Joanna Geist has been named the new academic advisor for Columbia College of Missouri's Lake County campus. As the academic advisor, Geist will be responsible for making sure students stay on track to earn their degrees. She also will guide students as they choose career paths. She was previously an administrative assistant at the Lake County campus. Geist holds a bachelor¿s degree in psychology from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. She and her husband, Nate, enjoy taking care of their beloved dogs, Sydney and Romy, and live in Round Lake Beach.