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(Posted 6-18-04)
Contact: Sean Olson, 336-334-5371

Sousa-Peoples Named Director of Orientation at UNCG

GREENSBORO – Dr. Kim Sousa-Peoples has been named director of orientation at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, effective June 1.

Since 2002, she has served as assistant director of orientation for parent and family programs. She joined the university in 1998, coming from Sacred Heart University.

UNCG has a student body of approximately 14,500 and each year welcomes approximately 2,000 new freshmen and 900 transfer students. As director of orientation, Sousa-Peoples will plan and implement fall, spring and summer orientation programs and will oversee student orientation staff. She will also lead and develop new student and family programs for UNCG and assist in annual university events including SOAR (Spartan Orientation, Advising and Registration) and Welcome Weekend, which welcome some 4,300 students, parents and other family members every year.

“Kim really has an in-depth knowledge of orientation, especially here at UNCG,” said Dr. Jen Day Shaw, dean of students. “On top of that, she has very strong organizational skills and very strong interpersonal skills when it comes to interacting with students, families and parents. And she has a clear vision of where orientation at UNCG can go, which is in a more academic direction.”

Sousa-Peoples received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of South Carolina and her doctorate in curriculum and instruction and higher education from UNCG.


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