News & Highlights

Jamie Russell named new Director of the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement

Dr. Mike Walker is pleased to announce that Ms. Jaime Russell has been selected as the next director of the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement effective July 6, 2015. She will replace Dr. Sonja Ardoin who has served in this capacity for the past three years.

Jaime received her BA in Psychology and her MA in Student Personnel Services from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She is in the process of completing her Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership at UNCW. Jaime has a broad background in student affairs including adult learning, residence life, living and learning programs and student leadership and engagement. She has been the assistant director of OSLE since January of 2012.

Peter Groenendyk named new Housing & Residence Life Director

Vice Chancellor Leonard is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Groenendyk as Director of Housing and Residence Life effective July 1, 2015. He will replace Brad Reid who has served in this capacity at UNCW for the past 16 years. Brad will be retiring on June 30.

Mr. Groenendyk comes to us with over 20 years experience in higher education, primarily in the area of housing and residence life. He currently serves as the Associate Dean of Students (title recently changed from the Director of Residence Life and Dining Services) at the University of Memphis.

Peter has extensive experience in leading dynamic residence education programs, developing Living Learning Communities, a history of strong fiscal management as well as experience with major construction and renovation projects.

He received his Bachelor of Arts in Education from York College in York, PA and his Master of Arts in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA.


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Patricia l. Leonard

Vice Chancellor for student affairs

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