Justine Okerson, Senior Associate Director for Recruitment

portrait of Justine Okerson on the ECU campus Mall by the Flanagan Building Okersonj21@ecu.edu (252) 737-2386

Justine brings a wealth of higher education knowledge to her role as Senior Associate Director. Earning her Master’s and Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, her research focus is on a prospective student’s college choice and campus visit experience. She serves as the leader for diversity recruitment and outreach, including events and campus visits.

Growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, Justine had an early interest in higher education. She selected over a hundred colleges and universities to research in her journey to freshman year. She has led recruitment efforts, directed the campus visit, and mentored students in scholarship opportunities at several universities in the south before joining East Carolina. She enjoys engaging students to find their passion and is inspired by the opportunities at ECU for students to make a meaningful impact. She is excited to be close to her beloved Outer Banks (a Lost Colony alumna), good barbecue, and fitness opportunities (in yoga and kickboxing).

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers