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Throughout orientation, you’ll have the opportunity to work with Western Oregon University’s excellent student affairs staff. Our team welcomes all students as they embark on their journey to college success. We’re here to help and guide you in the right direction!

Get to know our professional staff!

New Student and Family Programs

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Megan Habermann-Guthrie

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Director, New Student and Family Programs

Megan earned her Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay and her Master of Science in College Student Personnel from the University of Rhode Island. She previously worked in the Campus Activities Office at Vassar College and has been at Western since 2009. Megan’s favorite part of working with new students is the fresh perspectives and energy they bring to our campus!

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Shelby Worthing

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Assistant Director, New Student and Family Programs

Shelby earned her Bachelor of Science in Economics from Western Oregon University and has been at Western since 2017. Shelby’s favorite part of working with new students is watching them make new friends, grow as adults, and make WOU their new home away from home. Her favorite orientation activity is the Variety Show, watching all of the new students show off their talents and find similar interests!

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TJ Rabosky

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Coordinator, New Student and Family Programs

TJ earned his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Western Oregon University in 2022. During his time as a student at WOU, he worked in various positions on campus in student affairs with the New Student and Family Programs department, residence life as a resident assistant, and academic affairs as a math tutor. TJ’s favorite part of working with new students is helping them establish and build independence, and seeing them make connections!

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Johnny Martinez-Isaac

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Co-Coordinator, Destination Western

Johnny is a junior at Western studying a major in Middle/High School Education with a focus in Physical Education and a minor in ESL. Along with Destination Western, he also coaches soccer. Johnny’s favorite part of working with new students is meeting new people and acting as a helping hand during their transition to Western!

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Abigail Fisher

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Co-Coordinator, Destination Western

Abigail is a senior at WOU studying a double major in Early Childhood/Elementary Education and American Sign Language/English Interpreting Studies with a minor in ASL. Along with Destination Western, she also serves as a Campus Ambassador. Abigail’s favorite part of working with new students is helping them make the transition from high school to college not only a smooth process, but also a really fun one!

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Ella Tenido

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Coordinator, PLUS Team

Ella is a senior at Western studying a major in Social Science with a minor in Public Policy & Administration. Along with Destination Western, she also serves as a Campus Ambassador. Ella’s favorite part of working with new students is helping them learn about the resources and opportunities available to them at college, especially how to get involved on campus!

Multicultural Student Services and Programs

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Luanne Carillo

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Director, Multicultural Student Services and Programs

Luanne earned her Bachelor of Science in Community Health and her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Western Oregon University, and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership & Policy from Portland State University. She has been at Western since 2014. Luanne’s favorite part of working with new students is helping them overcome the imposter syndrome feeling and recognizing their first achievement of making it to college!

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Louie Arce

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Assistant Director, Multicultural Student Services and Programs

Louie earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Western Oregon University. He has been at Western since 2022. Louie’s favorite part of working with new students is seeing them learn about all the resources and opportunities here on campus built to help them succeed, and hearing about all the networking they do during Welcome Week!

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Blanca Miranda Aguilar

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Program Advisor & Coordinator, Multicultural Student Services and Programs

Blanca earned her Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Education and Social Sciences from Western Oregon University. She has been at Western since 2021. Blanca’s favorite part of working with new students is helping them network and see how much potential they have!

Student Enrichment Program

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Chris Solario

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Director, Student Enrichment Program

Chris earned his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Western Oregon University, along with his Masters of Arts in Sociology and Master of Science in Education from Portland State University. He has been at Western since 2012. Chris’ favorite part of working with new students is helping them feel comfortable navigating WOU and succeeding in their education journey, from the first time they step on campus until they graduate!

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Sheree Solario

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Educational Advisor, Student Enrichment Program

Sheree earned her Bachelor of Science in Business from Western Oregon University. She has been at Western since 2007. Sheree’s favorite part of working with new students is just being a part of their journey — watching them grow and change throughout their first year!

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Andres Hernandez-Galvan

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Educational Advisor, Student Enrichment Program

Andres earned his Bachelors degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Education, Social Studies, and Humanities from Western Oregon University. He has been at Western since 2022. Andres’s favorite part of working with new students is helping ease their anxiety of being in college. As a first year college student himself, he felt alone at times and didn’t know what he was doing. Thankfully, he was able to connect with resources that were there to help him. He wants to be that resource for others and he enjoys being there for those who need a little extra help.

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Dana Nunez-Silva

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Educational Advisor, Student Enrichment Program

Dana earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Family and Human Services from the University of Oregon. She has been at Western since 2022. Dana knows that transitioning into college can be a really exciting, nerve racking, and chaotic time. Serving as a home base and talking about resources she wishes she knew as an incoming student has been her favorite part of working with new students. She is looking forward to being a holistic support, as it is important to reduce the anxieties a new student may feel when starting this exciting chapter.

Student Success and Advising & Teacher Prep Student Support Services

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Paige Jackson

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Director, Student Success and Advising

Paige earned her Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Willamette University and her Master of Education in Higher Education from the University of Michigan. She has been at Western since 2022, and has over a decade of experience working with college students. Paige’s favorite part of working with new students is learning about their unique interests, plans, and goals for college and beyond!

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Travis Tyler

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Retention and Persistence Success Advisor, Student Success and Advising

Travis earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from Dartmouth College and his Master of Education in Higher Education from the University of Nevada — Las Vegas. He has been at Western since 2021. Travis’ favorite part of working with new students is helping them discover new ideas, interests, and passions!

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Jen Koshnick

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Director, Teacher Prep Student Support Services

Jen earned both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Education from the University of Minnesota. Jen was a classroom teacher for several years and has been working in Student Affairs for the past 10 years. Jen’s favorite part of working with new students is helping them make connections on campus!

 

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Alex Gonzalez

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Educational Advisor, Teacher Prep Student Support Services

Alex earned his Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Oregon State University. He has been with western since 2022. Alex’s favorite part of working with new students is helping guide them through their carreer paths. Seeing them succeed is such a rewarding experience for him!

Contact the department of New Student and Family Programs

orientation@wou.edu | (503) 838-9482 | M-F, 9am-5pm | Virtually & On Campus (WUC 210)