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Thursday, August 14, 2008

New director named for Continuing & Graduate Studies

A new director has been named to the Office of Continuing and Graduate Studies at Pittsburg State University.

B.B. Stotts, who currently serves in the Office of Career Services as assistant director for employer relations, will take over the position Aug. 25. Stotts replaces Kathleen Flannery, who accepted a position with the Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center Foundation last month.

Stotts has been with the university for 13 years. Prior to her current position, her first job with PSU was as coordinator of on-campus recruitment and student registration. In each role, she has worked closely with students, helping them achieve their educational goals as well as find jobs after graduation. In her new position, she will recruit graduate students, help develop and market the graduate programs, and provide continuing education leadership.

“She has a strong background working with business and industry, which will help us strengthen our graduate degrees to meet their needs,” said Dr. Peggy Snyder, dean of Continuing and Graduate Studies. “We feel very lucky to hire someone of her caliber.”

Originally from Ft. Worth, Texas, Stotts received a bachelor of business administration degree from Texas Tech University. She earned a master of education degree in counseling and student services from the University of North Texas in Denton. In 2006, she achieved the Master Career Development Professional certification through the National Career Development Association (NCDA).

Stotts has held leadership roles and memberships with several professional organizations including the NCDA, the Kansas Association of Colleges and Employers, the Southern Association of Colleges and Employers, the National Association of Colleges and Employers, and the American Association of Employment in Education. She has also been involved in local organizations such as Leadership Crawford County, the Alliance for Technology Commercialization, and the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce, among others.

She and her husband, Jeff, live in Pittsburg with their daughters, Madison and Avery.

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