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ASU's Polytechnic campus Campus Names New Directors in Student Affairs


August 09, 2004

SOURCE:Gary McGrath, 480/727-1368, gary.mcgrath@asu.edu

MESA, Ariz. - ASU's Polytechnic campus recently named Justin Finnerty to director of the Career Preparation Center and Deborah Moore to director of enrollment services at the polytechnic-focused campus.

"We are fortunate to have found two outstanding professionals to fill the career and enrollment director positions," said Gary McGrath, dean of Student Affairs. "As ASU's Polytechnic campus continues to grow and develop, Justin and Deborah will work with our campus community to provide quality services to attract, retain and graduate our students."

In Finnerty's new capacity, he provides career counseling to students, faculty and staff, as well as builds relationships with potential employers. Finnerty made the decision to move to ASU's Polytechnic campus because of the opportunities it provided him to use his previous experience in career services and apply that knowledge to a developing campus that is undergoing change. Finnerty's appointment began July 1.

"During my interview, I had the opportunity to tour the new Agribusiness Center, and since starting, I have had a chance to see parts of the new Student Union as well. From my position in the area of career services and employer relations, I feel that both of these new buildings will have a huge positive impact on future activities and relationships for ASU's Polytechnic campus," said Finnerty.

Previously, Finnerty was a career counselor and employment advisor at Weber State University in Utah for four years and prior to that a supervisor at the University of Missouri's Career Center. He has his M.Ed. in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and his B.S. in psychology from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City.

In Moore's newest role with ASU, she is responsible for outreach/recruitment, admissions, registration and financial aid for the Polytechnic campus. She has more than 10 years in higher education, with more than eight years in positions at ASU campuses. Most recently, she was the senior program coordinator for recruitment and outreach services at the West campus.

"My impression of the Polytechnic campus is one of high energy and excitement," said Moore. "Being responsible for enrollment services, I believe my education, job experience and skills will be best used in this role as the campus seeks to grow significantly," said Moore.

Moore has her M.Ed. in higher education from ASU and a B.A. in multiple subject/elementary education from Concordia University, Irvine, Calif. She expects to complete her Ed.D. in higher education from ASU by December 2004.