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Diane Schmitz, Ed.D.

Diane oversees the four-time national award-winning Collegia Program, which has served as a model for similar programs in the US and Canada. The Collegia Program creates learning communities for commuter and transfer students that provide a sense of belonging and a broader educational experience. Diane also has extensive experience developing successful orientation programs for transfer, non-traditional, and graduate students. She has shared her insights at regional and national conferences and as a consultant with other universities. Diane’s doctoral research focused on the experiences of transfer students of color with student affairs professionals.