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Mrs. Roxanne O’Connor

Title: Disability Support Services Proctor

Contact: roconnor@shepherd.edu

New to our staff in DSS is Roxanne O’Connor. She recently relocated from New Jersey where she worked for twenty-one years assisting specials needs students in the public school system. Roxanne is eager to meet and assist students in the DSS family. Aside from work, Roxanne enjoys baking, cooking, crocheting, as well as making pysanky , the art of Ukrainian egg decorating.

Ann Wendle, Ph.D.

Title: Dean of Students

Contact: awendle@shepherd.edu

As the Dean of Students at Shepherd University, Dr. Wendle has an overall responsibility for several departments and functions including Multicultural Student Affairs, International Student Affairs, Veteran Affairs, Counseling Services, Disability Support Services, Student Conduct and the Health Center. She is a faculty member in the Shepherd University College Student Development and Administration graduate program and serves as Affiliate Graduate Professor. She teaches the Helping and Advising course.

Dr. Wendle is a U.S. Army veteran and served in Operation Desert Storm. She has a Doctor of Philosophy from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, in Higher Education with concentrations in Law and Cultural Competency. She also has a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in Secondary Education and a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in College Student Personnel from Shippensburg University. She previously worked at several other institutions of higher education in various positions. Wendle’s research has focused on topics such as women’s experiences in higher education, social media trends and legal implications for post-secondary students, the experiences of graduate student resident directors and undergraduate resident advisors, and how well first-year students transition to college and how they socialize.