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 Meet the staff of Saint Louis University's Honors Program.

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SLU Honors Program Staff 

Robert Pampel

Robert Pampel, Ph.D.


Robert's duties include managing the program's strategic development, which includes collaborating with faculty across the university to deliver distinctive honors experiences for academically talented and intellectually curious students. He represents the Honors Program on various campus committees and serves as the faculty associate for the Honors Learning Community. Robert has been a member of the Honors Program staff since 2014, serving first as the assistant director. He was appointed director in 2018.

Other duties include managing alumni relations and working with the enrollment management division to recruit students to the Honors Program. He also oversees SLU's advising efforts for prestigious national awards (e.g., Fulbright, Marshall, Rhodes, Truman). For assistance with applying for competitive fellowships and scholarship (e.g., Fulbright, Mitchell, Marshall, Rhodes, Truman, etc.), contact

He is also an alumnus of the Orr Fellowship, a postgraduate fellowship that places high-achieving graduates of Indiana colleges and universities with high-growth entrepreneurial ventures in the state. Robert earned his B.A. in English literature from Valparaiso University, where he also studied in the Honors College (Christ College). He earned his Master's in International Relations from Webster University and his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Saint Louis University, where his research focused on the intersection of Ignatian pedagogy and honors education. He has published on the distinctive qualities of Jesuit honors programs, the relationship between honors education and vocational discernment, and international initiatives in higher education. He currently serves on the national research committee and the publications board of the National Collegiate Honors Council.

Louise Edwards Neiman

Louise Edwards Neiman, M.A.

Assistant Director

Louise manages operational aspects of the program, including programmatic data, student records, and experiential learning opportunities.  Louise joined the Honors Program staff in 2018 after serving as an academic advisor in the Doisy College of Health Sciences at SLU.  She holds a B.A. in Theatre and English from the University of Notre Dame and an M.A. in Drama from Washington University in St. Louis.

Annie Henning

Annie Henning, M.S.

Program Coordinator

Annie supports the co-curricular experience, including advising the Honors Student Association (HSA) executive board and Path, the peer mentor and wellness program. She manages the Honors Program's social media accounts and serves as a liaison to the Honors Learning Community and Housing and Residence Life. Annie joined the Honors Program staff in 2019. She holds a B.S. in Corporate Communication with a minor in Business Administration from Southeast Missouri State University and an M.S. in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Missouri State University.