Our Team

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Michael Coombes, Director

He, Him, His

Education: Masters in Higher Education and Student Affairs (University of South Carolina) and Bachelors in German and History (Miami University)

NSP Primary Contact: Assessment, New Student Convocation, and Departmental Communication Efforts

Additional Involvement: Member of the Association for Orientation, Transition and Retention in Higher Education (NODA), NC State Equal Opportunity Institute Graduate, Delta Upsilon International Fraternity

Top 5 CliftonStrengths: Context, Includer, Input, Woo, Activator

mrcoombe@ncsu.edu

Aaron Mahmod, Assistant Director

He, Him, His

Education: Masters in Higher Education Leadership and Student Affairs (Old Dominion University) and Bachelors in Business Administration and Political Science (University of Mary Washington)

NSP Primary Contact: Orientation Programs and Graduate Intern Recruitment and Selection

Additional Involvement: Member of the Association for Orientation, Transition and Retention in Higher Education (NODA)

Top 5 CliftonStrengths: Woo, Communicator, Positivity, Adaptability, Achiever

ajmahmod@ncsu.edu

Ronnie Rhodes, Coordinator

He, Him, His

Education: Master of Education, Adult and Higher Education (University of Oklahoma) and Bachelor of Arts, Journalism – Public Relations (University of Oklahoma)

NSP Primary Contact: New Student Leader Training and Returning Staff Recruitment and Training

Additional Involvement: Member of the Association for Orientation, Transition and Retention in Higher Education (NODA)

Top 5 CliftonStrengths: Input, Discipline, Restorative, Intellection, and Developer

rrhodes2@ncsu.edu

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Aileen Rodriguez, Assistant Director

She, Her, Hers

Education: Master of Arts, Higher Education and Policy Studies (University of Central Florida) and Bachelors in Spanish Language and Literature (North Carolina State University)

NSP Primary Contact: Summer Start Program and Student Staff Recruitment

Additional Involvement: NC State Hispanic/Latinx Advisory Group

Top 5 CliftonStrengths: Relator, Responsibility, Deliberative, Discipline, Belief

agrodrig@ncsu.edu

Sarah Shannon-Mohamed, Administrative Support Specialist

She, Her, Hers

Education: Masters in Public Administration (The University of North Carolina at Pembroke) and Bachelors of Arts in History ( The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

NSP Primary Contact: Financial Administration (Budget) and Office Operations

Additional Involvement: NC Local Government Budget Association, NC Political Science Association, NC Public Administration Association, Phi Theta Kappa Advisor, PTK Alumni Advisory Board

Top 5 CliftonStrengths: Strategic, Learner, Belief, Achiever, Responsibility

sashann2@ncsu.edu

Crystal Vazquez, Coordinator

She, Her

Education: Masters in Higher Education – Student Affairs (Eastern Michigan University) and Bachelors in Communications (Eastern Michigan University)

NSP Primary Contact: On-Going Transition Programming for First-Year, Transfer and Second Year Students and the University Common Experience Program

Additional Involvement: Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, NC State GLBT Advocate, NC State Hispanic/Latinx Advisory Group

Top 5 CliftonStrengths: Communication, Strategic, Responsibility, Relator, Learner

cvazque2@ncsu.edu | ¡Hablo Español!

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