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Audra returned to UNC Charlotte after gaining a decade of experience in various higher education settings in North Carolina. This experience covers many aspects of the student experience: admissions & recruiting, academic advising, student life, personal counseling, and career development services. Additionally, her expertise expands across all levels of higher education; community college (Rowan Cabarrus Community College), undergraduate (UNCC), as well as graduate school (Wake Forest University). Audra also possesses relevant and helpful management experience through corporate and volunteer positions in her work history.
On a personal note, Audra is an animal welfare advocate and has rescued many dogs. She currently has two rescue dogs, Zoey & Buddy. She has volunteered actively for several rescue organizations in Iredell County over the last eight years. Audra also is a huge supporter of women in leadership. And to that effort, she is an active member of the Charlotte-based women’s professional organization Metropolitan Business & Professional Women (MBPW), serving in many roles since 2003 but taking on the role of President in 2013-2014.
Audra holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Long Island University (NY) and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Marist College (NY).