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Mike Dunn, Director
mdunn@radford.edu

Mike joined Radford University in August, 1985 as Associate Dean of Students serving under Dean Bonnie Hurlburt, for whom the Student Center is named.  In 1994, he became RU’s first director of the New Student Programs office, a move designed to be more intentional in setting up a comprehensive array of support services for first year students.  In the past 18 years, Mike has coordinated programs such as orientation (Quest), first year experience (UNIV100, Success Starts Here, Core Connections) and other university retention efforts.

 

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Marc Jacobsen, Associate Director
mjacobse@radford.edu

Marc joined New Student Programs in August of 1999 where his primary responsiblility was to oversee the orientation programs.  As technology played an increasing role within all of NSP's programs, Marc's role shifted in 2003 to focus on getting the most out of technology.  He designed an online orientation reservation system, created Access databases to assist with the administration of University 100 and SORTS (Students on the Road To Success), and he created an online application for our student leadership positions.  In 2010 he became the Associate Director and resumed his role overseeing the orientation programs.

 

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Michele Jenkins, Associate Director
mhjenkins@radford.edu

Mini-bio coming soon.

 

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Joel Hanlon,
Senior Assistant Director
jdhanlon@radford.edu

Joel is an RU Alumni and ran on the Track & Field Team as an undergraduate student.  He first worked in the office as a Quest Assistant in 2006, followed by a Student Director in 2007.  He was so influenced by his experience that he found his passion for working with college students. He went on to pursue a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration at Syracuse University, worked at the University of South Carolina before finding his way back to RU and New Student Programs in 2013.  Joel works most closely with Quest and the Quest Assistants, but loves to help with University 100.  Joel still runs, just less competitively, and is looking to run a few races this year including a Disney Half Marathon.

 

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Brianna Ruggles, Assistant Director
bruggles@radford.edu
 

Brianna came to Radford in July 2014 to work primarily with student retention intitiatives and to help with University 100. Before joining the New Student Programs team at RU, she received her Master's degree in College Student Personnel from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. As an undergraduate, she majored in Marketing at Appalachian State University. She found her passion for working with college students while serving as a student director of orientation and engaging in student programming at Appalachian. Brianna enjoys being outdoors and traveling, and loves singing and listening to live music. 

Brianna Kuhn

Brianna Kuhn, Assistant Director
bkuhn2@radford.edu
 

Mini-bio coming soon.

 

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Debbie Carr, Office Manager
dcarr@radford.edu

Debbie has been at Radford for 19 years and with New Student Programs for 17 years.  She keeps everyone on their toes, and has a list for everything.  Debbie handles all of the purchasing and personnel paperwork, not only for NSP but the Learning Assistance and Resource Center as well.