Stefanie Burke to move to Office of First Year Experience


Stefanie Burke, Lehigh’s assistant director for Leadership Development, will be promoted to the position of assistant dean and director of the First Year Experience, effective Aug. 21, according to a post on the Lehigh Greeks blog.

Allison Ragon, who is expecting a baby, previously held the position of assistant dean and director of the First Year Experience. Ragon will relocate to North Carolina with her husband Tim Wilkinson, the senior assistant dean and director of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, who will leave his current position on June 18 to become the Associate Dean of Student Engagement at Wake Forest University.

Stefanie Burke (Photo courtesy of Office of the Dean of Students)

Stefanie Burke (Photo courtesy of Office of the Dean of Students)

Burke, who earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at James Madison University and her Master of Science in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, has worked closely with Lehigh’s fraternities and sororities for the past two-and-a-half years in her position.

Serving as Assistant Director for Leadership Development, Burke’s job description included coordinating and facilitating leadership workshops for members of the Greek community, and starting the Greek Emerging Leaders program. She also supervised the Fraternity and Sorority Accreditation processes that take place annually.

In addition to working with the current Greek community, Burke also oversees the Quest preLUsion program for the incoming first-year students and the ropes challenge courses that are involved in the evoLUtion and leadership training processes.

Burke was unavailable for comment to provide additional information.

The Office of Leadership Development will begin searching nationally for a candidate to replace Burke’s current role over the next several weeks.

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