(October 25, 2016) – Armstrong State University recently named Dorothy “Dot” Kempson as director of Armstrong Liberty Center in Hinesville, Ga. Kempson has worked for the Armstrong Liberty Center for more than 15 years and acted as the Interim Director during the 2015-16 academic year.
“Dot has dedicated many years to the Liberty Center campus and provided leadership in a truly exemplary manner,” noted Armstrong Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Robert Smith. “We are delighted to have her officially on board as the director.”
As interim director of the Liberty Center, Kempson oversaw a move to a state-of-the-art facility in downtown Hinesville. She also drove a successful enrollment campaign, resulting in more than 20 percent growth for fall 2016. Kempson’s retention efforts included an expansion of student support services and taking on the role as advisor to the newly formed Liberty Center Student Council, which promotes student engagement and inclusion in activities, events and student government.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, Kempson is also a co-advisor of Armstrong's Student Veterans Association and brings extensive knowledge of the military, current policies and procedures, as well as the needs of Armstrong’s military-affiliated students.
Prior to her interim role, Kempson was the Armstrong Liberty Center’s Assistant Director of Academic Support, working closely with the director, as well as faculty and staff in Hinesville and Savannah to ensure the success of Liberty Center students.
Kempson holds four degrees from Armstrong, including a M.Ed. in Adult Education, a M.A. in Professional Communication and Leadership, a B.A. in Criminal Justice and an Associate of Arts.