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Ode Hoppie Fills Director Position

By Matthew Serraty
Opinion Editor

Ode Hoppie, formerly the assistant director of the Student Life office, was appointed to the director of Student Life.

He has been a part of the Student Life office at The College since 2011 and oversees events being held on campus grounds, as well as any clubs or club meetings.

He said when the position became available, he went through the process of submitting the job application and his resume and was finally given the position.

He is originally from Brooklyn and attended school in the Bronx.

He attended Lehman College as a creative writing major.

“I was very involved. I was student government president and involved in clubs,” he said.

After attending Lehman as a student, he became the school’s assistant director of Campus Life from 2006-2011.

“Being so involved at Lehman made me a good candidate for the assistant director position,” he said.

“Every summer as an undergraduate, I worked as a supervisor and program director down at Camp Oakhurst for the physically disabled,” he said.

He said that his time at Camp Oakhurst made him a fan of the area and planted the seeds to eventually come to The College.

“I want to grow the amount of students that are involved on campus. I also want to increase our collaboration with other departments. We understand that every student is different, and we want to accommodate to them,” said Hoppie.

The Student Life office is located in College Center.

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