Presenter Bio - Rebecca McCrory
Rebecca McCrory (she/her) joined the New Student and Family Programs team at George Mason University in January 2017 as a Coordinator and has advanced to her current role as Associate Director. Rebecca is responsible for providing vision and leadership for comprehensive programming and services specifically designed to engage Mason families, and she has helped University Life and departments across campus develop a more cohesive approach to engaging parents and families to support student success.
Rebecca has a special passion for work focused on parents and families, and it began when she worked in Student Transition Programs at the University of West Florida (UWF) in Pensacola, Florida, assisting with new student and family transition and support. She brings a strong background in new student and family orientation, program development, and communication and crisis management to Mason. Rebecca is dedicated to supporting student success, retention, and graduation by increasing parents and families’ understanding and relationship with Mason through establishing a sense of belonging within the university community.
In addition to her direct duties supporting Mason families, Rebecca is involved with various committees, including serving as Chair of the Supervision Collective, a part of University Life Professional Development, and is an active member in AHEPPP: Family Engagement in Higher Education.
Before coming to Mason, Rebecca worked for the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce as a Marketing and Communications Specialist where she supported the local business community by sharing Pensacola’s stories, achievements, and potential for growth. Rebecca earned her Master of Arts degree in Strategic Communication and Leadership from UWF and her Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism and Public Relations from Troy University in Troy, Alabama.
In her spare time, Rebecca volunteers with the Junior League of Northern Virginia, advises the Chi Kappa Chapter of Chi Omega Fraternity, and spends time with her partner, Stuart, son, Chipper, and standard poodle, Darla.