I am pleased to announce the promotion of Theresa Messina-Horner, director of Disability Services, to the position of Executive Director of Health and Wellness Services. In her new role, Mrs. Horner will provide leadership to advance health and wellness within the Pitt-Johnstown campus community. Additionally, she will oversee Student Health Services, Personal Counseling Center, and Disability Services.
A highly regarded member of our Pitt-Johnstown community, Mrs. Horner has done an exemplary job in serving as mentor, counselor, and advocate for our students. In her expanded capacity, she will play a critical role in integrating the campus’ various wellness initiatives consistent with a holistic approach, and will also promote our vision of a wellness campus. Recently, Mrs. Horner received the Chancellor’s Affirmative Action Award, which recognized her for her very successful efforts to establish highly supportive services that allow students with disabilities to fully participate in all aspects of campus life.
Mrs. Horner earned a master of education in counselor education at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She also earned a master of arts in industrial relations and personnel administration, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology at St. Francis University. She is a National Certified Counselor, a Pennsylvania Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Highmark Wellness Trainer.
Please join me in congratulating our fine colleague.