Director of Student Activities
“We strive to have an open door policy in the office, and to put ourselves in the shoes of our students in every action we do.”
For nearly 20 years, Andrew Sulgit has worked in a number of campus positions, and each one has been centered on the students of CU. From organizing student activities to helping organizations on campus, Andrew says the goal is to make sure your time at Concord is memorable. On campus, you can find a number of Greek organizations, free classes like Salsa dancing, and live musical performances, just to name a few. There is something for every student to get involved in at Concord University.
Instructor of Theater and Communication Arts
Karen Vuranch brings decades of theater experience and extensive knowledge to Concord University. Vuranch has performed shows in every county in West Virginia, in 35 states and three foreign countries. She completed five performance tours of England and Wales, and toured China with 35 other storytellers. In 1982, she moved from Ohio to West Virginia to work for the Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia as a storyteller. Here, she met her husband and together, the couple eventually founded their own theater company, WV Enterprises. Vuranch has written many performance pieces, including Coal Camp Memories, a play she wrote based on oral histories she collected. She also has 12 living history characters – remarkable women in history – that she researched and performs. “Teaching is a culmination of my years of work,” Vuranch says. “I have had years of being on stage and accolades. Now, I am ready to share what I know and to see my students flourish.”
Carolyn Worley '17
Administrative Assistant to the Student Center Director
Students at CU go to Carolyn Worley for help with their student ID, when they want to join or start an organization on campus, if they need to hang a poster or flyer, or even if they just need a listening ear. Carolyn says she wants to make a student’s college experience the best years of their lives. Carolyn has worked on campus since 2004, and in her time here as an employee of several different departments and as a student, she has gained valuable knowledge of the university that makes her an important resource for students. “Each position has allowed me to develop a new set of skills,” Carolyn says. “I enjoy learning and pushing to be the best version of myself.” In 2017, she graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Concord and this year, she will graduate with her Masters of Health Promotion.