Ms. Vonetta Rector

Division of Student Affairs

West Chester University

Dr. Matthew Bricketto
238 Sykes Student Union
West Chester, PA 19383

Ms. Vonetta Rector, '98

After receiving her B.S. in political science in 1998 from WCU, Vonnie went on to complete her M.A. in educational leadership and policy studies with a concentration in higher education and student development from Virginia Tech. While there, Vonnie served as a recruitment coordinator for graduate studies and program coordinator for academic enrichment.

Upon graduation, Vonnie started her career as a coordinator for commuter services at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore, then went on to work as the assistant director of admissions at Towson University. Following Towson, she served first as the director of enrollment programs at Bowie State and then as a functional analyst/consultant with PeopleSoft. Vonnie is currently the lead consultant of the PeopleSoft team at Signature Consultants, LLC. Her client is IBM-GoArmyED which serves to create a central educational student record for army veterans.

As a WCU student, Vonnie joined Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and served as the president for two years. She also was a member of Sanderson RHA, the Black Greek Council and the Black Student Union. She was a peer mentor for the Office of Multicultural Affairs and a university ambassador. Vonnie was also recognized in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges and was part of the honors program.

Vonnie continues to give back to her community through her involvement in her sorority, as a member of the national Association of Female Executives, and as a Hoops for Dreams scholarship fund mentor. She has also served on the board of directors of SOS Youth, Inc., the Coalition of Financial Educators of America, and the WCU Black Alumni Caucus. She has received many awards for her work and service including Outstanding Service and Leadership Award at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore and the Resolution of High Recognition from the PA Legislative Black Caucus. Vonnie makes her home in Greenbelt, Maryland and continues to stay in close touch with many of her classmates from WCU.