Kathy Janas Hennigan

Kathy Janas Hennigan

Director of Residential Life and Student Conduct

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Email: kathy.hennigan@converse.edu

Office: Montgomery 204A

Phone: 864.596.9016


BS in Business Administration, UMass

MS in Higher Postsecondary Education, Syracuse


Kathy began her career by earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. Soon after, she was elected to the Lowell School Committee and dedicated four years to advancing computer education and desegregation of the Lowell Public School System. In Baldwinsville, New York she was active as a Faith Formation Instructor, managed the McNamara Elementary Afterschool Enrichment Program, served on the Baldwinsville Schools Redistricting Committee, Special Education Committee, and was active in Athletic Booster Clubs of Wrestling, Field Hockey and Crew. After taking time off to raise her children, Kathy returned to the classroom and earned a Master of Science in Higher Education from Syracuse University. She developed a diverse skill set at Syracuse University by working within the Division of Student Affairs, and Office of Residence Life for nine years.  She is a compassionate and dynamic student affairs professional who is committed to motivating students to reach their educational and life goals.  

In August of 2015, Converse College welcomed Kathy as the Director of Residential Life and Student Conduct.  She resides on campus and is visible and accessible to students.

Kathy is the proud mother of Jennifer, a PhD candidate in Chemistry at Duke University, and Sean who earned his Master of Finance from Tulane University.  In August 2018, Sean married Melissa in New Hampshire.  She is Glam-Ma to two pups, RuBisco and Rye.


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