Rachel Allen

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  • Title: Interim Associate Director of Student Services and Assistant Director of Student Services
  • Phone: 541-346-2171
  • Office: 134F Allen Hall
  • City: Eugene

Biography

Rachel Allen is the interim Associate Director of Student Services and the Assistant Director of Student Services in the School of Journalism and Communication. She coordinates SOJC-specifc student orientation, recruitment events and first-year programming. Additionally, she serves as a career and academic advisor to prospective, pre-journalism, and journalism students. Rachel oversees the SOJC student ambassador program and is the program coordinator for the Media and Social Action Academic Residential Community. As the interim Associate Director, Rachel manages strategic career initiatives and advisor training. Before relocating to Eugene in August 2011, Rachel served as an academic adviser for pre-pharmacy students at Oregon State University where she earned her masters degree in College Student Services Administration.

Education

MEd in College Student Services Administration, Oregon State University
BA in Sociology, University of Oregon

Honors and Awards

2019 University of Oregon All-Campus Advising Association  – Outstanding Professional Advising Award

2016 NACADA Region 8 Excellence in Advising – Outstanding Professional Advisor

2014 NACADA Outstanding Advising Program – Certificate of Merit

2013 NACADA Region 8 Excellence in Advising – New Advisor Certificate of Merit

Publications

2017: Exploring Student Identity and Experience: Integrating Career Development into Academic Advising (All-Campus Advising Association presentation and NACADA Region 8 session with Miranda Atkinson)

2016: Sustainable Relationships: Strategies for Helping Students Navigate Networking Conversations (NACADA Region 8 Conference session with Jimmy Grabow)

2015: Stacking the Deck for Student Success: Strategies for Helping Students Navigate Networking Conversations (NACADA Annual Conference session with Jimmy Grabow)

2014: Career Development: The Missing Piece in Holistic Advising (NACADA Region 8 – Two-hour pre-conference workshop with Miranda Atkinson and Sally Garner)

2013: The Accidental Career Advisor: Triage Career Advising (NACADA Region 8)

Service

2019-2020 UO All-Campus Advising Association – Awards Committee

2018 NACADA Region 8 Conference Co-Chair

2016 NACADA Region 8 Conference Planning Committee

2013-2015 UO All-Campus Advising Association – Executive Committee

2012-2013 UO All-Campus Advising Association – New Advisor Mentoring Committee