Dana* (Colecchi) Whittlesey
Community Engaged Learning in University College
WORKED AT KENT STATE SINCE:
I support our director, associate director, program coordinators, GAs, and student employees in achieving department goals through student functions and activities. I coordinate daily business functions and tasks, and assist with programs/projects. I am a member of the University College Events Committee and also serve as receptionist for visitors to our department.
EMPLOYMENT PRIOR TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:
At NEOMED: I was a Program Assistant for student affairs, Senior Generalist in Human Resources and Program Coordinator in Center for Student Wellness for 9 years prior to joining KSU. Before NEOMED, I spent 17 years at the former Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna. The first few years was as a registration and scheduling clerk, nursing unit secretary, and ending my career there in Human Resources. I also have experience in manufacturing, banking, and insurance.
LIKES MOST ABOUT KENT STATE:
The energy that the students and employees exude. There are a lot of 'fun' things that seem to always be happening on campus. And I enjoy my co-workers and colleagues in University College. They have all made me feel very welcome; I do not feel 'new' here.
ATTRACTION TO KENT STATE AS AN EMPLOYER:
I enjoy so much that higher education offers students, faculty and staff. Everything they offer the employees by way of compensation and benefits. Plus the atmosphere of a larger university was very appealing to me. I am a native of this area and very familiar with KSU. Have always wanted to be part of the Flash family; had heard so many good things from friends and family who already work here.
Portage County, Ohio
Bachelor of Science in Business Management with an HR specialization from Indiana Wesleyan University
I enjoy being with family and friends at gatherings and events. I enjoy watching baseball or football on TV or attending in person; but I have no vested interest; I just like to watch the sport. I enjoy riding my bike on the local hike and bike trails and exploring the area for new trails. I enjoy travelling when opportunities to do so arise. I love being around and meeting new people and learning about their history. I also like to cook or bake when I have time.