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Meet the DSCE Staff

Zarana Adial


Zarana Adial

Director of Student Community Ethics

Zarana Adial was born in India and moved to Benson, NC when she was 12 years old and grew up there. She did her undergraduate studies at University of Mount Olive in Biology and pursued a Master's Degree in Counseling / Student Affairs from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. After graduating, she served as an Area Coordinator at Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL for one year and then as an Assistant Director of Residence Life and Community Standards for two years. She joined the Department of Student Community Ethics as Associate Director in October 2020, and transitioned to the role of Director in February 2022.




Associate Director of Student Community Ethics




Zachary Williams

Assistant Director of Student Community Ethics

Zachary Williams earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology and Master of Education in Professional Counseling concentrating in College Student Affairs from the University of West Georgia. He has been at Western Carolina University since 2014 when he started work as a Resident Director for the Department of Residential Living. In 2017, he transitioned into his role as the Pre-Professional Advisor in the Advising Center where he was serving when he took over the role of Interim Assistant Director of Student Conduct in October 2021. In March 2022, he became DSCE's permanent Assistant Director. In his spare time Zachary enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with his wife while occasionally dabbling in leathercraft, woodworking, and silversmithing.

Katie Sorel


Katie Sorel

Administrative Support Specialist

Katie Sorel worked as a paralegal before joining the Department of Campus Activities at WCU in April 2020. In October 2021, she transitioned to the Department of Student Community Ethics. When she isn't helping the students of Western navigate the conduct process, Katie enjoys knitting, yoga, and writing.

Antonio Oakley


Antonio Oakley

Graduate Assistant

Antonio earned his Bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems from Western Carolina University. While back at WCU, Antonio is pursuing his Master's of Education, and is extremely excited to be working with the Department of Student Community Ethics. Antonio enjoys listening to music, working out, drawing, and listening to podcasts.


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