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.
Parent & Family Programs Coordinator
Elizabeth Harris joined Temple in May 2018 as the Parent & Family Programs Coordinator. She is dedicated to ensuring students and family members have a successful transition and a meaningful overall experience during their time at Temple. She oversees Parent & Family Orientation, Parent & Family Weekend, the Parliament (Parent & Family Council), and other parent & family initiatives. She is a graduate of Ohio University (B.S. Journalism & B.A. Political Science) and Florida State University (M.S. Higher Education). While at Florida State University, she held a graduate internship with New Student & Family Programs, a graduate assistantship with the Career Center, and a summer internship with Orientation & Transition Programs at the University at Albany. She is a member of NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and NODA - Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention in Higher Education.