciplines, their understanding of college-level expectations and academic structures, their ability to build strong positive relationships with students, and their interest in, and appreciation for, working one-on-one with students with diverse learning profiles.

For more information, please contact the PLUS Program office by phone at 740-826-8280, by e-mail at, or by mail to Walter Hall, Muskingum University, 260 Stadium Drive, New Concord, Ohio 43762-1837.

PLUS Staff
Back row left to right:
Robin Kuhns, Mindy Smith, Joe Pletcher, Shawna Cosgrove, Jordan Ross, Linda Kasper, Lindsay Carr

Front row left to right:
Charlotte McElroy, Jillian Pfeffer-Hupp, Melissa Choate, Leann Diandreth-Elkins, Katrina Buchanan, Jake Graham

Shawna Cosgrove

Shawna Cosgrove

PLUS Connections Coordinator
Leann DiAndreth-Elkins

Leann DiAndreth-Elkins

Executive Director of Disability Resources
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Katrina Buchanan

Katrina Buchanan

Learning Consultant Coordinator
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Melissa Choate

PLUS Services Coordinator
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Jillian Pfeffer-Hupp

Jillian Pfeffer-Hupp

PLUS Transitions Coordinator
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Melinda Smith

Melinda Smith

Administrative Assistant for Disability Resources Services
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