Business and Public Management Center
50 Sharpless Street
West Chester, PA 19383
Name: Kathy Koval
Position: Assistant Dean, Director of Business and Public Management Programs
Name: Cindy Cheyney
Position: Assistant Dean
Name: Laurie Christie
Position: Administrative Assistant to the Dean
Name: Danah Allen
Position: Communications and Impact Coordinator
Name: Julie Ferris
Position: Administrative Assistant
Why did you choose WCU and/or CBPM?
"I have a lot of family that's from West Chester and the surrounding area, so I was really passionate about being in this town. As far as CBPM goes, I always knew I wanted to do something in business and I saw what a great program this is. I really fell in love with the process of getting a new building and with the faculty, staff, and everyone here."
What professor has had the biggest impact on your time at WCU and why?
"I would say Dr. Kyle Kelly in the Economics and Finance Department inspired me to pick up a minor in economics. What I was learning in his class was interesting to me, and he had such a nice way of conveying his message. So, he definitely has influenced me the most."
What is your favorite thing about WCU and/or CBPM?
"I love the town of West Chester. I like to go out with my friends around town to get lunch or just walk around. And for CBPM, I'm so excited to see what the new building will hold and all the possibilities that we'll have."
What groups/organizations are you involved with on campus?
"I'm in the Student Government Association (SGA). I'm actually the CBPM senator. I'm also in the Golden Ram Society, and I spent some time with the University Ambassadors as well."
What do you plan to do after graduation?
"My ultimate goal is to open my own bridal salon selling wedding gowns. I'm really passionate about managing some sort of retail store, so I think that's something I'd be interested in doing."
What would you tell students considering CBPM?
"I would definitely encourage them to come here. Not only is it affordable, but for the price, you have so many options and opportunities here. I can't imagine being at school anywhere else. I don't have a bad thing to say about the university."
Where is your favorite place to eat on campus?
"I like Starbucks. When my friends and I go to the library, we always have to stop there. Studying with Starbucks is a great combination!"