For first-generation applicants Western has a long history of educating and sending first-generation graduates into the Oregon community
There are many time differences between first-generation and traditional admissions applicants with respect to their basic knowledge of the “hidden rules” of college, high school preparation, and level of family support (both emotional and financial). Western Oregon University has a strong tradition and commitment with assisting first generation college students with understanding and overcoming potential obstacles in the admissions process.
I am an Admissions Counselor from Western Oregon University. I graduated from Western Oregon University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Education. I was born in Vallejo, California and before attending Western Oregon University I lived on the Southern Oregon Coast, for 17 years, in a small town called Port Orford, Oregon. My high school graduating class totaled 35 students, and I entered WOU as a first generation student. Needless to say I am a small town kind of guy. My recruiting territories include many Oregon counties as well as Nevada. I am also the Athletic Liaison for WOU, so if you have a question about participating in any of our NCAA Division II athletics please feel free to ask me a question. While at WOU I was involved with Residential Life as a Resident Assistant and I spent two years working for the Admissions Office as a campus tour guide and a tele-counselor. Feel free to ask me any question that you may have and I will do my best to give you the most accurate answer.
David Compton’s counties: Hood River, Marion, and Wasco
Out of State: Nevada
Also assists: Prospective NCAA Division II athletes, multicultural and first-generation applicants
Admissions counseling and counselors
University admissions counselors are available to assist with the admissions process.
If you have any questions or wish to schedule an appointment
Admissions counselors are assigned to students by Oregon county, state and/or applicant type. Please choose the appropriate link below or contact us directly toll-free at 1-877-877-1593 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admissions counseling may include
Western Oregon University recognizes the key role that a diverse campus community plays in creating a broader learning environment and community for all students, faculty and staff. The university actively seeks individuals from different backgrounds which include socioeconomic, ethnic/racial, physical ability, academic and geographic (rural/urban, out of state and international).