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RCBC Dean of Enrollment Management to present at a national conference aimed at advising highly-talented students

Dr. Karen Archambault

Rowan College at Burlington County Dean of Enrollment Management Dr. Karen Archambault will be featured at a national conference geared toward advising highly-talented undergraduates this fall at the University of Notre Dame.

Archambault, who will begin her term on the Board of Directors for the NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising this fall, will be part of two panels. The sessions are about improving advisors’ ability to understand and communicate with students from a wide range of backgrounds.

The 2016 National Conference on Advising Highly Talented Undergraduates: Achievement and Well-Being occurs in October at Notre Dame.

“Rowan College at Burlington County faculty and staff distinguish themselves on a national stage and we’re very proud of the reputation Karen has earned throughout the country and the talent she brings to our college’s enrollment management,” RCBC President Paul Drayton said.

“The topic of the conference is very timely because RCBC serves a diverse student body and offers many opportunities RCBC for highly-talented undergraduates such as our new Honors Initiative, Undergraduate Research Initiative and the ‘3+1’ Rowan University option that will give students the opportunity to take junior-year courses with us before completing their Rowan University bachelor’s degree,” Drayton added.

Archambault is one of the key leaders of the college’s Division of Enrollment Management and Student Success, which is focused on expanding access to the college and increasing student success.

“Teamwork is more important than ever and Karen’s leadership has made a difference in our ability to serve students of many different cultures,” Michael Cioce, vice president of Enrollment Management and Student Success, said.

Archambault has published chapters on advising in The New Advisor Guidebook: Mastering the Art of Advising Through the First Year and Beyond and in the forthcoming text Beyond Foundations: Becoming a Master Academic Advisor.

“Our students come from many different backgrounds -- from the honor student straight out of high school, to the 40-year-old stay-at-home dad who wants a new career and we can better serve them all through a better understanding of diverse populations,” Archambault said. “Rowan College at Burlington County provides exceptional opportunities for students and I’m honored to have a chance to share experiences with my peers throughout the nation that we can use to make our college even better.”

To learn more:

●“3+1”: rcbc.edu/rowan/3plus1

●Undergraduate Research Initiative: rcbc.edu/ugr

●Honors Initiative: www.rcbc.edu/honors