Shawnee State University
I have lived in Scioto County my entire life, so I am very committed to working to bring success to this region. As the Director of Career Services and Workforce Development at Shawnee State University, my office works to help our students launch their careers with resume assistance, mock interviews, job and internship searches, and many other services. Find out more at ssucareers.com.
I serve as the chief employer relations contact for the university and am working to drive programs that expand and align graduate employment and support for the regional workforce. I am also working to enhance SSU experiential learning opportunities by making resources available for employers to more easily hire undergraduates for internship and co-op positions.
Shawnee State also promotes regional entrepreneurship through the Kricker Innovation Hub at 221 Chillicothe Street. This facility, which opened in the fall of 2018, serves as a gateway to the university as part of the creation of a downtown development district. Find out more about it at ssuinnovation.com
Before coming to the university, I served as a public relations professional at the uranium enrichment plant in Piketon with more than 24 years of experience in employee communications, community/government relations, media and community relations, and crisis communications.
A graduate of Clay High School, I earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in journalism from Ohio University in Athens. I live near Rubyville with my husband, Del, and we have two sons and two grandchildren. I am a member of Rubyville Community Church where I serve as the pianist, sing in the choir and direct music for the youth group. I also sing gospel music with my family, and I do volunteer work with the Scioto County Right to Life.