President Kendra S. Boggess, Ph.D
Dr. Boggess was appointed Concord University’s 12th President by the Board of Governors on April 22, 2014. She has served as Interim President since July 2013. Dr. Boggess brings nearly three decades of serving Concord in academics and administration to the presidency. Throughout her career, she has served on numerous national, state, institutional and divisional committees and has been recognized for her leadership. She is an active and respected member of the local business and civic community.
Since joining Concord’s faculty in 1984, Dr. Boggess’ academic experience has consisted of teaching various undergraduate business courses in Concord’s Division of Business, primarily in business communications and software applications. Her prior administrative experience resulted from service as the Division’s chair from 1996 - 2009, and from more than 25 years’ work in the private sector. She gained additional administrative experience when elected Concord’s faculty president in both 2008 and 2009.Dr. Boggess served as an associate dean at Concord from 2009 - 2011. She was appointed the University’s interim vice president and academic dean in August 2011.
Dr. Boggess holds a Ph.D. in Business Education with a cognate in Business Management from Virginia Tech University. Her dissertation topic was “Ethical Issues in Business Communication: A Comparative Study of the Perceptions of Japanese and US Students. Her research interests are in culture’s impact upon business ethics and strategies of effective business communication. While at VT, she served as a Graduate Research Assistant with responsibilities for the collaborative writing of V-TECs catalogs and curriculum guides. She has served as a reviewer for the Career & Technical Research Association journal for several years. Dr. Boggess earned a Master’s of Science degree in Vocational Technical Education from Virginia Tech (VT), and a B.S. degree in Business Education from the University of Florida in Gainesville. In addition, she also has an Associate of Arts degree from St. Petersburg Junior College in Florida.
Dr. Boggess is active in the local business community and is a Charter Member of the Board of Directors of the Charles Mathena III Foundation serving the Chuck Mathena III Performing Arts Center in Mercer County, WV.
She makes her home in Princeton, WV. Together with her late husband, Ted, she has 3 sons and daughters-in-law, and 6 grandchildren.