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Laura Petrus
Interim Director of Student and Family Engagement
Office of Student and Family Engagement
M.Ed., University of Arkansas; B.S., Arkansas State University
  Lupton 104
Areas of Responsibility
  • Campus Activities Programming
  • Homecoming Student Steering Committee
  • Summer Programming Series
  • Welcome Week

Laura joined the Office of Student & Family Engagement as the Assistant Director for Student Engagement in February 2018. In her role, she plans fun and engaging events for students by coordinating Welcome Week and advising the Homecoming Student Steering Committee and the Student Programs Council. Laura received a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with emphases in Business, Leadership, and Sociology from Arkansas State University - Jonesboro in 2011 and a Master of Education degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs from the University of Arkansas - Fayetteville in 2013. Prior to coming to UTC, Laura served as the Coordinator for Student Involvement at the University of West Georgia where she managed the student organization registration process, coordinated student leadership development programs, and served as the primary administrator for UWG's campus engagement platform, OrgSync. In her free time, Laura loves to paint, do DIY projects, and play with her dog, Lolli.