Southeast Missouri State University

Mishea Culbreath


Trying to decide on a major can be one of the most challenge experiences for today’s college student.  Mishea Culbreath, advising coordinator for the Harrison College of Business, is in the business of guiding students towards admission into the College. 

“I advise business majors until they gain admission to the Harrison College of Business,” explained Mishea.  “My favorite aspect of the job is working with the students and to see their goals become a reality.”

Mishea, of Jackson, Mo., earned her bachelor’s degree in business from Southeast.  She began her career at Southeast 10 years ago as a transfer counselor in the Office of Admissions.  While working there, Mishea traveled to various community colleges to promote Southeast to students wishing to transfer to a four-year university. 

“Being on campus nearly 10 years has resulted in several friendships,” Mishea said.  “While some days can be stressful, I love working on campus and can’t imagine not working with students on a regular basis.”

When Mishea isn’t advising students, she enjoys spending time with her husband Jason and their 3-year-old daughter Annie.  She says she enjoys eating out, shopping or traveling to St. Louis to visit Grant’s Farm or the St. Louis Zoo with Annie. 

Mishea says her family also enjoys traveling to various destinations, especially the beach.

“Last year we went to Orange Beach, Ala., and this year we are planning to visit Fort Walton Beach, Fla.,” she said.  “I am really looking forward to building sandcastles with Annie this summer.”

Mishea also enjoyed a trip to London, England, and Paris, France with the College of Business.  Other personal travels included Jamaica and Spain. 

Mishea’s time at Southeast has allowed her to directly touch the lives of the students she advises.  Some advice she has for future Southeast students is to take advantage of academic opportunities outside the classroom, such as the trips abroad offered through the Harrison College of Business.

“Cherish this time in your life and make as many memories as you can, as they will last a lifetime,” she said.