Dr. Kayte Kaminski is the Assistant Dean and Director of Student Success in the College of Education, Health and Human Development at Montana State University. She also currently serves as the Executive Director of The Compassion Project in Bozeman, MT, a project designed to teach kids and adults about compassion through education and art. Kayte earned her Master’s from Ball State University in Counseling Psychology and holds an bachelor’s degree in French from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Kayte served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the People’s Republic of China from 2007-2009 where she taught medical and spoken English to freshmen nursing students at a medical college in Northwestern China. Kayte has also worked as the Assistant Dean for the Semester at Sea program, sailing around the world with 550 undergraduates in the spring of 2016. She has worked in academic affairs and student affairs at several universities and finds enjoyment in working with students of all kinds, but especially working with student discipline and having intentional conversations to help get students back on track to success while in college. Her recent dissertation research focused on investigating possible bias within discipline systems and the rates in which certain groups of students were suspended for conduct reasons. In her time outside work, Kayte loves hiking the mountains of Montana, reading, listening to live music, and singing with the Bozeman Symphony.