Kendrah is the Director of Prior Learning Assessment for the Title III grant. Her work in higher education has surrounded nontraditional students. She herself was a nontraditional student during her undergraduate work as well as a first-generation student.
Kendrah has a Masters of Science in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Adult Postsecondary and Technical Education from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, a Masters of Science degree in Higher Education from Capella University, and a Bachelors degree in Human Service Leadership from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. She will be starting her Doctorate of Education at the University of Wisconsin Stout in Fall 2018.
Kendrah was working in healthcare for about 10 years and fully expected to study nursing but as life often does it sent a curveball. After her friend and Academic Advisor suggested advising nursing and healthcare students, a new career was born. Entering at the height of the recession, h first advising role was with nontraditional adult students who were suddenly out of work and needed re-training or a whole new career. Thus her first experience with credit for prior learning and the development of a portfolio program. Throughout her career, she has advised undergraduate and graduate students with special interest in healthcare, nursing, and non-profit. She also spent time as a grant writer focused on education and basic needs programs for the Boys and Girls Club of Oshkosh Wisconsin.
Kendrah is a CAEL, Council for Adult Experiential Learning, trained Master Assessor. She volunteers at the Minneapolis Adult Basic Education school as a teaching assistant for those working towards their GED or citizenship.
Kendrah loves history, reading, travel, and golf. She spends most of her time with her husband of 22 years, children, and Frodo her Yorkie.