Dr. Dijon DeLaPorte - first gen

Dijon DeLaPorte

Recruitment and Outreach Specialist

ED.D., ADULT AND HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA, 2014
M.S., COLLEGE STUDENT PERSONNEL ADMINISTRAION, ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY, 2008
B. S., PYSCHOLOGY, MACMURRAY COLLEGE, 2006

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Dr. Dijon DeLaPorte serves as the Recruitment and Outreach Specialist with the Department of Educational Administration in the College of Education and Human Sciences. Dijon’s professional interests are in campus cultures, student retention, and experiential learning in higher education.

Dijon has worked professionally in higher education since 2008. During this time, he has resided in four different states and worked at various institutions. He has worked in previous roles in event management and residence life.

Originally from Illinois, Dijon's doctoral dissertation research focused on retention in student leadership positions using a human resource framework. He is involved in the community by serving on community boards and volunteering with the Douglas County Election Commission. He enjoys running half marathons and spending time with his spouse, twin boys, and two dogs in Omaha.




Areas of Expertise:

    Recruitment
    Events Management
    Residence Life

Professional Highlights

Experience
2018-2020, Events Coordinator, UNL Center for Great Plains Studies2018, Events Coordinator, University of Nebraska- Omaha2018, Manager of Residence Life, Bellevue University2015-2017, Assistant Director of Events/Reservations, Creighton University2011-2015, Director of Residence Life and Housing, Buena Vista University 2010-2011, Residence Hall Director, South Dakota State University2008-2009, Program Advisor, University of South Carolina
Memberships
2020- Present, Falling Waters Elementary School Parent Teachers Organization2021- Present, Arbor Gate Homeowners Association