Clemson University's health center director has been hired to perform similar duties at Watkins Student Health Center on the Kansas University campus, officials said Tuesday.
Carol Seager, with 25 years experience in health-care administration, intends to assume daily management of Watkins on July 1. The campus clinic serves approximately 19,000 members of the student body annually.
She replaces Jim Boyle, interim director of Watkins since James Strobl retired in 1998. Boyle is associate director at Watkins.
"This is an exciting opportunity to work with a group of highly qualified and motivated people," Seager said.
David Ambler, KU vice chancellor for student affairs, said Seager's management background was an important factor in her selection.
"She brings a variety of experiences at two university student health services as well as from the private sector," he said.
Seager has directed Redfern Health Center in Clemson, S.C., since 1994. She also served as a lecturer at Clemson University.
Prior to Clemson, she spent 12 years at University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. She was Notre Dame's employment manager and director of health and medical services. She also worked at hospitals in South Bend and Michigan City in Indiana and in Mt. Clemens in Michigan.
She earned a bachelor's degree at Alma College, Alma, Mich., and a master's degree at Notre Dame.
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