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New Faculty & Faculty Administrators 2013:Division of Student Engagement & Enrollment Services

Dr. Erin M. Bentrim

Director of Assessment and Planning, received a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Research and an M.Ed. in Student Personnel Services, in 2002 and 1993 respectively, from the University of South Carolina and a B.A. in English in 1991 from Wofford College. Previously she was the Director of Student Affairs Assessment at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Ms. Jenna Blair

Residence Hall Director, received an M.A. in Professional Studies and a B.S. in Mass Communication, in 2010 and 2008 respectively, from Towson University. Previously she was a Coordinator of Residence Life at The Pennsylvania State University - Erie.

Ms. Erin Bunton

Associate Director, Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity, received an M.S.Ed. in Higher Education, Student Affairs from Old Dominion University and a B.A. in Sociology from Bradley University. Previously she was Interim Assistant Director in the Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity at Old Dominion University.

Mr. Charles E. Crawford, Jr.

Assistant Director for Residence Education, received a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership in 2008 from Southern New Hampshire University and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice in 2006 from Franklin Pierce University. Previously he was a Residence Hall Director for Housing & Residence Life at Old Dominion University.

Mr. Christopher Crouch

Associate Director of Admissions - Marketing, received an M.S. in Health and Physical Education with an emphasis in Sports Management in 2005 from Old Dominion University and a B.S. in Health and Physical Education with an emphasis in Sports Management from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania in 2003. Previously he was a Director of Football Operations at Old Dominion University.

Ms. Elisabeth Vadnais Dickie

Director of Educational Accessibility, received an M.S. in Special Education in 1995 from the University of Maryland, College Park and a B.S. in Special Education in 1988 from Vanderbilt University. Previously, she was Acting Director in the Office of Educational Accessibility at Old Dominion University.

Ms. Dominique Footes

Admissions Counselor, received a B.A. in 2008 from the University of Maryland, College Park and is pursuing a Master of Public Administration at the University of Baltimore. Previously she was Summer Program Coordinator for the National Young Leaders Conference and a Graduate Advisor in University College at the University of Maryland.

Mr. Andrew G. Fortman

Interim Coordinator for Student Organizations, received an M.F.A. in 2011 from the University of Virginia and a B.A. in Theatre in 2007 from The Ohio State University. Previously he was an Instructor in the Department of Drama at the University of Virginia.

Dr. Tyler Fortman

Assistant Director, Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity, received a Ph.D. in Clinical and School Psychology, an M.A. in School Psychology, and a B.A. in Psychology, in 2011, 2008, and 2006 respectively, from The Ohio State University. Previously he was a Conduct Officer/Residence Hall Director at Old Dominion University.

Ms. Latascia M. Hamilton

Case Manager, received an M.S.Ed. in College/Mental Health Counseling and a B.S. in Psychology, in 2011 and 2008 respectively, from Old Dominion University. Previously she was a Personal Financial Management/Family Employment Readiness Program/Relocation Assistance Program Coordinator and Counselor for Fleet and Family Service Center in Naples, Italy.

Ms. Devon N. Jones

Admissions Counselor, received an M.Ed in Student Affairs in Higher Education (Administration) and a B.S. in Psychology-Clinical/Counseling, in 2012 and 2009 respectively, from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Previously she was Coordinator of Student Life and Multicultural Programs in the Office of Student Life at Harrisburg Area Community College.

Ms. Purshara C. Kiraly

CRM Manager and Technical Analyst for Enrollment Management, received a B.S. in Sociology in 2008 and is pursuing a B.S.B.A. in Information Systems and Technology from Old Dominion University. Previously she was the Graduate Enrollment Technical Assistant for Enrollment Management at Old Dominion University.

Ms. April Hicks Konvalinka

Executive Director of Housing and Residence Life, received an M.S. in College Student Personnel in 1988 from the University of Tennessee, a B.S. in Biology in 1995 from Western Carolina University, and is completing a Doctorate of Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University. Previously she was an Associate Director of Residence Life at Arkansas State University.

