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Kris Conn

Student Success Center Manager

210 Nursing Sciences Building
University Park

Phone: 814-863-8185



  • Ph.D. candidate in Workforce Education and Development,
    Human Resource and Organization Development emphasis
  • Organization and Development Change Essentials graduate certificate
  • M.Ed. Secondary School Counseling
  • B.A. Psychology, Individual and Family Studies minor
  • Chemical Dependency undergraduate certificate


  • Direct the Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing’s Academic Advising Center operations
  • Coordinate annual Entrance to Major Reviews for Second Degree and General Nursing Programs 
  • Primary liaison for World Campus RN to BSN program,
    Undergraduate Admissions, and campus pre-licensure Nursing Programs 


  • Presentation: With Us, Not Against Us: Parents as Partners in the Advising Process
    • NACADA Pass GO! on the Way to Student Success 3/2019
    • The DUS Conference|On Innovative Academic Advising 10/2018
  • Presentation: Presentation: Conducting a Crisis Intervention: From Chaos to Capable
    • The Crisis Association of Pennsylvania 11/2005
    • County Council for Human Service Providers 5/2004                                              
  • Commission for Women Personal Safety and Sexual Assault Awareness Committee Co-chair


  • Holistic program development
  • Team-building in work settings
  • Employee engagement and satisfaction
  • Preserving empathy and compassion in burn-out work roles
  • Supporting underrepresented employees and students

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Nese College of Nursing named a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence