Director for the Center for Leadership
Educational background: I received my undergraduate degree in Biology for the College of William and Mary (Go Tribe!) and my Masters’ degree in Counseling and Personnel Services from the University of Maryland-College Park (Go Terps!). I have also taken several courses in the Leadership Studies Ph.D. program at Gonzaga University (Go Zags!).
Professional: I have had the awesome opportunity to work at great higher education institutions around the country. I started at William and Mary as an admission counselor. I then moved to the University of Maryland working in the Office of Campus Programs, specifically working with the student programming board. I also had a brief stint at Lake Forest College (IL) as the Assistant Director of Leadership and Community Involvement and, finally before coming to Elon, I worked in Residence Life at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA.
Personal: I have two amazingly wonderful sons, Sam and J.J., live in Greensboro, and am a die-hard Baltimore Oriole fan (you didn’t think that they existed, did you?!).
Why I enjoy working in the Center for Leadership: The students with whom I get the pleasure to work are remarkable. I have the world’s best job in that I get to be able to guide, coach, instruct, and teach students as they learn more about themselves and how they can work with others to make an impact on the world.
Favorite quote: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
Coordinator for the Center for Leadership
Educational Background: I received a B.A. in Psychology from Elon University. I minored in Human Services and Non-Violence Studies.
Professional: After graduating from Elon, I moved to Knoxville, TN to work as a Family Intervention Specialist at Youth Villages. Youth Villages is a non-profit organization dedicated to “helping thousands of emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully.” In August 2012, I started working at Elon as the Coordinator for the Center for Leadership. As a student, I had the opportunity to work in the Center for Leadership so coming back to work here as a professional staff is a dream come true!
Personal: I am engaged and getting married in May! I am a big sports fan; I love watching football and basketball (Peyton Manning if my favorite player). I enjoy spending time outdoors and playing with my dog Graham.
Favorite quote: -"God grant me the serenity to accept the things that I cannot change. The courage to change the things that I can. And the wisdom to know the difference....."
Educational Background: I received a B.A. in English/Journalism from Elon College. I am a native to Alamance County!
Professional: After working three years as a staff writer at Times-News, Burlington, I returned to Elon and worked in the Registrar’s Office for a short time before transferring to the Division of Student Life. I began as the Administrative Assistant for Student Activities, Student Government and Greek Life, while also serving as Phi Psi Cli Yearbook adviser over a decade. Twenty years later, I’m the Program Assistant for the Center for Leadership within Student Life.
Personal: Married over 25 years, I have two wonderful children at Elon who are members of the Class of 2013 and 2016.
Why I enjoy working in the Center for Leadership: My main passion in Leadership is to mentor my student assistants by serving as an example of positive leadership for them to follow as they learn how to assist with the office management and programming. It’s also a joy to work with great student leaders in our various programs and observe their professional development through participation – anticipating the impact that Leadership will make upon each student preparing him or her for success beyond Elon.
"Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means." ~ Albert Einstein