Tue 5 Jan 2010
A.T. Still University (ATSU) announces the addition of Janice (Jan) Couch, M.A., as its new director of Alumni Services. Couch assumed her position in September and has since been busy getting up to speed on the dynamics of university and cultivating alumni relationships.
Couch grew up in north-central Missouri, graduating from the Meadville R-4 school district in 1975. She earned her B.S.E. in psychology in 1980 and her M.A. degree in Educational Administration in 1986 from Truman State University.
After working at Truman State, Couch moved to Phoenix, Ariz., in 1988, working for the Maricopa County Job Training and Partnership Act and the Maricopa County Head Start Program. She resigned her position at Head Start to become an exclusive buyer’s real estate agent and later a real estate broker, owning her own corporation in Phoenix.
Couch is excited to return to Kirksville and meet and work with the University’s alumni. As director, she has had the opportunity to meet alumni at ATSU Founder’s Day in October, the Kirksville Osteopathic Alumni Association board of directors meeting at the American Osteopathic Association Convention in New Orleans in November, and at the continuing medical education program at Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Mo., in December. Throughout 2010, she will be traveling the country in an effort to meet more graduates of ATSU.
“I am excited about the opportunity to actively contribute my skills, knowledge and abilities to the position of Director of Alumni,” Couch said. “I look forward to the tremendous opportunities, challenges and growth ATSU faces as a dynamic educational leader in producing top-notch medical professionals.”
Alumni Services strives to build strong, lasting relationships with alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends of the University through networking and collaboration. If you need assistance as an alumnus, or have an address or information update, contact Alumni Services at 660.626.2307 or contact Jan at firstname.lastname@example.org.