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.