Mr. Michael P. Lawson

Residence Hall Director, received an M.B.A. and an accelerated Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 2009 from Long Island University - C.W. Post Campus. Previously he was a Residence Hall Director at Stony Brook University.

Ms. La Wanza Lett-Brewington

Director of the Women's Center, received an M.Ed. in Social Justice Education and a B.A. in Diversity Education in Organizations from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Previously she was President and CEO of Plain Talk Consultants and Executive Director of Safe Passage.

Dr. Latishua E. Lewis

Assistant Director of Student Transition and Family Programs, received a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in 2012 from the University of Missouri, an M.A. in Human Resources Management and Human Resources Development in 2003 from Webster University and a B.S. in Public Relations in 1999 from the University of Central Missouri. Previously she was Student Development Coordinator at the University of Missouri.

Mr. Vamsi K. Manne

Coordinator for Leadership Programs, received an M.S. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration in 2007 from Indiana University and a B.A. in Communication Studies in 2005 from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Previously he was a Program Coordinator for the Office of Student Activities and Leadership (OSAL) at Old Dominion University.

Mr. Michael McFall

Assistant Director of Outdoor Adventure Programming, received an M.A. in Sport and Recreation Management in 2013 from Kent State University and a B.S. in Recreation Management in 2008 from Bowling Green State University. Previously he was a Graduate Assistant in the Department of Recreational Services at Kent State University.

Ms. Tamara Morgan

Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness, received a Master's Degree in Nutritional Science and a Bachelor's Degree in Health Promotion and Education, in 2008 and 2003 respectively, from the University of Cincinnati. Previously she was Healthy Lifestyles Director at the West Side YMCA of Greater New York.

Ms. Bridget K. Nemeth

Director of Recreation and Wellness, received an M.S. in Recreation and Leisure Services, Recreation Management in 2003 from Texas State University and a B.S. in Secondary Education, History in 2001 from the University of Maryland, College Park. Previously she was Interim Director of Recreation and Wellness at Old Dominion University.

Ms. Neudy C. Nunez

Assistant Director for Academic Initiatives, Office of Housing and Residence Life, received an M.S. in Higher Education Administration and a B.A. in English, in 2010 and 2005 respectively, from Florida International University. Previously she was Area Coordinator for the Department of Residential Life and Housing at Nova Southeastern University.

Ms. Vera Riddick

Director of Student Financial Aid, received an M.P.A. in 2009 from Old Dominion University and a B.S. in Business Management in 1995 from Hampton University. Previously she was Interim Director of Student Financial Aid at Old Dominion University.

Ms. Jasmyne Rogers

Residence Hall Director, received an M.A. in International Studies in 2013 from Old Dominion University and a B.A. in International Affairs in 2011 from James Madison University. Previously she was a Graduate Residence Hall Director at Old Dominion University.

Ms. Lauren Clair Taylor

Admissions Counselor, received a B.S. in Psychology and Communication in 2012 from Old Dominion University. Previously she was an Admissions Counselor at Old Dominion University.

Mr. Fredelito Yvan M. Tugas

Admissions Counselor, received a B.A. in Communication in 2013 from Old Dominion University. Previously he was a Program Assistant for Student Organizations in the Office of Student Activities and Leadership at Old Dominion University.

Mr. Brent S. Vallee

Professional Counselor/Outreach Coordinator, received an M.A. in Counseling in 2008 from Reformed Theological Seminary and a B.S. in Communications in 1998 from Emerson College. Previously he was a Counselor at Christopher Newport University and a Professional Counselor and Adjunct Professor at Thomas Nelson Community College.

Mr. Damian A. Waite

Residence Hall Director, received an M.S.W. in 2010 from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, an M.P.A. in 2006 from Hamline University Graduate School of Management and a B.S. in Marketing in 2002 from Northwestern College. Previously he worked as a Residence Hall Director at Syracuse University, Virginia Tech, and the University of Michigan Ann Arbor.