Assistant Director of Academic Advising/Coordinator of New Student Orientation
Mary Shepherd has been a part of the Sacramento State campus since January 1999. She has a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Northern Arizona University and a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from New York University. Mary has 18 years of experience working with college students in the areas of admissions, academic advising, leadership programs, residence life, and orientation.
Along with her orientation staff, Mary coordinates the Transfer, Freshman and Parent Orientation programs that occur each summer and winter for thousands of students and parents. New Student Orientation at Sac State assists incoming students with their transition to campus by providing programs and services which outline the University's academic requirements as well as social and developmental opportunities. Orientation is the initial step in understanding each student's unique path to obtaining a bachelor's degree and becoming a Sac State alum.