Paige Freeman serves as the Associate Director of Orientation Programs for the Office of First-Year Experience. In this role, she oversees the university orientation program and works directly with the orientation assistant staff team. In addition, she provides strategic leadership to Hawk Week and is dedicated to creating a welcoming environment for all students, families and guests while visiting the university. Prior to serving in this capacity, Paige served as a Complex Director for KU Student Housing.
Paige is a graduate of Western Kentucky University where she received her B.A. in Communication Studies and a minor in Meeting, Convention and Exposition planning. In addition, she earned her M.A. in Higher Education and Student Personnel at the University of Mississippi where she had the opportunity to serve as a Graduate Community Director for the Department of Student Housing.
Paige’s campus involvement includes serving as a member for the KU Student Affairs: Grad to Pro committee which is dedicated to preparing graduate students enrolled in the Higher Education program for job search preparation and career readiness. Paige, was one of the co-founders for this initiative at KU. In addition, Paige serves as a co-founder and advisor for G.E.M.S (Gifted, Empowered, Motivated, Sisters), an organization brought to fruition at the University of Kansas in 2018. This organizations primary focus is to encourage undergraduate women to access their voice and being women of societal change. Paige also serves on the Advisory Council for the Black Student Union at KU and serves as the Treasurer for the Black Faculty and Staff Council. Lastly, Paige is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.
"My first year in college, I learned the importance of having a healthy balance between social and academic driven involvement. Through experience, I learned that nothing will work, unless you do and redefined my purpose as a first generation college student by getting involved with TRIO”