The Director of First Year Experience is responsible for the overall operations of the department, including administrative duties, budget management, program implementation,strategic planning, assessment, and supervision of the Assistant Director, Coordinator of Mentor Programs, Coordinator of Academic Initiatives, and Office Manager. The Director also provides direct leadership for programs and services such as New Student Seminar and Family Programming. The Director of First Year Experience reports to the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Enrollment and Retention.
The Assistant Director provides leadership in the orientation of new students; specifically, Warhawks SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration), Warhawk Welcome (fall and spring orientation programs) and supervision of the Hawk Squad (orientation leader team). The Assistant Director is also responsible for the supervision of the FYE Graduate Assistant for Orientation.
The Office Manager provides administrative, clerical, and program support to the professional staff within the office. The Office Manager is also responsible for the supervision of Student Crew.
The Coordinator of Mentor Programs provides oversight and supervision of the Peer Mentor and Team Transfer programs as well as the supervision of the FYE Graduate Assistant for Mentor Programs.
The Coordinator of Academic Initiatives is responsible for coordinating the Learning Communities program including recruiting new students as well as faculty and staff who have an active role in the program. In addition, the Coordinator for Academic Initiatives supervises the FYE Graduate Assistant for Learning Communities.
The Graduate Assistant for Mentor Programs works closely with the Coordinator of Mentor Programs to supervise the Mentor staff including Team Transfer and Peer Mentors.
The Graduate Assistant for Orientation Programs works closely with the Assistant Director of FYE to assist with the logistics, planning and program components for Warhawks SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration) and Warhawk Welcome. Additionally, the GA for Orientation Programs supervises the Purple Pit Crew and assists with the supervision of Hawk Squad.
The Graduate Assistant for Learning Communities works closely with the Coordinator of Academic Initiatives and assists with logistics, planning and program components for Learning Communities.