Gannon University Names New Student Development and Engagement Officer
Posted: July 15, 2014
Gannon University has announced the
appointment of Connie Kercher as the University's assistant vice
president, student development and engagement.
In this newly created position,
Kercher will provide leadership for innovative programming,
policies and practices that encourage wellness, leadership and
participation in the area of recreation.
She will also oversee the director
of campus recreation as the University this fall opens a new
Recreation and Wellness Center, a project that will transform an
entire city block. Kercher will work collaboratively with
University stakeholders to ensure that opportunities for
leadership, wellness and recreation, in the classroom and out of
the classroom, are seamless.
Kercher comes to Gannon from the
Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter of Meeting Professionals International, a
membership organization for corporate, association and independent
meeting planners, where she was education manager.
She previously served in multiple
capacities at Texas A&M University-Commerce, including director
of the Leadership Engagement and Development (L.E.A.D.) program,
leadership and student organizations coordinator and a member of
adjunct faculty in the university's Regent Scholars Program.
She is a member of the Texas
Association of College and University Personnel Administrators,
Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, the National
Association for Campus Activities and the National Intramural
Recreational Sports Association.
Kercher received her Master of
Science degree in higher education administration from Texas
A&M University-Commerce and her Bachelor of Arts degree in
speech communication and rhetorical studies from Colorado