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Pronouns: she/her

Phone: 765-494-8534


Matthews Hall 117A
812 Mitch Daniels Blvd

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Kendra Coons-Oborne

Senior Student Program Coordinator

Student Services


Hometown: Cedar Springs, MI

I have previously worked in the Office of Student Engagement at Western Michigan University as a Graduate Assistant for Campus Programming. I advised the Campus Activities Board and planned a 15,000 in-person campus wide welcome event called Bronco Bash! I also have worked at the Helen Bass Williams Academic Success Center at Purdue University as a Program Coordinator of Academic Success – primarily coordinating the Supplemental Instruction program. I also have prior work experience in residence life and orientation as well.

Fun Facts: 

  • My husband, Zach Oborne, also works at Purdue University as an Academic Advisor in the Polytechnic Institute.
  • We have 2 cats, Simba and Macie. I love being a cat mom!
  • I enjoy spending time in my home state, Michigan, during the summer!


  • M.A. Educational Leadership, 2021, Western Michigan University Concentration - Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership
  • B.A.A. Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services Administration, 2018, Central Michigan University Concentration- Recreation & Event Management Minors - Communication, Hospitality, and Leadership

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • Safe Zone Training, Purdue University
  • Greenzone Training, Purdue University
  • Trans Inclusion Training, Purdue University
  • Speaking Up: How Bystanders Can Change the Conversations about Social Bias, Incluxion Works and PowerPlay Interactive Development
  • Higher Education Mental Health First Aid Training, National Council for Behavioral Health

Professional Affiliations

  • Gallup Strengths Champion, Roger C. Stewart Leadership and Professional Development Department, Purdue University
  • Alpha Omicron Pi Faculty Advisor, Purdue University