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J.R. Tarabocchia

Associate Vice President for Admissions Marketing

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Waller Hall, 4th Floor
University Communications


J.R. Tarabocchia, AVP for admissions marketing, leads marketing and communications efforts for enrolling new students at the university. Prior to his current role, Tarabocchia served Willamette University College of Law as the assistant dean of recruitment and student activities where he led the admissions office to a 50% enrollment increase in four years.

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.

In his spare time, Tarabocchia enjoys rowing, swimming, cooking (and eating), and spending time with his family.

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  • JD, University of New Hampshire School of Law
  • MIP, University of New Hampshire School of Law
  • BA, Rhodes College
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Marketing and Communications

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Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
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