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Interim assistant director gets permanent post

March 18, 2002

A Nashville native has been named assistant director of the Office of Housing and Residence Life at Austin Peay State University.

Kenneth Maddox received a bachelor of science degree in health and human performance from APSU in December 1996, his teaching licensure in 1998 and a master's degree in curriculum and instruction from APSU in 2001.

Currently, he is pursuing an education specialist (Ed.S.) degree in administration and supervision at APSU.

Maddox came to housing and residence life in 1993 as a resident assistant. He worked as residence hall director for four years before leaving to teach fifth grade at Burt Elementary School.

He returned to housing and residence life in July 1999 to serve as housing specialist. He was named interim assistant director in July 2001.

As assistant director, Maddox is responsible for ensuring the 1,100 students who live on campus receive adequate service by encouraging student involvement through educational and social programming, informing them of meal plan options and changes in policies. He also conducts quality-of-life surveys, advises the staff in 10 residence halls/apartments and supervises seven residence hall directors and one housing specialist.

"My goal is to learn more continually and to transfer this to other employees in the office. I want to help them become better leaders, and this job allows me to do that," said Maddox.

"I hope to provide a good service for students by motivating them. It's an exciting time at APSU, and I don't want students to miss the opportunity to enjoy it."