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Alex Cruse

Assistant Director, Orientation Programs
Primary office:
Strong Hall
Room 133


Alex Cruse is an Assistant Director for Orientation Programs in the Office of First-Year Experience.  Overseeing our phenomenal team of Orientation Assistants, Alex is present for their hiring, training, and supervision as they welcome new Jayhawks to the University of Kansas.  In addition to her work with our Orientation Assistants, Alex also assists with different facets of orientation programming as well as coordination of Hawk Week events.

Prior to joining the Office of First-Year Experience, Alex worked as an academic advisor in the Undergraduate Advising Center here at KU.  Alex received her Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Iowa with a minor in English.  She is currently working on her Masters in Higher Education Administration.  In her spare time, Alex likes to go to concerts and take pictures of her cat, Bear.

My first year in college, I signed up for Courses in Common, which meant I had three courses with the same people.  Having those courses with the same group of students made me feel accountable for showing up and doing the work.  It also set me up with a network right from the first day of folks who I could study with and even commiserate with.”

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