PhD Candidate Is Thankful To EduGator Nation

Monique Perry (Ed.D ’13, Higher Ed.) recently was appointed Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing and Chief Public Information Officer for York Technical College.  She will oversee marketing, employee communications, presidential communications, media/public relations and the Speakers Bureau for all three YTC campuses. Perry is believed to be the first minority appointee in this position.  She previously worked at the college as a Communication/English instructor and academic adviser.

Perry wrote in an email, “I cannot forget how my UF professors and other members of Gator Nation helped lay the foundation for me to get this opportunity. Your core lessons to us about not just focusing on our academic matriculation in the program, but balancing that with building relationships, focusing on consistent job performance, and maintaining contemporary knowledge immediately set me apart from my peers, allowing me to bring value-add and knowledge that positioned me for this opportunity.

Perry is currently pursuing a PhD in Higher Education Administration at UF and is expected to graduate in 2013.  Her primary research centers on the impacts of the multi-generational workforce on higher education and its ability to attract and retain future leaders.