Join Us In Welcoming The New WC Campus Life Development Coordinator – April Ortiz!!!

On behalf of the West Charleston leadership/team, it is a pleasure to announce that April Oritz will be joining the College of Southern Nevada- West Charleston as the new Campus Life Development Coordinator.

April was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas and attended Baylor University for her undergraduate studies and Columbia University Teacher College for her graduate studies where she received her Master of Arts in Higher and Postsecondary Education. She is a passionate Higher Education advocate and has been an educator in every sense of the word for the past 9 years starting her career as a Teach For America Corp Member in 2014, teaching English abroad in Bangkok, Thailand, leading cultural programming as a graduate assistant at Fordham University in the Office of Multicultural Affairs, supporting students in their higher education pursuits as a college counselor in the Bay Area, facilitating postsecondary programming for middle school and high school students with UNLV GEAR UP, and is now excited to join the College of Southern Nevada in her new role as the Campus Life Development Coordinator to continue learning, growing, and supporting students within the Higher Education community.

April is still fairly new to the Vegas community, having been here for about a year and half with her husband. She is also a new mom to her 9-month-old, Vegas baby Ace. In her free time, April enjoys traveling/ exploring new surroundings, spending time with family, and trying out different Pinterest/TikTok recipes.

We are elated to have April join our team, and excitedly look forward to her bringing her diverse skills, knowledge and wonderful personality to the WC Team/College.

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