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Rebecca Mickler

Director, Office of Greek Life, Honor Societies and Professional Organizations, Duquesne University

Statement of Research Interest/ Problem of Practice:
Rebecca's research interests focus on support services and programs for LGBTQ students at Catholic higher education systems. She is interested particularly in the LGBTQ student population within the fraternal community.

Rebecca Jamrozik Mickler has been working in the field of higher education since 2001. Mickler has been at Duquesne University for more than a decade as the Director of Greek Life, Honor Societies and Professional Organizations. In her role as Director, Mickler advises, supervises and mentors students who are involved in both academic and social Greek organizations. The Greek community at Duquesne represents 20% of the student body, which includes 10 fraternities and nine sororities.

Prior to Duquesne, Mickler worked for John Carroll University, the University of South Florida, Florida Southern College and her national sorority Alpha Chi Omega, which is located in Indianapolis, IN.

She received her bachelor's degree in journalism and political science from The Ohio State University and her master's degree in the College of Education's College Student Affairs program at USF.

Mickler has been a member of the Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors (AFA) since 2002 and has served as a facilitator at eight different student leadership conferences. She was the Silent Auction Chair and Assessment Committee member for the Northeastern Greek Leadership Association (NGLA) and currently serves on the AFA Awards Committee. At the 2014 Northeastern Greek Leadership Association, Mickler received the Philippi Award for Campus Professionals, which is awarded to one Greek Advisor in the region for his/her service to the Greek community on their campus. In 2014, Mickler also received the Sigma Nu national fraternity Advisor of the Year Merit Award at their national convention in Nashville, TN.

Mickler also serves her high school alma mater, Lowellville High School, as a Foundation Board Member, which distributes scholarship money to graduating high school seniors going to college in the fall.

Mickler goes above and beyond her role as Greek Advisor, traveling with a group of Duquesne students on immersion trips to New Orleans in 2010 and the southern coalfields of West Virginia in 2011 in a partnership with Campus Ministry.

Mentored by: Paul- James Cukanna, M.Ed.
Vice President for Enrollment Management, Duquesne University

Paul-James Cukanna is Duquesne University's first Vice President for Enrollment Management. As the chief enrollment officer, Cukanna oversees enrollment planning, projections and strategy implementation and provides executive leadership to the Enrollment Management Group, which includes the areas of Undergraduate Admissions, Graduate Admissions, Financial Aid, University Registrar, Enrollment Research and Systems, Marketing and Communication, and Retention and Advisement.

Cukanna first joined Duquesne as Director of Institutional Research in 1997. He was named Executive Director of Domestic and International Admission in 2001 and Associate Vice President for Admissions in 2004. He began serving as the Associate Provost for Enrollment Management in 2008.

Prior to Duquesne, Cukanna spent eighteen years working in enrollment services at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. His professional area of interest is providing access to and choice in higher education to academically competitive students from disadvantaged, marginalized and under-represented backgrounds.

A native of Punxsutawney, PA, and a resident of the East End, Cukanna holds a bachelor's degree in life science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and masters' degrees in public policy and industrial administration from Carnegie Mellon University and liberal arts from Duquesne University. He was the 2002 recipient of the President's Distinguished Staff Award for his exceptional dedication and service to the Duquesne University community.