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Our mission

MSU College Advising Corps was launched in the fall of 2011 as a public service program to address the widening gap in college access for low-income, first-generation, and under-represented students. 

Our mission is to increase the number of students entering and completing higher education by helping them successfully navigate through the college enrollment process.


Pam Kuffer | Program Assistant

Pam Kuffer has more than 20 years of experience managing day to day office operations and providing executive level support to management and colleagues. Prior to joining the MSUCAC team, Pam led the office operations for a local orthopedic distributor where she handled all logistics, payroll and planned numerous client and staff events. She’s held various positions on local Parent Teacher Organizations (PTO) and was a scout leader for both Girl and Boy scouts. Pam began her career as a kindergarten teacher in the Houghton Lake Public Schools and continued to work with children as a preschool teacher at The Peoples Church in East Lansing. Pam has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Michigan University.

  • (517) 884-6041

Miguel Torres | Associate Program Coordinator

Miguel Torres has over ten years of experience working with migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the State of Michigan to provide first-generation students with the necessary tools they need to pursue post-secondary education. Prior to MSU College Advising Corps, Miguel worked as an MSU High School Equivalency Program (MSU-HEP) Recruitment & Placement Coordinator who successfully motivated students to obtain their GED and provided continual support to help each student work towards achieving their educational goals. As a first generation migrant farmworker, he has been able to connect with a diverse population and has used his hardships to inspire others. He is an MSU alumnus, CAMP Scholar, and Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Network Fellow. Miguel has a Masters of Public Administration in Non-Profit Leadership from Western Michigan University and a Bachelor of Science in Family Community Services from Michigan State University with a cognate in youth leadership and management.

  • (517) 884-1335
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