Meet the Staff

Devan (Kowalek) Zgleszewski Headshot

Director of New Student Programs

Areas of Responsibility

  • Strategic Leadership for New Student Programs
  • Overarching Vision for Orientation and Welcome Week
  • NSP Budget
  • Professional Staff Hiring, Training, and Supervision
  • Collaboration with Academic Affairs, Enrollment Management and other Key Campus Partners
  • Serving on Strategic Divisional and University Committees
  • First-Generation Student Initiatives

Patel HS

Associate Director of New Student Programs

Areas of Responsibility

  • Orientation Logistics including Space Reservations, Catering, and Presenters
  • Orientation Day Schedules
  • NSP Liason with University Partners
  • Hiring and Supervision of Summer Graduate Staff
  • Hiring and Supervision of Undergraduate Leadership Team and Staff
  • Graduate and Undergraduate Team Training

Disanti HS

Assistant Director of New Student Programs

Areas of Responsibility

  • NSP Communications
  • Orientation Registration
  • Orientation Attendance
  • Online Orientation Platform
  • D2L Orientation Modules
  • NSP Website

Turner HS

Staff Assistant for New Student Programs

Areas of Responsibility

  • NSP Reception
  • Staff Clerical Support
  • General Orientation Email
  • Budget reporting, purchase orders and procurement card reconciliations
  • Graduate and Undergraduate Staff Hiring Paperwork, Background Clearances and Payroll




Daniel Eppley
Graduate Assistant


Daniel is a studying to earn his Master's in Communication and Media at West Chester University. Please check back for Daniel's complete bio coming soon!


Matthew Giannella
Graduate Assistant


Matthew is a former WCU orientation leader and orientation leadership team member  who is entering his first-year in the Higher Education Policy and Student Affairs Master's program at West Chester University. Please check back for Matthew's complete bio coming soon!


Samantha Yothers
Graduate Assistant


"Hi! My name is Sam Yothers and I use she/her pronouns. I graduated from WCU in 2021 with a Health Science - Sports Medicine concentration degree, and I am currently in the Higher Education Policy and Student Affairs program here. As an undergraduate student I was the lead manager for the men's basketball team where I worked with a lot of parents/family, planned many game-day events, and worked long summers of camps so I am very ready and excited for orientation!"


Meet the Orientation Leaders!

Meet the 2022 orientation team below. You can also click the buttons to see the students we're proud to call OLumni or to learn more about becoming an orientation leader! 

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2022 Orientation Leadership Team

 Bonnie Calhoun headshot

Bonnie Calhoun
Hometown: Lewisberry, PA
Dual Major: Music Education and Instrumental Performance

Sydney Galtere

Sydney Galtere
Hometown: Fleetwood, PA
Major: Special Education

Princess Ogujiofor

Princess Ogujiofor
Hometown: East Lansdowne, PA
Major: Pharmaceutical Product Development
Minors: Psychology and Chemistry

Fanny Ortiz

Fanny Ortiz
Hometown: Reading, PA
Major: Business Management
Minor: Communication Studies


2022 Returning Orientation Leaders

Abby Boquist Photo

Abby Boquist
Hometown: Harleysville, PA
Major: Secondary English Education

Katie Dick Photo

Katie Dick
Hometown: Harrisburg, PA
Major: Anthropology
Minor: Museum Studies

Blake Metro-Gault

Blake Gault
Hometown: West Chester, PA
Major: French/German, Teacher Certification Elective

Grace Gilmore Photo

Grace Gilmore
Hometown: South Abington Township, PA
Major: Communication Studies
Minor: Theater

Emily Longergan Photo

Emily Lonergan
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Major: Health & Physical Education Teacher Certification

Molly Seaman Photo

Molly Seaman
Hometown: Shillington, PA
Major: Marketing
Minors: Business Analytics and Digital Marketing


2022 New Orientation Leaders

We're so excited to welcome the following students to our team for summer 2022! Photos of these new orientation leaders are coming soon, so please be sure to check back!

Jude Bourdeau

Emily Capolupo

Nathan Castimore

Alexander (Alex) Conzaman

Savannah Daly

Colleen Donnelly

Winter Elvin

Crystal Garcia

Nia Gutierrez

Brianna Joseph

Jewel Karaisz

Danielle Margarite

Carol McDevitt

Cole Mitchell

McKenna Nugent

Grace Plumhoff

Victory (Vic) Rocca

Andrew Rubas

Jennifer Schubach

Sophia Shaloka


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