Ara Sprouse joins DELO as the Dual Credit Program Specialist. Her primary responsibilities will be student registration and communication processes. Ara holds a B.S. in Marketing (WKU, ’06). She brings 13 years of professional experience to the position including eight years at WKU in administration. Dewayne Neeley, Program Manager, and Brittney Jones, Program Coordinator, are thrilled to have Ara on board as they work to meet the needs of a growing number of students taking an expanding menu of course options with WKU Dual Credit.
Sharon Leone began her position in Academic Outreach as a Student Support Specialist in December. Sharon will be working with students in Cohort Programs, Summer Sessions and Winter Term. She replaces Adam Davis who left for a promotion opportunity at the University of Arkansas. Sharon graduated Summa Cum Laude from WKU in 2014 with a B.A. in Sociology. Her professional experience includes work with the Governor’s Scholars Program and Japan Exchange and Teaching Program.
Beth Dillon started in mid-January as the Academic Outreach Office Associate. She replaces Suzanne Thomas who accepted a new position in KRS supporting the Graduate Cohort Programs in Recreation & Sport Administration. Beth earned her B.A.in Organizational Communications and a minor in Business Administration from Cedarville College in Ohio. Prior to this position, she served in DELO’s Continuing and Professional Development unit as a part-time employee.
This is an exciting time in Academic Outreach with a number of new projects in development. With these new team members, we are looking forward to increasing our level of service and support to students and academic units at WKU.