Name: Jessica Burton

Position: Director of Purchasing and Accounts Payable

How long have you been employed at Kentucky State? Four months

What do you enjoy most about your role? I most enjoy working with department faculty/staff. I’ve met so many great people doing good work in such a short amount of time. I get to talk and work with lots of people across campus on a daily basis and help provide goods and services to continue student learning and success.

What has been one of your favorite moments at Kentucky State? I enjoyed my first Encampment this January. To see so many people focused on the same goals of student success is great. We really know how to motivate employees, as well. The whole event was fantastic.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working? When I’m not working, I’m usually running. I love to run long distance and have completed several half marathons and a duathlon.

What is one thing you couldn’t live without? Coffee. I start my morning with a great cup of coffee and it sets the great start to a work day.

A fun fact about me is… I am competing in my first full marathon in late 2020 in Indianapolis.