Taylor Ridenour | e-Inside | Nov. 20, 2017 | Kent State University

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Taylor Ridenour

Counselor I
One Stop for Student Services 
Kent Campus

JOB DESCRIPTION:

To provide customer service in a comprehensive student service unit that provides integrated cross-functional service in the areas of registration/enrollment, student records, student accounts, financial aid, and student financial counseling to all university constituents, including students (prospective, current, former and alumni), parents/families, staff, faculty and other campus community members.

WORKED AT KENT STATE SINCE:

March 2017

EMPLOYMENT PRIOR TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

Wright State University – Graduate Assistant 

LIKES MOST ABOUT KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

Kent State is home to me. My parents own a business downtown, I’ve grown up on the campus and I earned my bachelor’s degree from Kent State. I’m happy to be home.  

ATTRACTION TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AS AN EMPLOYER:

After earning my bachelor’s degree from Kent State, I moved on to other institutions for my master’s degree, internships, shadowing experiences, etc. Working at these different institutions, I quickly realized how student-centered Kent State truly is. Most staff and faculty who work here are passionate about and invested in this institution. 

RESIDES IN:

Tallmadge, Ohio

HOMETOWN:

Tallmadge, Ohio

EDUCATION:

Kent State University, Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies with a focus in interpersonal communication; Kent State University, certificate in disability studies and community inclusion; Wright State University, Master of Education, Student Affairs in Higher Education — career/advising concentration; Wright State University, certificate in sports management 

HOBBIES:

Traveling, running, boating, selling LuLaRoe clothing