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Megan Green

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Megan Green is the Director of New Student Programs and has been at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) since February 2013. Within this two-year mark as the first director of this new office, New Student Programs (NSP) has developed the academic and social integration of incoming students through a variety of classroom and co-curricular activities. NSP is comprised of four programmatic areas including Orientation, Parent and Family Programming, Extended Orientation Weeks of Welcome, and First Year and Transitional Initiatives. NSP has focused on ways to better serve its constituents through the creation of new programs and services, develop new process and reporting, and also focus on ways to enhance our current programs. This has included specifically for this webinar, a streamlined process for orientation, including the development of a new online orientation program for transfer students, an online-course orientation for students taking online courses, and currently developing, a pre-arrival international orientation module.

Before coming to UMSL, she worked as an Assistant Director of Student Life, at Rockhurst University, where her primary responsibilities were in orientation, welcome week, family weekend, advising student organizations, and leadership development. Megan received her B.A. in Communication, Science and Disorder from Rockhurst University and M.Ed. in Higher Education and Administration from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville. Her work with student affairs began as an undergraduate student leader in the Office of Student Activities. She continued her education and working as the Program Assistant at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, and then advanced as the Coordinator of New Student Programs at Southern Methodist University, where at both institutions excelled in implementing their extended orientation, welcome week, and parent programming. These opportunities have cultivated her passion for diversity education and leadership development, and given her experience in program expansion and implementation.

My experience and knowledge gained at various institutions and my eight years of involvement with the National Orientation Directors Association (NODA) has led to various roles including two national conference committee planning member, Regional IV Conference host, a conference presenter, and continuous webinar, networks and NODA participation.