to director of new student orientation
McMillan has accepted the position as Director of New Student and Family
Orientation for The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
in the Office of Admissions for five years, beginning as an admissions
counselor and ending as associate director. He began work in the newly
created position on Dec. 15, 2003.
McMillan has served
the Office of Admissions with distinction in a time of great enrollment
growth, said Jackie Clark, Vice Chancellor for Enrollment
in recruitment and admissions prepared him well to take the next step
in directing the orientation program, which is designed to help students
get the best start possible at UNC Pembroke," Clark said. "His
excellent planning and organizational skills along with his ability
to lead and work with a team made him an excellent choice for this position."
As a part of the
Office for Enrollment Management, the new director will chair the New
Student Orientation Committee and coordinate new student placement testing,
advising, registration, orientation and family orientation sessions
for the summer, fall and spring terms. In 2002-3, there were seven new
student orientation sessions.
The director will
also be responsible for recruiting, training and supervising orientation
leaders to assist with all aspects of the program. McMillan will coordinate
all information to prospective students and the University community
about all aspects of new student and family orientation is included
in the duties of the director.
"I have learned
a lot in the Office of Admissions, and I am ready and excited about
this opportunity," McMillan said. "I am looking forward to
working with the New Student Orientation Committee. This is a very professional
and dedicated group."
McMillan said he
has several goals for the new office, including greater involvement
of the local business community in welcoming new students to campus.
is an important opportunity for the University and the community to
tell their story, and orientation should be entertaining and add something
positive to the total student experience" he said. "I would
like to see us provide the best orientation program in North Carolina."
McMillan is a Red
Springs native and graduate of Red Springs High School. After a stint
in the Army, he completed work on a Bachelor of Science degree from
The office will
be located in the Office for Enrollment Management, Lumbee Hall, 4th
floor, room 435, 910.521.6264.
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