J.R. Tarabocchia is the director of recruitment and student activities at Willamette University College of Law, where he oversees recruitment, admissions, enrollment management, orientation, and student activities for the law school. A higher education professional since 2007, Tarabocchia is committed to students’ success and helping them achieve their goals.
Prior to joining Willamette in July 2015, Tarabocchia spent nearly a decade working at Portland State University in a variety of roles where he organized commencement, led the Student Ambassadors, founded a welcome center, wrote the student employment handbook, recruited undergraduate students, secured corporate sponsorships, and co-founded a community chorus.
Tarabocchia has presented extensively on how higher education professionals can partner with corporations to generate money for students and on the topic of how on-campus student employment can lead to higher student retention rates. He has also written on a variety of higher education topics from using social media in student engagement to hiring like a search firm (page 18). In 2014, Tarabocchia was nominated by his students and named as the supervisor of the year by the university.
- JD, University of New Hampshire School of Law
- MIP, University of New Hampshire School of Law
- BA, Rhodes College