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Transylvania University names Ashley Hinton-Moncer director of health and wellness


LEXINGTON, Ky.—Ashley Hinton-Moncer has been named Transylvania University’s director of health and wellness. In her new position, she will provide educational resources on wellness, eating disorders and alcohol and sexual assault awareness to the campus community. She will also serve as the university’s Title IX coordinator.

Hinton-Moncer was previously Transylvania’s director of fitness and wellness and chair of the Wellness Works committee.

“Transylvania has already demonstrated its commitment to being a healthy place to work through its Wellness Works initiative,” she said. “The initiative offers various programs to faculty and staff that target physical, financial, emotional, occupational, intellectual and social wellness.”

For the past two years, Transylvania has been named a Fit-Friendly Company at the Gold Level by the American Heart Association, which recognizes workplaces that champion the health of employees. Transylvania is one of only a handful of colleges in the country to be recognized as a Gold Level company.

“I look forward to expanding Transylvania’s health and wellness program,” Hinton-Moncer said.  “In this new role I hope to facilitate the retention, academic advancement and graduation of students through the creation, design, and implementation of a variety of integrated wellness strategies to promote health and improve wellbeing across the Transylvania campus.”

Hinton-Moncer has been at Transylvania since 2002 and has taught Lifetime Fitness courses and is the founder and director of the Transylvania Fit-iquette camp that teaches manners, nutrition, fitness and service learning to children ages 7-11. She is a certified fitness instructor, Training for Intervention Procedures alcohol trainer, Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students trainer and Novak Institute Hazing Prevention specialist.

Hinton-Moncer earned a B.A. in exercise science and an M.A. in health promotion from the University of Kentucky and an M.A. in public health from Eastern Kentucky University.

8/28/2012

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