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New Student Convocation Committee

Laramie McWilliams, Assistant Dean of Students and Student Ombudsperson, Dean of Students, Co-Chair (T)
Erika Nielson, Director, Common Experience, Co-Chair (T) 

Brettney Birdwell, Coordinator for Community Development, Student Involvement
Mary Ellen Cavitt, Associate Vice President, Academic Success and Dean, University College
Ray Cordero, Senior Director, TRIO Programs
Bryan Miller, Associate Athletics Director, Athletics
Karina Ogunlana, Residence Director, Housing and Residence Life
Sarah Pivonka, Budget Specialist, University College

Student Members:
Kristen Caldera, Representative, University College
Karsen Jones, Representative, Common Experience
Lacey Parker

Function:
Coordinates the New Student Convocation for incoming new students in the fall before classes begin.  Helps new students in the transition process to Texas State and establishes the basic foundation of support as students strive to graduate from Texas State.  Other goals of the program include the celebration of the arrival of a new class of Bobcats, the establishment of a class identity, and giving students who did not participate in summer orientation an opportunity to feel a special part of Texas State.