Shawn believes in giving back and in being of service to others. In her current role, she has the opportunity to do both for an institution she loves. It is her privilege and honor to be able to work for the institution that was so important to her in her formative years. Shawn has a B.A. and a M.A. from Kent State University, where she also participated in a certificate program in the College of Business at Kent State (M.B.A. certificate program) as well as a state and federal licensure program at The Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University (The Core of Knowledge in Nursing Home Administration).
Shawn Gordon has worked in healthcare administration for most of her career. Shawn ran a $13M long term care facility in Stark County and managed 235 employees, although she has held other positions in healthcare management across the healthcare spectrum. She joined her alma mater, Kent State University, in 2008, which was a transition to doing something that she loves and is passionate about. She loves what she does because she is able to help improve the lives of students every day. The greatest satisfaction she receives every day is the knowledge that through her efforts a student has the funds that he or she needs to stay in college and continue to work toward the fulfillment of their dreams.