Hello JIU! We’d like to introduce our new director of Student Affairs, Samara Rasmussen! Samara is looking forward to working with current students, alumni and will also head up JIU’s career services department. Please join us in welcoming Samara to the JIU family; we are very excited to have her on board.
Read on below for a note from Samara…
I am very excited to begin the next phase of my career in higher education with JIU! I come to JIU with over 13 years’ experience supporting students, developing programs, and refining processes to help students and faculty work smarter. As I get to know the amazing team of JIU faculty, staff, and administrators, I am also trying to get to know JIU students – no easy task when people are located all over the world. As such, I welcome constructive comments, suggestions, and solutions for how JIU can better serve and nurture its community. Please reach out to us and let us know how we’re doing. Only when we hear from you can we make changes that make learning more accessible.
Personally, I have been involved in the review and beginning of development for changes to the exclusive JIU Total Professional Advantage 2.0™, the JIU Alumni portal, and am taking a close look at how student and faculty concerns are received and addressed. These are very exciting times, and as we roll out changes, please look for opportunities to provide feedback and get involved.
JIU has partnered with the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the American Association of University Women to provide leadership opportunities for our students. Take the time to find out whether one or both of these groups have opportunities for you to network, get involved, and grow your own career.