Palm Beach Atlantic University Interim President William M.B. Fleming, Jr. today announced promotions of two University employees to key leadership positions, which take effect July 1.
Kevin Abel has been promoted to Dean of Students. Abel, who joined Palm Beach Atlantic in 2005 as Director of Residence Life, has served as Associate Dean of Students since 2009. Previously, he has served as a student development professional at Keystone College in Pennsylvania, Ashland University in Ohio and Blackburn College in Illinois. He holds a bachelor of arts degree with honors in history from Bluffton College and a master of arts in college student personal from Bowling Green State University. He is a doctoral candidate in philosophy at Colorado State University. Abel and his wife, Angie, live in Royal Palm Beach. They are parents to two daughters, Sophie and Camille. They attend Christ Fellowship in Royal Palm Beach.
Becky Peeling has been promoted to Associate Vice President of University Relations and Marketing. She joined the University in 1999 as Director of Marketing and was promoted in 2006 to Assistant Vice President. Previously, she has worked in the marketing and public relations fields for The Upledger Institute, Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, Hospice of Palm Beach County, Bethesda Memorial Hospital and Good Samaritan Medical Center. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from Pennsylvania State University and a master of science degree in leadership from Palm Beach Atlantic University. In 1996, she was accredited in public relations (APR) by the Public Relations Society of America. Peeling was a founding member and a past president of the Palm Beach Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. Presently, she serves as secretary of Penn State University Ad/PR Alumni Network Board of the College of Communications. She is immediate past chair of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities’ Commission for Chief Public Relations Officers. Peeling and her husband, Tom, live in Lantana. They are parents to two grown sons, Andrew and Tyler. Peeling is a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Lantana.