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Student Life Staff

Welcome to Student Life! Click below to "meet" our professional and student staff!

Jan Kefauver
Administrative Assistant
Office: The Commons 336

Jan arrived at UMBC five years ago, and was new to working in higher education. She spent most of her working life as an Administrative Assistant in large law firms in Chicago, Illinois, commuting by train every day from a northwest suburb. She got married, moved to Maryland, and continued to work in a small law office in Westminster until the downturn of the economy eliminated her position at the law office. Because she had been interested in the energy of the school environment ever since her kids attended elementary through high school, and she decided to gamble on a new direction in her life after working in the area of law for over 30 years. Jan is thrilled that she took the chance and loves her life at UMBC, watching students at the point in their lives where everything is possible in their future. She enjoys spending her non-work hours with her husband, John, sons, Cory & Sam, her German Shepherd, Greta, and Pete, her cat. She loves reading, gardening, watching her boys play Lacrosse and living in the Carroll County countryside. Stop in any time to say hi to Jan!