Administration and Operations Director
University Communications and Marketing
I oversee and facilitate the administrative and business operations of University Communications and Marketing, including finance, budget, facilities and human resources activities.
WORKED AT KENT STATE SINCE:
EMPLOYMENT PRIOR TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:
I spent the last three years at Ohio University in the Budget Office, providing oversight for the finance and administration operations. Prior to that, I worked as director of finance and administration for multiple nonprofits. Too many years ago to admit, I started a small business in Kent and also worked for AMETEK at one time.
LIKES MOST ABOUT KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:
There is an energy and excitement here that transcends anything I experienced before we left this area eight years ago! It makes coming to work each day an adventure. I’m also really enjoying the folks with whom I work.
ATTRACTION TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AS AN EMPLOYER:
The city of Kent feels like home to me, as I spent a lot of my childhood and early career here. Kent State was attractive because I liked my time in higher education and I liked what I saw when I began looking at Kent State again.
Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
Bachelor’s in business from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania; master’s degree in business from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio
Theatre, reading, writing, movies, cooking/baking, graphic design, spending time with family