Welcome to Joy Verner, Director of Student Services

Welcome to Joy Verner, Director of Student Services

We are delighted to welcome Joy Verner to the School as the new Director of Student Services.  Joy brings a wealth of experience that will be of tremendous benefit to our students.  We asked Joy to tell us a little about herself.

“I have worked on college campuses for over 15 years, in various student service roles (residence life, student activities, and college media) and most recently in higher ed compliance. Joining the SCPS team at this point in my own journey is very meaningful to me. Instead of preparing for yet another event to entertain 18-22 year old college students, I am now part of a team that works directly on the frontline to help students achieve their educational dreams, while managing jobs, family, life and classes.  

I completed my undergraduate degree in 1985 when Wham! and Madonna were topping the charts. After working in Christian ministry for five years, I entered graduate school, where I completed a master’s degree in college student personnel in 1994.  Six years later, my wife and I started a family that grew beyond our wildest dreams. Over the past 17 years, we have driven what seems like millions of miles in a minivan while vacationing with our four children (“from California to the New York island, from the Redwood Forest to the gulf stream waters”), kids who are always full of noise but never full enough when it comes to snacks!

As my family and I begin this new chapter at Elizabethtown College, I look forward to dedicating my work toward the college’s mission of providing ‘a transformative educational experience that cultivates personal strengths and develops a passion for lifelong learning and purposeful work.’ “

Email Joy at Vernerj@etown.edu to say welcome to our SCPS family!