Growing up across the US, Karen calls Mount Airy, NC, home. Working as a personnel manager for a textile manufacturer and 13 years with Southwestern Virginia Training Center as executive secretary and administrative assistant has allowed her to become an exceptional and versatile leader within a competitive field. Throughout her years, Karen has given back to the community by volunteering for Girl Scouts of America, Special Olympics, 4-H, and proctor and mentoring students in Surry County Schools. Karen joined the team in August 2017. Wake Forest University has empowered her to combine her passion for health, nutrition, and fitness, as well as leadership to create a positive, inclusive and diverse atmosphere for students, guests, faculty, and staff. Karen enjoys the university’s support for continuing education, diversity, and inclusion and its ability to attract and recruit students from all over the world.
A.S. Business Management and Applied Science – Wytheville Community College