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Tom Menchhofer, PhD

The Office of New Student and Family Engagement works to help ensure the quality of the student experience at DePaul by providing programming and services which aid in students' transition and integration processes into the university. Each year, New Student and Family Engagement helps more than 6,000 new students and their family members make the transition to DePaul through the Premiere DePaul and Transition DePaul orientation programs. The office also recruits and trains all of the student leaders and staff professionals who partner with faculty members to teach Discover Chicago and Explore Chicago courses, which all incoming first-year students participate in as part of the First-Year Program. Additionally, the office coordinates DePaul's annual Family Weekend celebration.

Tom Menchhofer has been with DePaul since 2009 and in his current role as director, Tom provides direction for the department including staff supervision and budget management. Prior to coming to DePaul Tom served as the director of New Student Programs at Columbia College Chicago and held positions in admissions at Northwestern University and Lake Forest College.

Tom earned an MEd in higher education and student affairs administration from the University of Vermont and a BS in psychology from Bowling Green State University.