From left: WKU President Timothy C. Caboni; Learn and Earn Advisory Board Chair Dr. Jim Flynn; Christina Dawson, SOKY Jobs; and Leslie Witty and Dr. Sally Ray, WKU.
The inaugural meeting of the WKU Learn and Earn Advisory Board was held Nov. 9 at the offices of Learn and Earn Business Partner SOKY Jobs. Prior to the meeting, a “Meet and Greet” reception took place with WKU President Timothy C. Caboni in attendance.
Board members include:
Also in attendance were Dr. Sally Ray, Lauren Swayne, Judy Wimpee and Leslie Witty, all from WKU, as well as meeting host Christina Dawson of SOKY Jobs.
The board members were given the charge “to provide informed guidance and to serve as advocates for WKU Learn and Earn Scholarship Program.”
After a brief overview of the program by Project Manager Leslie Witty, she then identified new initiatives within the program such as “Coach on Call,” “WKU Learn and Earn qWik Connect,” “#wkuworks” social media campaign with WKU Alumni and various collaborations with other departments at the university. In addition, Witty discussed successes within the program and also identified challenges.
Led by Board Chair Dr. Jim Flynn, The WKU Learn and Earn Advisory Board elected to begin holding quarterly meetings, allowing active WKU Learn and Earn Business Partners and/or Advisory Board Members to serve as meeting hosts. This process will allow the board to better understand the students’ workplaces as well as to provide the opportunity for businesses to showcase their facilities and/or services.
The next meeting will be held on March 13.
Contact: Leslie Witty, (270) 745-3454