Kenon Neal, who’s been associated with Westmont for a quarter century, is the college’s new director of foundation and corporate relations. Neal graduated from Westmont in 1988 and has served at the college as a resident director and an alumni and parent relations assistant.
In her new position, Neal hopes to share the value of a Westmont education. “The experiences I’ve had in this place have transformed me in my heart, mind and spirit,” she says. “I look forward to communicating that vision to foundations and corporations in order to continue supporting our students with outstanding educational facilities, innovative faculty programs and financial aid.”
Neal, a four-time cancer survivor, founded Kids Cancer Network in 1991 to support families with children fighting cancer.
“In those pre-Internet days, communication between families with children fighting cancer and the resources they so desperately needed was sporadic at best,” Neal says.
The network published an activities mini-magazine every other month for nine years before Neal moved the information to a website in 2000.
Kenon and her husband, Matt, have three children: Tanner (15), Luke (11) and Aliza Grace (7).