Meet our guest for next week's a Chat in the Garden.... Keisha Pexton, Director of Apprentice Athletics. You don't want to miss talking about this unique Institution- the Student-Athletes are indeed "Employees". Ask your questions live at www.chatinthegarden.com and 347-989-8385 Tuesday at 11:30 am est.
Bio- A former Lady Builder basketball standout who played two years of professional basketball, Keisha Pexton enters her seventh year as the Athletic Director at The Apprentice School. She is entering her third year as Manager Strategic Projects in addition to her role as Athletic Director.
Pexton worked for two years as an Electrical Planner on CVN 76 Ronald Reagan before becoming a Craft Instructor at the school for Production Planner Apprenticeship Program in 2005. She stayed with the Lady Builders as an assistant coach until the start of the 2005-06 season where she moved into the role of Academic Coordinator for both basketball teams. Her duties for the Apprentice School changed again in 2007 when she became a Craft Instructor for the Modeling and Simulation and Nuclear Test Technician Apprenticeship Programs and she was supervising three of the advanced programs until she took over as Athletic Director in March of 2008.
A native of Virginia Beach and a Salem High School graduate, Pexton earned her undergraduate degree in Organizational Leadership and Management in May of 2004 from Regent University and her master’s degree in Human Resource Development at George Washington University in December of 2006. Currently, she is pursuing her Doctorate in Strategic Leadership from Regent University.
Pexton has one son, Andrew (9).
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