Penn State Hazleton names student activities coordinator

Kristen Corcoran has been appointed student activities coordinator at Penn State Hazleton, announced campus Chancellor Gary M. Lawler.

As student activities coordinator, she is responsible for the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of student-focused engagement initiatives and services.

"Penn State Hazleton has many student organizations and activities that require coordination with staff. We are confident Kristen will work well with our students and leaders to continue the high-quality programming at our campus. The Penn State Hazleton experience offers plenty of co-curricular skills that Kristen will help develop," said Chancellor Gary Lawler.

Director of Student Services and Engagement Tracy Garnick said, "Relationships with students are an important part of this position, and Kristen has demonstrated through her previous roles that she is adept at developing and maintaining relationships. We welcome her to Penn State Hazleton and look forward to the initiatives she will bring to our campus."

Corcoran's primary areas of responsibility include student programming and leadership development. She will work closely with students, student groups and organizations on campus and will plan and oversee many of the special events for students at Penn State Hazleton. She will develop programs that foster community service and leadership development while assisting with other campus-wide programming efforts. Corcoran will also create and present trainings, workshops and informational programs for students and student organizations.

She serves as adviser to the campus programming board and THON organizations and co-adviser to the Student Government Association and provides leadership guidance for student initiatives.

Corcoran is experienced in developing and maintaining relationships with students, parents, staff and faculty from her previous roles with several universities. Most recently, she served as assistant director with Capstone On-Campus Management. Her previous positions included the roles of graduate admissions counselor and financial aid/scholarship coordinator at Drexel University, residence director at Syracuse University and graduate residence director at Ohio University. She has taught classes at universities on residence life and made several presentations at conferences.

Corcoran holds a master of education degree in College Student Personnel from Ohio University and a bachelor of science degree in Psychology from Drexel University.