Audrey Burkett has been appointed assistant dean of students at Davis & Elkins College, a position which builds on her professional experience in the Office of Student Life.
In her new role, Burkett will work directly with Dean of Students Kate Garlick to enhance the learning environment through student involvement in co-curricular and extra-curricular programming and leadership development. Burkett will be responsible for managing and promoting a comprehensive residence life program as well as serving as a point person on diverse incidents involving student behaviors and issues of concern. She will be responsible for the student discipline process and maintain oversight of residential housing assignments.
“Audrey Burkett is an asset to Davis & Elkins College,” Garlick said. “Her expansive knowledge of and passion for campus and residence life brings valuable insight to the student experience. With her new role, she has a tremendous opportunity to advance the College’s mission to prepare and inspire students for success and thoughtful engagement in the world.”
Burkett joined the D&E staff in 2018 as a resident director and special assistant to the Office of Student Life. In 2020, she was promoted to residential and student life coordinator working directly with Garlick in all aspects of residence life, including housing, camps and conferences, orientation, and resident assistant selection and training. In addition, she was appointed to oversee all student conduct judicial processes and served on multiple College teams to promote student success and wellness.
“I am honored and excited for the opportunity to take on this new role,” Burkett said. “We have a great team in Student Life and Residence Life that is willing to evaluate and improve on what we do, which is putting our students first. D&E took a chance on me and has allowed me to grow both personally and professionally. I am forever grateful for this family and my home among the hills.”
A native of Jane Lew, West Virginia, Burkett also has worked as a tax preparer for Jackson Hewitt Inc. in Ohio and West Virginia, a resident advisor at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, and a camping instructor for the West Virginia University Extension Service.
In addition to her professional career, Burkett has a long history with the West Virginia 4-H program as a youth member and adult volunteer since 2001. She was inducted into the Alpha Chapter of the West Virginia 4-H Allstars Association in 2010.
Burkett holds a Master of Arts degree in leadership studies and a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting, both from Marshall University. She is a member of Mid-Atlantic Association of College and University Housing Officers and has served on the organization’s annual conference planning committee.
She and her husband, Corey Burkett, reside in Elkins.