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President Kendra S. Boggess, Ph.D


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.

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Beasley, Sarah
Sarah Beasley
Vice President of Student Affairs & Dean of Students
304-384-6035
sbeasley@concord.edu
Becker, Charles
Charles Becker
VP for Business & Finance
304-384-5190
Besenyei, Alicia
Alicia Besenyei
Vice President of Advancement
304-384-6313
Boggess, Kendra
Kendra Boggess
President
304-384-5224
Dillon, Richard (Rick)
Richard (Rick) Dillon
Vice President of Administration & Associate Dean of Students
304-384-5377
Elliott, Chuck
Chuck Elliott
VP for Information Technology & Chief Information Officer/Adjunct Instructor-Business General
304-384-5334
Fitzpatrick, Daniel (Dan)
Daniel (Dan) Fitzpatrick
Vice President of Operations and COO
304-384-5276
Garrett, Kevin
Kevin Garrett
Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach
304-384-5340
Viscusi, Peter
Peter Viscusi
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
304-384-5243
Williams, Susan
Susan Williams
Director, Beckley Campus, and Professor of Marketing
304-384-5247

Mrs. Lora Woolwine
Mrs. Lora Woolwine

Executive Assistant to the President and
Board of Governors Liaison

lwoolwine@concord.edu
1-304-384-5224

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Mrs. Lindsey Byars
Executive Assistant to the President and
Communications Liaison

lbyars@concord.edu
1-304-384-5223