Peggy Whaley has been hired as the coordinator of academic transitions, advising, and advising center communications for the Center for Academic Advising at Murray State.
In this role Whaley will lead efforts to coordinate and deliver the new student orientation courses for first-year students and will advise students who are undeclared and conditionally admitted to Murray State University. She will also manage the website for the Center for Academic Advising.
Whaley came to Murray State with academic degrees from Colorado State University where she also taught introductory education courses and advised students in the school of education. While at Colorado State, Whaley’s academic advising efforts were recognized by students and colleagues when she was awarded the College of Applied Human Sciences Outstanding Advisor Award.
Most recently she served as the director of information services for the Gilbert Community School District in Iowa. Her role there allowed her to implement a district-wide electronic grade book and student registration system as well as serve on committees to promote and support the technology usage in classrooms.
Whaley has published scholarly articles, won a number of grants, and presented at national conferences on her collaborative work with admission and retention efforts. She has served in university and state organizations and assisted in the national accreditation of academic programs.
Whaley enjoys all aspects of advising and especially enjoys supporting students as they explore and select a major or area that fits their interests and passions. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and exploring the state of Kentucky.