Wesleyan College names Ken Blair director of strategic initiatives


Wesleyan College congratulates Ken Blair on his new position as the director of strategic initiatives. This position comes as the first for the College. While serving in this new role, Blair will be working closely with President Blight to develop new projects and strategies for growth.

Blair will transition into his new role in the fall.


Ken Blair has spent the last 8 years as an innovative, energetic, student success-focused professional and leader in higher education.



Since 2020, Blair has served as the director of the first-year experience (FYE) program at Wesleyan College. Under his leadership, the FYE has increased academic standards and created programs focused on student well-being and success to assist first-year students in the transition from high school to college.


Blair implemented programs such as First-Gen Celebration Day - an event to celebrate the success of first-generation college students, faculty, and staff on Wesleyan’s campus. In addition, he implemented the First-Year Experience Awards Ceremony - an academic-centered event to recognize and celebrate our First-Year students’ academic achievement by awarding the President’s and Provost's awards.


Blair was recognized and awarded Wesleyan College’s 2022 Workhorse-Award for his many contributions to student success and positive support to faculty and staff. Blair coined the word “WESTASTIC” which is now used across campus by faculty, staff and students.


Blair began his career at Mercer University in 2014 where he served as an associate director in the Office of Student Financial Planning. He joined Mercer’s student affairs department in 2017, serving as an educational specialist, academic coordinator, and advisor for the University’s TRiO programs.


He earned his bachelor of applied science degree in organizational leadership and a minor in education from Mercer University. Blair earned his master’s in business administration degree from Brenau University. He is currently pursuing his doctoral degree in higher education administration and educational leadership.


Join us in wishing Mr. Blair a Westastic congratulations as he transitions into his new role.