Faculty and Staff

Staff Spotlight – Sydney Smith

Country music fan Sydney Smith was thrilled when her favorite local radio station, WBKR 92.5 – The Country Station, featured an article about her May 4 social media post. Sydney had suggested to President Thomas Mitzel that the College celebrate Star Wars with a clever nod to “May the Fourth Be with You” featuring him…

Kentucky Wesleyan awarded grant by NCAA

Ethnic Minorities and Women’s Internship Grant funds position Kentucky Wesleyan College was awarded an Ethnic Minorities and Women’s Internship Grant by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II in April 2021. The grants are designed to enhance ethnic minority and gender representation in intercollegiate athletics administration and assistant coaching positions. For example, ethnic minority…

Meet Our Faculty – Chelsea Dowell

Education“I am a graduate of Wofford College where I studied business economics, mathematics and authentic southern hospitality. I earned my master’s degree in economics at the University of Kentucky, where I discovered an unexpected passion for teaching college students and earned the Nomination for the Most Inspirational Woman of Gatton Award. I have since published research papers…

Kentucky Wesleyan Baccalaureate and Commencement April 23 and 24

Kentucky Wesleyan College’s 153rd annual Commencement will take place Saturday, April 24, at 10 a.m. President Emeritus Barton D. Darrell ’84 will address the 163 members of the Class of 2021 and members of the Class of 2020 who will return to campus to take part in this year’s ceremony. The 2020 Commencement was virtual…

Kentucky Wesleyan Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics Rob Mallory announces departure

Mark Shook Named Interim Athletic Director effective June 1 Kentucky Wesleyan College Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics Rob Mallory has announced his departure to serve as director of athletics at Missouri Southern State University. Mallory will conclude his time with the Panther athletic program on June 1. Mark Shook, senior associate athletic director for internal…

KWC Welcomes Andrea Denise Bolden, Coordinator of Equity and Inclusion

Andrea Denise Bolden joined the Kentucky Wesleyan College campus community as the new coordinator of equity and inclusion in January 2021. In this role, she works with the Student Affairs team and oversees and facilitate programming and processes related to diversity, inclusion and discrimination in order to help all Wesleyan community members feel a sense…

Get to know 2019-20 Staff Member of the Year, Lori Etheridge

Describe your responsibilities?I oversee the Residential Life and Housing Programs. I also serve as the direct contact for our Campus Security partners, organize and coordinate residential meal plans and residential card access. In Student Life, we do a little bit of everything! Additionally, I have enjoyed teaching KW101 and serving as an academic advisor to…

Meet Our Faculty – Dr. Patrick Stuckemeyer

Why you chose to work at Wesleyan:I really enjoy the small liberal-arts college setting, getting to work with students locally who enjoy the small-class atmosphere that we offer at KWC. Anything you would like to share about your goals for the program: My goal is to provide the very best experience and instruction for music…

Josh Baldwin ’05 – Online Enrollment Counselor

When Josh Baldwin returned to KWC as a member of the Admissions team in November 2019, he was flooded with memories of his experiences as a student. “I saw familiar faces and enjoyed catching up with folks,” he remembers. “My office is where Classroom 101 used to be and my desk is just about where…