The WKU Division of Extended Learning & Outreach (DELO) has hired Crissy Priddy to assume the Cohort Programs Coordinator position. Priddy is the former assistant director of graduate admissions and began her new position in February.
Priddy will work closely with WKU faculty, staff and departments to expand current programs and develop new programs and partnerships. She will also work with the Academic Outreach Specialist Adam Davis to help students register for courses and transition smoothly through their degree programs.
“This position appealed to me to several reasons, but I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to work so closely with specific programs,” Priddy said. “Through graduate admissions, I worked with a large variety of programs on a more ‘big picture’ scale. As Coordinator of Cohort Programs, I will be able to work more closely with a smaller number of programs, allowing me to provide the personal attention that WKU is known for.”
Priddy said that she is committed to maintaining the high level of service that Cohort Program partners are accustomed to.
“Cohorts Programs has an excellent reputation,” Priddy said, “and I am excited about the opportunity to expand awareness of our services and share opportunities with new partners.”
Priddy said that the most exciting part of this new opportunity is the ability to impact others. “I am excited about the outstanding degree programs we offer — programs that make it possible for students to achieve their goals and even change their lives,” she said.
Priddy said she is impressed by the number of programs offered that make it more convenient for students to succeed: the master of social work which takes courses to students in Paducah and Elizabethtown; the LPN to ASN nursing program which addresses a significant need for healthcare professionals; the Plus 2 BS in managements program; and the MPA program for students from the United Arab Emirates.
“This partnership with ESLI at WKU and our MPA program is a testament to our international reach,” she said. “This program gives students a unique hands-on experience that they won’t get anywhere else. I’m excited about what our partnerships are doing for WKU students on and off campus.”
For information on WKU Cohort Programs, visit wku.edu/cohort or contact Crissy Priddy at (270) 745-2446.
WKU Cohort Programs partners with campus departments to create quality college credit programs regardless of institutional boundaries. Programs are designed for a specific number of students (or cohort) that moves through the program coursework together.
Contact: Laura Ricke, (270) 745-2841