By Ann Moschorak
Dr. Kelley R. Kenney, professor of counseling and student affairs at KU, has received the honor of the Pennsylvania College Personnel Association (PCPA) 2014 Ronald Lunardini Mentoring Award. She was nominated on account of her experience as a mentor for graduate students and new professionals in the field of student affairs. Current students and program alumni submitted the nomination letters.
An active member of the American College Personnel Association, its Commission for Professional Preparation and its state organization – the PCPA, Dr. Kenney currently serves on the executive board of the PCPA as the graduate faculty liaison.
She was appointed to the Professional Standards Division of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) this spring. She represents the Professional Standards Division for NASPA’s Region II, which includes seven states, including Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Afghanistan, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Italy and Turkey.
Dr. Kenney has served on the KU faculty for 30 years, as of Nov. 26. She serves in the Student Affairs in Higher Education program, and holds many years of experience within the counseling profession. With her time thus far at the university, she has done a great deal to benefit the students, fellow faculty and the community as a whole.
Dr. Kenney has put KU on the map nationally and internationally in both the counseling and student affairs professions. Through her proficient involvements, the various additional awards that she has received, presentations, training workshops, publications and perpetual leadership, Dr. Kenney has accomplished a great deal in helping KU to grow and advance over the years.
Throughout the thirty years of her services and care the university has become known for what it is today.