Administration and Staff

Charity Atteberry

Director of Student Services

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Personal Summary

Charity Atteberry is the director of student services in the Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana. Before joining the law school, Atteberry served as director of undergraduate advising in the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education, athletic academic advisor and life skills coordinator in Athletic Academic Services, academic success coach in TRIO Student Support Services and adjunct faculty at UM. Before working in higher education, Atteberry was an elementary teacher and reading specialist in Chicago Public Schools. 

In addition to her role in student support, Charity is actively engaged in Staff Senate (2020-2021 president/chair), the Women's Leadership Initiative (2020-2021 fellow), Priority for Action 3: Mission First, People Always, and Critical Advising Practices for Equity (CAPE), as well as other committees and working groups on campus.

Charity believes that the University of Montana can and should serve as the laboratory for progressive thinking about equity across stratifications as well as intersections of privilege and its absence. She is focused on advocating for sustainable systems, processes, and experiences that support students and employees.  

In her role as director of student services, Charity looks forward to providing consistent and compassionate advising — fostering a network of effective support, promoting community, and facilitating the delivery of services and processes — that allows students to engage in learning and experiential opportunities, positioning them to be change agents. 

Charity studied Vocal Performance, Music Education, and Music Therapy at the University of Missouri-Kansas City's Conservatory of Music. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education at Drury University and a Master of Education degree in Reading Education at Concordia University-Chicago. She is currently a doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership at the University of Montana. Her dissertation explores how female leaders serving in positions at variegated levels of an organization give meaning to their experiences with social power.