Kathy Potter of Fulton has gone from the stage to the office by accepting a position of enrollment services representative at William Woods University.
Potter will work with prospective William Woods students, primarily from the four Callaway County high schools: Fulton, North Callaway, South Callaway and New Bloomfield. She will also work with students from Connecticut, North Dakota, Montana, Hawaii and Washington D.C.
Potter received her bachelor of arts in theater arts from California State University in 1981 and a year later moved to Fulton when her husband accepted the position as artistic director of theater at William Woods University.
Since 1994 she has been a substitute teacher at Fulton public schools. She has also been an instructor for the William Woods Summer Academy, teaching acting and film-related classes, such as basic acting courses, film criticism and filmmaking.
She is also a guest director for the William Woods theatre department. Some of her directorial credits at WWU include “The Heiress,” “The Glass Menagerie,” The Wizard of Oz” and this year’s production of “Eleemosynary.”
Potter is a member of several area organizations, including the Fulton High School Band Boosters and parent-teacher organizations at Fulton middle school and high school.
She is a member of Heavenly Harmony, a local women’s singing group that performs as a community service. The Kingdom of Callaway Chamber of Commerce has recognized Heavenly Harmony with an outstanding community service award.
During her academic career, Potter received several honors for her work in theatre. While attending Drury College, she received the Most Promising Freshman Theatre Award. At California State University, she received awards for Best Actress and for Most Contribution in Theater.
Potter has been involved with theatre for more than 33 years and has starred in many productions, including “The Fantasticks,” “Lost in Yonkers,” “Dearly Departed” and “The Crucible.” She has also directed 11 plays.
Theater has become a family affair for Potter. Her two children, Joshua, 17, and Emmy, 13, share an interest and involvement in theatre with their parents.