Jodi Allen of Campbellsville has been named dean of student services at Campbellsville University, according to Dr. Michael V. Carter, president.
As dean of student services, she will help create openness to students that will enhance positive interaction and communication; evaluate needs of students and provide services that will enhance their personal growth and development; express care and concern for the students in all situations; and strive to share the love of Jesus Christ with each student.
Among her other duties, she will coordinate new student orientation sessions and be an advisor to the Student Government Association cabinet in planning and conducting activities on campus, especially Homecoming, Valentine Pageant, concerts, etc.
Dave Walters, vice president for admissions and student services, under whom Allen will work, said, "I am extremely excited that Mrs. Allen will be leading our student services area. She not only brings experience and the necessary credentials, she also brings a deep love and commitment to student development.
"Mrs. Allen embodies the character and integrity that will provide our students with a role model for servant leadership. She also exemplifies a strong Christian commitment that is visible not only on our campus, but throughout our community. This is a great step for Campbellsville University."
Allen has served as director of counseling services since July 2007. From 2003 to 2007, she served as director of introductory studies at CU.
She holds licenses as a professional counselor and marriage and family therapist.
Allen is a 1993 graduate of Lafayette High School in Lexington and a 1997 graduate of the University of Kentucky. She received her master of education in counseling in 1999 from Lindsey Wilson College where she was named "Graduate Student of the Year."
After completing her master's degree, she worked as a school counselor for the St. Augustine/St. Dominic Schools, in Lebanon and Springfield, respectively, until 2003.
She has served on the executive board of the Kentucky Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and is a member of that board along with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
She has had articles published including "What Couples Say Works in Domestic Violence Therapy" in Qualitative Report in September 2001.
Allen is the daughter of John and Gloria Morris of Lexington, Ky. She and her husband, Ryan, have a daughter, Catherine Paige, who was born in February 2003.
Allen can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master's degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.