Meet The Staff
Dr. Jennifer Latino, Director
Dr. Jennifer A. Latino is an educator and practitioner whose career has centered on support for first-year students through a variety of roles at a diverse array of institutional types. She has served in support roles for transitioning students at a women’s college, a community college, and large research universities. Through positions in new student orientation, student leadership development, residence life, and the first-year seminar, Latino has developed a thorough understanding of the needs and challenges that face students in transition. Her interests include identifying and implementing best practices in the first-year seminar, developing effective faculty development opportunities for seminar instructors and peer mentors, and exploring the unique needs of at-risk populations.
Prior to her service at Campbell University, Jennifer Latino was the Associate Director for the nationally recognized University 101 Programs at the University of South Carolina. Latino is an author of Connections: An Insider’s Guide to College Success and authored and edited four editions of Transitions, the common textbook for the UNIV 101 course at South Carolina. She is also an author in several monographs and books published by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition (NRC) and a regularly invited presenter for institutes and conferences sponsored by the NRC.
Dr. Latino has a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, a Master’s of Science in Higher Education from North Carolina State University, and a Doctorate of Education in Higher Education from Florida State University.
Jennifer Latino joined the Campbell University staff as Director of the First-Year Experience in December 2010.
Mrs. Judy Tunstall, Administrative Assistant
Judy Tunstall joined Campbell University in 2005 as the administrative assistant for the departments of Biological Sciences and Chemistry/Physics. Through her involvement with the students in the Biology and Chemistry departments, she saw first-hand the struggles that the freshmen experienced. She volunteered to serve on the QEP committee feeling that her role with students, as well as being the mother of two college students, brought a different perspective to the committee. Judy joined the First- Year Experience staff in January 2011.
Mr. Andrew Hoots, Graduate Assistant
Andrew Hoots came to Campbell University in the Fall of 2006 as an undergraduate student.
He studied religion and psychology and graduated in 2010 with his bachelor of arts in religion. As a recent undergraduate student of Campbell, Andrew understands the great opportunities that are afforded to Campbell University students and, through his role with the FYE program, he is able to share his experience and knowledge with new students. Andrew is currently a graduate student at Campbell University Divinity School where he is studying to get his Master of Divinity with a concentration in biblical studies and languages. By working with the Office of the First-Year Experience, Andrew hopes that he can help first-year students experience college to the fullest. Andrew joined the First-Year Experience staff in June 2011.