First-Gen Advisory Board

The First-Gen Advisory Board (FGAB) strives to foster and deepen institutional support for first-generation students at OWU. Through programming to raise awareness for first-gen student experiences, our group celebrates the unique perspectives and accomplishments of first-gens while building community among first-gen students, staff, faculty, and everyone in solidarity with us. We work with staff and faculty across campus to provide support for offices and faculty seeking to better serve first-gen students, working-class students, and low-income students and improve student outcomes. Our work is intentionally designed to make sure students not only graduate from OWU, but also thrive.

Mallorie Watts

Assistant Director of Young Alumni Engagement & Outreach

Dawn Chisebe

Chief Diversity Officer

Paul Dean

Associate Professor and Department Chair, Sociology/Anthropology Department

Megan Ellis

Executive Director, Career Connection and Delaware Entrepreneurial Center at OWU

Brad Pulcini

Dean of Student Services

Thea Smekens

Director of First-Generation Student Success

Jason Timpson

Director of Multicultural Student Affairs

Lili Torres-Nunez '24

Student Representative