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 studiesĀ from Colorado State University.