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Mike Dunn, Director

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

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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Joel Hanlon,
Senior Assistant Director

Picture and mini-bio coming soon.



Lindsay Skeens

Lindsay Skeens, Assistant Director

Lindsay Skeens is a Radford Alum and graduated with a degree in journalism in 2010.  She worked with New Student Programs in a variety of roles during her time as a student, and now works with the parent side of Quest and the UNIV100 program. She also splits her time with the admissions office and loves traveling and recruiting new Highlanders. Originally from Northern Virginia, she loves spending weekends there with her family and friends, and is always thinking about her next travel adventure.

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Debbie Carr, Office Manager

Debbie's been at Radford for 19 years and with New Student Programs for 17.  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.