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Volume 4 • Number 14
March 24, 2003
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Wheeler Named Senior Director

Rhonda Wheeler of Lawrenceburg has been named senior director of extended campus programs and student support services in the Division of Continuing Education & Outreach at EKU.

She will be responsible for providing administrative oversight to EKU's extended campus centers in Corbin, Danville and Manchester, and the university's other offcampus instructional sites.

"As a former extended campus center director, Rhonda Wheeler understands the special needs of non-traditional learners," said Rich Boyle, assistant to the CE&O dean. "Her steadfast commitment to students of all ages will help ensure that our extended campus programs are of the highest quality and continue to meet the educational needs of those who live in our service region, and beyond."

Previously, Wheeler has served as program outreach coordinator at EKU's Danville Center, representing the university's extended campuses on a variety of university committees. From 1997 to 2002, she served as area director of EKU's Tri-County Center at Corbin, EKU's largest, with over 1,000 students enrolled each semester.

"I am pleased to have this new opportunity to serve EKU," Wheeler said, "and I look forward to helping identify additional needs for our academic programs and services, and then working with the university's academic leadership to meet these needs."

Prior to joining EKU, she was assistant director of continuing education at Macon (Ga.) College, a grant writer in North Carolina and Kentucky, and a research associate for the Council of State Governments in Lexington.

Wheeler holds a master's degree in public administration and a bachelor's degree in management, both from Georgia College.