|UND hires new outreach coordinator|
UND has hired JoAnna Lonski as the university’s Outreach Coordinator for northern North Dakota. Lonksi’s position is the result of UND’s long-term goal of providing more educational opportunities to communities without a four-year public university by partnering with two-year community colleges in North Dakota and Minnesota.
UND is assembling a team of four outreach coordinators to augment current recruitment efforts across the region. Each of the outreach coordinators will focus on recruiting traditional transfer and distance students in specific territories in North Dakota and into northwestern Minnesota. Currently, UND has an outreach coordinator located on the Bismarck State College campus for south central and western North Dakota as well as an outreach coordinator for northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota located on the UND campus.
“We are very pleased to have JoAnna join our team,” said Philip Parnell, director of Online Enrollment Management and Community College Relations. “UND is building an exceptional team of outreach coordinators to better serve the needs of students and communities across the region. JoAnna and others will work very closely with community colleges to ensure that UND provides their graduates with personalized service as they continue their education with UND—either on-campus or online.”
In her role as UND Outreach Coordinator, Lonski is responsible for providing outreach services to all communities in northern North Dakota. Specifically, Lonski will recruit, advise and provide outreach services for students interested in UND’s bachelor’s and graduate programs, including online and on-campus options. She will assist transfer students from community colleges in northern North Dakota, such as Dakota College at Bottineau, Lake Region State College and Williston State College, who want to complete their bachelor’s degrees on the UND campus in Grand Forks. She will also provide assistance to UND’s online students living in the northern region.
Prior to her position with UND, Lonski worked on the Lake Region State College campus as the Distance Education Program Coordinator for Mayville State University’s Admissions & Extended Learning Office. She graduated from Lake Region State College in August 2007 with her associate’s degree in paralegal studies, and she received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Mayville State University in July 2008. Lonski lives with her husband, a North Dakota Highway Patrol officer, and their three young children in Lakota, N.D. Lonski began her duties with UND on Oct. 5. Her office is located on the Lake Region State College campus in Devils Lake, N.D.
For more information, contact Lonski at 701-662-1659, e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.distance.und.edu.
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