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OUS#039; Proctorville Center welcomes assistant director

PROCTORVILLE - Ohio University Southern's Proctorville Center has a new addition.

New Assistant Director Belinda Coleman joined the Proctorville campus on March 21.

Coleman was previously at OUS' Ironton campus where she worked in student services. She has been with the university for five years.

Coleman said she is excited about her new position which includes various responsibilities such as assisting director Stephanie Burcham on special projects, community involvement and coordinator for activities for the center.

Coleman will also be the coordinator for student services, where she will advise students on such things including financial aid, transfers, academic probation and helping prospective students through the admissions process.

"I'm excited about it," Coleman said "I like to empower students, to help them understand all aspects of college. I want them to be comfortable with the fact that this is a learning environment."

Coleman came to the area from Fayetteville, N.C., to complete her master's degree in counseling with a specialization in student affairs, at Marshall University. She is currently writing her dissertation for her PhD in higher education administration.

Coleman has worked full time in higher education since 1984. She has worked at residential universities such as Fayetteville State University, Marshall and DePaul.

"I enjoy the sense of community here in Proctorville and I see a lot of potential for growth when the new center is completed," she said.