O-Team Recruitment 2022

Orientation Leaders (OLs)

Erik Motyls orientation group at ice cream social

New Orientation Leaders are undergraduates. First time members to the O-Team are selected because of their enthusiasm for, knowledge of, and involvement in the UIS Community. OLs assist in orienting new students and their parents to campus. OLs will facilitate small group discussions with students and answer questions that help to teach new students and families about the University of Illinois Springfield resources, traditions, opportunities, and student expectations.

The O-Team on break

Orientation Staff

Lisa McGuire
Director, New Student Orientation & Parent Relations

Lisa was a first generation college student and found her career pathway when she became an Orientation Leader and eventually worked for the Orientation department as an undergraduate. She has worked in higher education for over 25 years. Her experiences include Orientation, First-Year Seminar Instruction, Student Organizations & Leadership Development, Adult/Transfer/Commuter Student Programming, and Student Activities. Lisa has earned a BS in Advertising and a MS in Higher Education & Student Affairs.