Director, Orientation, New Student & Family Programs
Deanne DeCrescenzo joined Temple in August 2017 as the Director of Orientation, New Student & Family Programs. She is committed to supporting the transition of incoming students and their families to Temple University and helping them develop a sense of belonging here. She oversees departmental programs including Freshman, Transfer, and Parent & Family Orientations, Parent & Family Weekend, and other new student initiatives. Prior to arriving at Temple University, Deanne worked at Baruch College, CUNY and Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. She is a graduate of Penn State University (B.S. Marketing, B.S. French, B.S. International Studies) and Columbia University (M.A. Higher & Postsecondary Education). Deanne is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and a member of NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and NODA - Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention in Higher Education.
Coordinator, Orientation, New Student & Family Programs
Eric Goins joined Temple in June 2015 as the Coordinator of Orientation, New Student & Family Programs. He is dedicated to encourgaing student growth and development throughout their critical point of transition into Temple University, and strives to enhance the student experience through intentional programming. His primary responsibilities within the office include overseeing New Student Orientaiton inititatives and supervising Temple University's orientation leaders, the Owl Team, alongside supporting other office initiatives. Prior to arriving at Temple University, Eric worked at Florida State University serving as the Graduate Assistant for New Student & Family Programs while obtaining his Masters Degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Eric is a member of NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and NODA - Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention in Higher Education.