For nearly seven years in the Office of Admission, Jon Bartlow worked with PSU students as they were beginning their educational journey. His focus now turns to those who have completed the quest.
Bartlow has been named director of Pittsburg State’s Office of Alumni and Constituent Relations. He succeeds Johnna Norton, who held the position for seven years before accepting a new position as director of the Mt. Carmel Foundation.
In his new role, Bartlow serves as a senior member of the University Advancement team and is responsible for the organization, management, and implementation of the university’s comprehensive alumni and constituent relations program. He also serves as the executive director of the Pittsburg State University Alumni Association.
Bartlow served as associate director of alumni and constituent relations from December 2005 to April 2007 before becoming associate director of admission and coordinator of freshmen orientation.
“I’m very excited to return to the alumni office and build upon the many great things that are taking place there,” Bartlow said.
Ray Jacquinot, president of the Pittsburg State University Alumni Association, said he’s looking forward to working with Bartlow in the coming years.
“I am very impressed by Jon and his knowledge of Pittsburg State,” Jacquinot said. “He brings a lot of energy and versatility to the position, and I’m excited for the opportunity to work with him.”
Since joining the staff at Pittsburg State, Bartlow has been active both on campus and in the community.
He is co-chair of the University Sustainability Committee and a member of the Unclassified Staff Senate. He is a past president of the Little Balkans Days Festival Association, a member of the Southeast Kansas Symphony Board and a founding member of the local Big Bang Rockfest fundraiser event.
Bartlow earned bachelor’s (1999) and master’s (2003) degrees in communication from Pittsburg State. He is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in higher education administration from Saint Louis University.
Bartlow is married to Amy Bartlow, who teaches third grade at George Nettels Elementary School. The couple has a 2-year-old son, Cole.