Skip to main content
Skip to main content

Media Relations

Second candidate concludes executive director search


Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 9:06 pm
Amira Ahmetovic

The second finalist for the open position of Executive Director of Health Services, Vicky Rosa, took part in the second of two open forums at the Mass Media and Technology Hall Auditorium Wednesday morning.

Joe Harbaugh, captain of professional standards for WKU police and head of the search committee, said one of the two candidates will be hired within the next couple of weeks.

Now that the two open forums are complete, Harbaugh said the committee will meet next to discuss the candidates and submit their thoughts to Ann Mead, vice president for Finance and Administration, before any decision is made.

Rosa, a registered nurse with a Master's degree in Health Administration from College of St. Francis, spoke briefly about her experience in the field and took questions from an audience of 30 WKU faculty and staff members.

With more than 12 years of experience in higher education, Rosa is currently the director of Butler University's Health Services in Indianapolis, where she began in 1998.

During her time at Butler, Rosa expanded services to students, created an HPV awareness program, implemented electronic health records and created a Women's and Men's Health Clinic, which was paid for by the student government association and the university.

Faculty and staff in attendance asked Rosa about her strengths and ideas, her interests, and what attracted her to apply for the position at WKU.

Rosa said she applied for the job because WKU's campus is larger than Butler's and has many things to offer.

"I'm constantly looking for things to do," she said. "The job just sounded right."

As for her strengths and ideas, Rosa said an open-door policy is most important in order to maintain communication with the staff and students. She also added that collaboration with people in other areas on campus is key.

Rosa said she likes the faculty, staff and student interaction at WKU and if she is hired, she plans on talking to the staff and observing what their needs are, because "there's always room for growth."

The first candidate, Tom Jevas, took part in a similar forum Tuesday morning.

Related Stories
First candidate for Health Services director position visits campus

All News  Now Viewing Category: All
Glasgow News
School of Journalism & Broadcasting
WKU Regional Campuses
Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport
Housing & Residence Life
Media Relations
Academic Affairs
Augenstein Alumni Center
Instruments of American Excellence
Emergency Preparedness
Department of Music
Department of Theatre & Dance
Library News
Office of Sustainability
Office of International Programs
Office of Research
Ogden News
WKU Parent and Family Weekend
Parent's Association
Student Activities and Organizations
Scholarships Student Financial Assistance
Student Government Association News
Van Meter Auditorium
Teaching News
Study Abroad
Student Research Council
Student Employment
WKU Joint Admissions
International Student Office
Human Resources News
Cultural Enhancement Series
The Confucius Institute
Campus Activities Board
The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky
Development and Alumni Relations
Downing Student Union
Health Services
Hardin Planetarium
News from The Center for Gifted Studies
Student Financial Assistance
Downing Museum
Etown & Fort Knox
Employee Wellness
Latest Headlines
Broadway Ave Lane Closure

March 29th – 30th

WKU, Aramark agree on 20-year contract for dining, catering services

Improved dining options, catering choices and new and renovated facilities are hallmarks of a 20-year contract with Aramark for dining and catering services at WKU.

WKU Department of Public Health Student, Laura Allen, awarded Fulbright Fellowship

Western Kentucky University (WKU) Department of Public Health student, Laura Allen, was awarded a Fulbright fellowship for the 2017-2018 school year.

Featured Articles

Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
download excel.

Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
download word.

Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
download powerpoint.

Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
download quicktime.

 Last Modified 9/24/14