(From left) Kim Mosby and David Friend are inducted into the WVU Student Life Hall of Fame for 2022 while Kathy Orndorff receives the Student Life Outstanding Achievement Award. (WVU graphic)
An innovative leader working tirelessly to advance West Virginia University through an extensive online presence, a food service activist working to expand dining opportunities on campus, and a retired associate dean working hard worked to enrich the lives of the students. He has dedicated three decades to his career and is honored. For his outstanding services to the university.
The Student Life Division will recognize the 2022 Hall of Fame and Distinguished Achievement Honorees during a ceremony Thursday, September 29 at 4:00 p.m. in the Mountainlayer Ballroom.
The Student Life Outstanding Achievement Award is presented to Kathy Orndorff, while David Friend and Kim Mosby are inducted into the Student Life Hall of Fame.
A seasoned leader working to drive the university’s mission and brand awareness, Orndorf currently serves as Director of University Relations Digital Services, a unit he built from the grassroots.
Under his leadership, WVU has built a strong online presence that reaches a wider audience through increased reach. Orndorff has been instrumental in designing more user-friendly websites, which are vital to recruitment and retention, and are often the first point of communication with prospective students and parents. She also serves as a mentor to student activists, and many of her mentors have become full-time employees at the university.
November 7 marks Orndorff’s 21st year at WVU.
Before leaving university in 2019, Friend served as Executive Director of WVU Dining Services, where he oversaw more than 1,000 employees and student workers.
During his tenure, he was instrumental in establishing branded franchises as part of campus dining options, including Chick-fil-A, the most popular eatery at Mountainlayers. Friend also oversaw the award-winning Healthy You program, which offered a low-fat, low-calorie menu mixed with educational activities and nutritional counseling.
He also provided administrative support for food operations at the Beckley and Keesar locations and was named Food Service Director of the Month by Food Services Director magazine in April 2007.
Mosby retired as Senior Associate Dean of Student Life in June 2022 after more than 30 years of developing programs and launching initiatives to engage, support and enrich the lives of WVU students. At the time of his retirement, he oversaw campus and community life, served as student advocate, chaired the mentoring team, and managed the Betty Boyd Loan Fund and the Kenneth and Carolyn Gray Emergency Grant Fund.
During his tenure, he was responsible for off-campus housing, commuter freshman programs, non-traditional student programs, justice programs, and crisis response.
Prior to her time at Student Life, Mosby worked in the medical records department at WVU Medicine for six years.
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