Kathy transferred from Cayuga County Community College located in Auburn, NY to the University of Arkansas and graduated in 1983 with a degree in Spanish. In 1984 she worked in the Department of Entomology as a secretary and an accountant. After 3 ½ years in Entomology, Kathy moved to Research and Sponsored Programs as a Word Processor Operator. Her job duties have expanded greatly since that time when typing proposals, copying and submitting them to the sponsoring agency was the norm. In 1996 she was promoted to Assistant Director. Kathy is a Certified Research Administrator.
During her tenure in RSSP she was a member and Chair of the Transit & Parking Appeals Committee, a member of the Transit & Parking Task Force Committee, and a member and Chair of the Catastrophic Leave Committee. She is also a Notary Public.