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academic administrator

Karen West, American College administrator ( education)college administrator. Member State University of New York Council University Affairs and Development, Fredonia Chamber of Commerce (vice president, board directors 1984^), Empire State College Graduate Student Association (president 1990-1991, founder, editor graduate student newspaper).

Background

West, Karen was born on June 4, 1945 in Homestead, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Elmer Howard and Margaret E. (Adelsperger) West.

Education

Associate of Arts in Humanities with honors, Jamestown Community College, 1980. Bachelor of Science, State University of New York Empire State College, 1984. Master of Arts, Empire State College, 1984.

Career

Executive director operations and public relations KND Leasing, Inc., Falconer, New York, 1975-1980. Affirmative action officer Jamestown Community College, 1981-1982, director community relations, 1980-1984. Executive assistant to president college affairs State University of New York, Fredonia, since 1984, director corporation foundation and college relations, since 1992, coordinator Presidential Search College, since 1985, interim vice president university advancement, 2003—2005, director development, since 2005, since 2005.

Interim director Fredonia College Foundation, 2004—2005.

Membership

Chairman search and screen committee Chautauqua area council Girl Scouts United States, 1984, 88. Member of Empire State College Graduate Student Association (president 1990-1991, founder, editor graduate student newspaper), State University of New York Council University Affairs and Development, Chautauqua Leadership Network (founding member 1993, president 1996, chairperson State University of New York Fredonia 175th Annual Year-Long Celebration 2001), Fredonia C. of Chamber (board directors 1984—2003, vice president).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, boating, skiing.

Connections

Married Donald L. Nelson (divorced 1979). Married James O. Herron, August 15, 1987 (divorced 1989). Children: Bradford D. Nelson, Keith L. Nelson.

Married Robert L. Gloor, June 25, 1992.

father:
Elmer Howard West

mother:
Margaret E. (Adelsperger) West

spouses:
Donald L. Nelson

James O. Herron

Robert L. Gloor

children:
Bradford D. Nelson West

Keith L. Nelson West