The Post University Corporate Partnerships Team has added an Articulations Agreement Specialist to increase partnerships with other higher education institutions. Articulation agreements create a pathway between two colleges or universities, enabling a simple transfer to further a degree in a specific field.
Virginia Folger, who started this new position in March, graduated from Post in 2006 with a bachelor’s in psychology in addition to an associate degree in business. While pursuing her degrees, Folger was a student worker in the admissions department. During her junior and senior years, she accepted the role of Intern to the Dean of Admissions and later in her senior year at Post, started as a full-time Admissions Counselor.
“I loved being a Post Eagle and getting involved. I was in a number of clubs, including the Community Service Club, Community Senator for Safety Committee, and the Campus Activities Team. I always felt supported no matter where I was or what I was doing.”
After graduating from Post, Folger pursued her master’s degree in entertainment business from Full Sail University in Florida. After working a few years in the entertainment business, Folger began to miss working with students.
“I wanted to start working with students again, but I wanted to work specifically with Post students,” said Folger. “I felt at home when I was there; I wanted to help students have the same type of experience I did.”
Folger began working at Post in 2012 at an ADP Admissions Counselor for a short time before she transitioned to work on campus. While on campus, Folger worked with incoming freshmen, transfers, and graduate students through various positions. Within these roles, she worked closely with many departments and truly got to know the students.
“I worked specifically with transfer students for over two years, becoming familiar with their specific needs. This knowledge and experience will assist in formulating articulation agreements,” said Folger.
Within each of her admissions roles, Folger worked closely with the Academics Department. She learned about specific programs and requirements as well as developed close relationships with deans and instructors.
Director of Corporate Partnerships Shawn Whisenhant states, “Virginia brings a wealth of experience working with students and building relationships. In this new role, she will apply that same knowledge, and expertise coupled with her experience with articulation agreements to develop these relationships with new and existing university partners. Internally Virginia has already been working with essential partners including Admissions, Academics, and the Registrar’s Office.”
Folger shares that the aim is to start locally, creating articulation agreements within New England, then continuing to branch out to other states. While Post had successfully formed articulation agreements in the past, there was no primary facilitator to manage and maintain the agreements. Folger is confident that this level of focus will make a huge difference.
“I often hear people say we are a hidden treasure. Adding Articulation Agreements will help Post University become more recognized for all it has to offer” said Folger.