After a national search, Lori Romano has been named director of First-Year Experience and Transition Programs at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
“Nebraska is poised to create an innovative shared vision of student support and persistence, and I am honored to be part of it. Our faculty and staff work hard to ensure students feel connected, cared for and empowered,” said Romano.
Romano assumed the role Nov. 12. She previously served as interim director, an academic success coach, and First Husker coordinator for the university. Romano has also taught middle school, high school and college English and composition.
“I’m excited for the office and student success team,” said Amy Goodburn, senior associate vice chancellor and dean of undergraduate education. “Lori’s background and commitment to students, along with her familiarity with the office, mean we’ll move key initiatives ahead more easily. I have enjoyed working with her this year and know she will do great things in this role.”
First-year Experience and transition programs at Nebraska provide a series of interactive academic success workshops, free tutoring in a variety of subjects, and one-to-one academic and transition coaching sessions to help students navigate everything from time management to test prep to homesickness. The programs are designed to engage, empower and support all students in and out of the classroom. Visit success.unl.edu for more information.