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Karen A. Murray
Acting Assistant Dean & Director

Karen Murray is the Acting Assistant Dean & Director for New Student Orientation at Florida Atlantic University. Karen received a bachelor's in French from Eastern Kentucky University and a master's in College Student Personnel from Miami University.

Karen has more than 20 years experience working in Higher Education. She served Miami University as the Director of Health Education and the Miami University Hamilton Campus Coordinator of Student Activities, Recreation Sports and Athletics. Karen taught part-time in the Department of Kinesiology and Health. Most recently Karen worked for the Butler County Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board where she assessed, built capacity, planned, implemented and evaluated community-based substance abuse prevention efforts.

Aileen Sousa 


Aileen Sousa
Assistant Director


Aileen joined the Office of New Student & Owl Family Programs in 2012.  She attended the University of Central Florida, earning a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Communication and a Master's degree in Communication. 

Aileen has been working with orientation programs since 2005.  She is a member of the National Orientation Directors Association (NODA). 


Program Assistant
Loretta McDuffie-Smith




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