Massey to lead Cowley’s Endowment and
Taking over for Terri Morrow, who will retire effective Jan.1, 2008, Shannon Massey was recently named Cowley College’s Director of Endowment and Alumni.
Massey grew up in Marion, Kan. and graduated from Marion High School. She then attended two years at Hutchinson Community College before eventually earning a Business Administration degree from Wichita State University.
After graduating from WSU, she spent eight years working as a Benefit Analyst at Koch Industries in Wichita. She and her family moved to Ark City in 1998 when her husband, Lane, took a job working for the City Manager.
Massey began working at Cowley as an administrative assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs in Jan. 2000. She went on to work in Cowley’s Peaks Program for about six months before being hired as Cowley’s Workforce Development Director out at Strother Field. She spent three years in that position before starting work in Cowley’s Alumni and Development department. She was serving as the Coordinator of Alumni and Development prior to being named the Director of Endowment and Alumni.
Massey is looking forward to leading the college’s Endowment Association.
“I’m excited, it was an opportunity that I could not pass up,” Massey said. “I’m a little nervous about filling Terri’s shoes because she has done wonderful things for the college, but I’m excited that they have the faith in me to do it.”
The college’s Endowment Association has seen tremendous growth over the past two decades. Massey hopes to continue that trend.
“I would love to continue the growth of the Endowment Association and to find some new ways of keeping alumni active in the college” Massey said.
Massey and her husband, Lane, have two sons, Colton 8, and Caden 2.