EDP Senior COunselor
Janet Knapp came to Fredonia in September, 1998, on a temporary assignment. She returned
in fall, 1999, and has continued in EDP since then. She comments that “having returned
to college after a number of years post-baccalaureate for my advanced degree, I faced
concerns similar to those experienced by students in an unfamiliar environment. Since
I can relate to the problems, I can assuage some anxiety and help students find solutions
and ultimately achieve their goals. I believe that unconditional, positive regard
for students while addressing their needs fosters success. The services and steady
encouragement afforded by the Educational Development Program are vital to the achievement
and persistence of our students."
Before embarking on her career in higher education, Ms. Knapp worked for a number
of years in human resources and health care administration. She has served as a trustee
on the boards of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and Erie County SPCA and has over twenty
years of leadership service and commitment to the community of Western New York.
Her duties as EDP senior counselor include overseeing her student case load and assisting
in providing student support services.
Janet Knapp received her bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at
Buffalo, majoring in sociology, with minors in secondary education and English. Her
master's degree in college student personnel administration is from Canisius College
in Buffalo, New York. You may reach Ms. Knapp at Janet.Knapp@fredonia.edu.