PSC Names Ballom to Director of Student Life and Multicultural Affairs

Consuelo V. Frederick Ballom

Consuelo V. Frederick Ballom. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Chicago Heights, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Consuelo V. Frederick Ballom is the new director of Student Life and Multicultural Affairs at Prairie State College (PSC).

In her new position, Ballom is responsible for the oversight and coordination of student programming, leadership development, service learning programs, minority student affairs, transfer center, and management of the daily operations of the College’s information center. She will also provide leadership for multicultural college initiatives and promote the personal, intellectual, and social development of students.

“Consuelo comes to us with a wealth of experience, and we look forward to the leadership she will provide to the division of Student Life and Multicultural Affairs at PSC,” said Mary Reaves, vice president, student affairs.

Prior to coming to PSC, Ballom was the director of TRiO at University of North Texas for over 10 years, and prior to her position as director, she was a counselor for the program for five years. TRiO is a federally funded program that provides counseling, tutoring, peer mentoring, and other academic services to increase retention and graduation rates of low-income, first generation, and disabled participants. Prior to her positions with TRiO, Ballom was an academic advisor and adjunct instructor at Scott Community College in Iowa.

Ballom has a Ed.D., from the University of North Texas, a M.S. in college student personnel from Western Illinois University, and B.A. in speech communication from Eastern Illinois University.