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Trio of new Everett University Center hires will support students


holly-anna-brandonEVERETT, Wash. – Dec. 2, 2016 – A trio of new Everett University Center (EUC) hires will assist in student outreach, support and recruitment.

Holly Longman is the new associate director of Student Services for Washington State University (WSU) and EUC. Her focus will be on recruiting students for EUC programs, helping them to identify financial aid opportunities and assisting students in the application and transfer processes.

Anna McLeod will serve as the new academic coordinator for the WSU Everett Hospitality Business Management and Data Analytics programs.

Brandon Buckingham, who worked at EUC while earning his Bachelor degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Central Washington University, will serve full-time as the new program manager and will be stationed at the front desk in Gray Wolf Hall.

“Holly, Anna and Brandon each bring incredible talent working directly with students to improve their educational experiences,” WSU North Puget Sound at Everett and EUC chancellor Paul Pitre said. “These three will help us grow our student body in Everett and provide those students the support they need graduate ready to enter the workforce.”

Longman holds degrees from Ohio University, including a Master in Education and Bachelor in Organizational Communication. She previously served as a career coach at the University of Washington and spent more than eight years as an academic adviser and program manager at Ohio State University. She is located in Gray Wolf Hall room 118.

McLeod holds a Master of Adult and Higher Education from Western Washington University and Bachelor of Applied Development Psychology and Children Studies from Eastern Washington University. She previously served as an academic adviser for Eastern Washington University and said she aims to provide helpful and empowering support to students who are on their educational journey. She is located in Gray Wolf Hall room 106.

All three will move with EUC faculty and staff to the new, state-of-the-art building on the east side of North Broadway before the 2017-18 academic year.