Lisa is the current Director of New Student Programs at Towson. In this role she provides leadership, direction, and oversight for programs, events and initiatives involving new students and their families. As Director, Lisa serves on the Student Affairs Leadership Team and on the Student Affairs Council. Lisa also has significant experience in the National Orientation Director's Association (NODA), having served as a conference host, chaired several planning committees, and presented numerous times.
Prior to joining Towson in February 2010, Lisa worked at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) where she created and implemented a summer bridge program for incoming first-year students. Lisa also worked for several years in orientation and retention programs at Radford University. Lisa holds a graduate degree in Counselor Education - Student Affairs from Clemson University, where she also worked in Housing and Residence Life. She completed her undergraduate studies in psychology and sociology at Randolph Macon College, a small-liberal arts institution outside of Richmond, VA.
Sylvester Gaskin Assistant Director of New Student Programs
Sylvester is the Assistant Director of New Student Programs at Towson. In this role, he is responsible for assessment for all new student programming, student training and development, and long-range planning for future orientation programming. He is also responsible for working with the Towson University Family Network and fostering partnerships with the Freshmen Transfer Program.
Prior to arriving at Towson in June 2014, he served as an outreach coordinator at Iowa State University, where he focused on intentional programming for underrepresented communities and data assessment on retention and graduation rates. He also worked for Bay Area Community Resources, a non-profit organization involved in providing community based services to schools in Oakland, CA, and was responsible for student activities and transfer orientation at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering and his Master of Education degree at Iowa State University. Sylvester is a professional member of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, the Association for Institutional Research, the National Orientation Directors Association, and Kappa Delta Pi-International Honors Society in Education. He is currently a Doctor of Education student (concentration in Higher Education Administration) at Northeastern University at their Seattle, WA graduate campus.
J.P. Javier-Wong Coordinator of New Student Programs
JP is the current Coordinator of New Student Programs at Towson. JP is primarily responsible for all initiatives for transferring students including programming, new staff recruitment, selection, training, and supervision. He also conducts department marketing and is responsible web development.
JP came to Towson in August 2009 after completing a Master of Education degree in College Student Affairs Administration from the University of Georgia (UGA). During his graduate studies, JP held a NODA internship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as an assistantship in assessment and a practicum in staff training and development. Prior to attending UGA, JP worked in graduate admissions at George Mason University. JP completed his undergraduate education at James Madison University, graduating in 2003 with a B.BA. in Hospitality and Tourism Management.
Kathy Mosier Administrative Assistant, New Student Programs
Kathy is originally from Troy, Ohio where she graduated from Troy High School. She and her family currently reside in Bel Air, Maryland. She has been with Towson University since 2008 and with New Student Programs since June 2011.
New Student Programs
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