The Times West Virginian

February 1, 2013

Widney prepared for new FSU role

Vice president of student services is longtime worker in higher education

By Kaylyn Christopher
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — With several years of higher education experience under her belt, Kaye Caplinger Widney is fully prepared to take on her new role as the vice president of student services at Fairmont State University.

“I’ve basically worked in higher education my entire adult life,” Widney said.

Widney spent about 10 years at LaSalle University, a small private school in Philadelphia, where she began her career as the assistant director of financial aid before moving up into the director’s position.

“They were very much aware of the importance financial aid played in the decision a student would make about whether or not they could attend,” Widney said.

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