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.

Carly Edwards, Assistant Director

Carly Edwards joined the First-Year Experience team in August 2014.  She received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Marketing Management from Virginia Tech and a Master’s of Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina.  Carly brings to Campbell a variety of experiences in orientation, transition, and retention programs from her work at Virginia Tech, University of South Carolina and Colorado State University.  One of her primary interests in higher education includes the training, development, and support of peer educators.  Carly works closely with the Peer Mentors for the CUFS 100 seminar and Academic Coaches at Campbell.


First Year Experience
Judy Tunstall
Administrative Assistant
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Fax: 910-814-5710

Dr. Jennifer Latino
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Carly Edwards
Assistant Director
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Campus Location
Student Services Building
(Between the Wallace Student Center and Carter Gym)
227 Main Street

Mailing Address
PO Box 95
Buies Creek, NC 27506

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