Staff Directory

The Office of Transfer Services is located in the John Thomas Building in Suite 130. We are open 8am-5pm Monday-Friday. Please feel free to contact us at 828.262.7877 or by email at ots@appstate.edu.

Selena Dollar

Assistant Director

My name is Selena Dollar and I serve as the Assistant Director in the Office of Transfer Services. I am the Lead Credit Evaluator and help maintain the Transfer Course Equivalency Search many of you use to create a preliminary evaluation. Our office strives to communicate changes in General Education and specific majors by providing the most current course information. I have 20 years of experience working with transfer students from admission to graduation and enjoy the opportunities to help students and families navigate the credit process.

Jayne Dowdy

Transfer Admissions Counselor

My name is Jayne Dowdy and as the Associate Director of Admissions for transfer students, I partner with the Office of Transfer Services to provide seamless transfer services to our students. My role is to help our transfer students join the Appalachian family by guiding them through the admissions process. I also serve as the military liaison in the admissions office. What do I love best about my job? Hands down it is the students! Their perseverance, drive and unique perspectives make me want to come to work each day and to hopefully be a better person. I particularly enjoy working with other colleagues who assist our students, and I always look forward to building and strengthening relationships with all our community college partners.

Matt Huntanar

Jump Start Appalachian Coordinator

My name is Matt Huntanar and I am the Jump Start Appalachian Coordinator. Working with the Transfer Student Mentors, I help prospective and admitted students make a successful transition to Appalachian State University. As a transfer student myself, I understand the challenges and rewards of transferring to a new campus. Through regular visits to the campuses of our community college partners my goal is to meet and speak with prospective students and help them navigate the transfer transition process. The best part of my job is helping students find balance between their academic studies, campus activities, and the outdoor adventures that await students in the High Country. My door is always open and I'm glad to help!

Kim Morton

Associate Director

My name is Kim Morton and I am the Associate Director in the Office of Transfer Services. I work with transfer students once they arrive at Appalachian providing transitional support, facilitating engagement in campus life, and overseeing retention efforts. Through targeted communication, transfer specific events, and encouragement my goal is to make sure every transfer student integrates successfully into campus and academic life at Appalachian State University. Students are invited to contact me or stop by my office for any reason. I am here to help and support you! What I like most about my job is witnessing the growth and transformation of our students as they gain confidence and success in their progression at Appalachian State.

Jenna Reed

Transfer Credit Evaluator

My name is Jenna Reed and I am one of the transfer credit evaluators in the Office of Transfer Services. I started Appalachian State University as a transfer student myself and received my bachelor's degree in Psychology and a master's degree in College Student Development. My professional career started in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Appalachian State University recruiting transfer students. My main role in the Office of Transfer Services is to make sure that credits are applied appropriately either into a student's major or into Appalachian State University's General Education Program. I also serve as a liaison with the Office of Distance Education ensuring a smooth transition for those cohort based students as well. The thing I enjoy the most about my job is the great group of people that I am blessed to be able to work with. We all work really hard as a team to assist transfer students in any capacity that we can.

Jane Rex

Director

Whether you are a prospective student or a current student I am glad you have visited our website. After 27 years in higher education, (23 at the community college) I still love working with students and helping them navigate the transfer process. More importantly, I am committed to empowering students to take responsibility for their academic success and I will work with you to achieve that goal! Our door is always open.

Beth Watts

Transfer Transition Advisor

My name is Beth Watts and I am the Transfer Transition Advisor in the Office of Transfer Services. My main goal is to assist prospective transfer students to successfully navigate the transfer process by advising for general education and major requirements. I strive to provide accurate and timely customer service, providing students with the resources and tools to be successful at Appalachian State University. As a previous transfer student, I understand the challenges many nontraditional students encounter and can offer a compassionate perspective on the transfer process. It is my hope that through the combined efforts of all, transfer students will be successful not only at Appalachian but in their lives beyond.

Jim Weeks

Customer Service Specialist

My name is Jim Weeks, I am the Customer Service Representative in the Office of Transfer Services. My main responsibilities include providing customer service, general office support, answering and routing phone calls, and helping students find the resources that they will need to ensure their success at Appalachian State University. I transferred to App in 1984 and graduated in 1988 with a Bachelor's degree in Communication. My degree prepared me for career success in the fields of Human Resources, Benefits Administration, Call Center Operations Management, Customer Service, and Radio Broadcasting. I am excited to have returned as a staff member. It is an honor and a pleasure to be assisting fellow Mountaineers and I wish to welcome you to Appalachian State University!

Nate Weigl

Associate Director

My name is Nate Weigl, and I serve as an Associate Director in the Office of Transfer Services. I spent my first 8+ years at Appalachian as a faculty member in the math department. I worked closely with hundreds of transfer students in that role, and I saw firsthand the valuable work that OTS does on campus and off. I now have the pleasure of working daily with a team of professionals who are dedicated to helping transfers to Appalachian transition, integrate, and succeed. My main responsibilities within OTS involve providing oversight to the articulation unit and ensuring that our systems are running as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Before moving to Boone, I spent six years teaching math and coaching high school basketball in Maryland.

Andrea Winkler

Administrative Assistant

My name is Andrea Winkler and I am the Administrative Assistant to the Office of Transfer Services. If you find yourself walking through the door to our office, I am the first face you will see. Please know that we are here for you! Any question, big or small, we are happy to help. I may not have all the answers but I can connect you with the appropriate staff member. I know it can be confusing as a transfer student to figure out where to go and who to contact. I hope to eliminate some of that confusion for you. My primary responsibility is to assist the staff in our office and ensure all activity is running smoothly. I also answer phone calls, emails and oversee the initial contact with our office. Boone has been my home for over twelve years and I love it here! So feel free to also ask me general questions about the area. Thank you for visiting our site!