Dr. Keri A. Then, D.B.A., M.S., 5th District Commissioner

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Dr. Keri A. Then is a 5th District appointee to the County of Riverside Commission for Women.  She was appointed in February 2015 for a three-year term where she advocates for women regarding health, the workplace, family, education, violence, law, and society.  Keri is also a core adjunct faculty member, School of Business, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses.  Keri is member of the board of directors for 211/Community Connect, a non-profit organization which provides seven social service programs for Riverside County residents.  She is the past Secretary and has been a board member since 2007.

Keri is the former Director of Enterprise Services, Information Technology Services, University of Redlands, where she managed operational systems providing communications, media services, systems, networking, geospatial research, and residential network services.  She is also a former Senior Development Engineer, University of California, Riverside, where she led major projects upgrading voice, data, and fiber optic cabling systems at the University. 

Keri is retired from the U.S. Air Force where her last assignment was Operating Location Chief at Pruem Air Station, Germany, where she led 40 military and two U.S. civilians in support of communications networks in northern Germany and Belgium and across the English Channel. 

Keri has completed a Doctor of Business Administration, Information Systems emphasis, Argosy University. Selections from her dissertation, entitled “Factors Related to the Adoption of Information Technology Emerging Technologies by Research and Non-research Based Universities” were published in the Research in Higher Education Journal, April 2013.  She has completed a Master of Science in Telecommunications, University of Colorado-Boulder (2000) and a Master of Science in International Relations, Troy State University (1998). Her undergraduate degree in Social Science is from Chapman University (1995) and her community college degree is from the Community College of the Air Force (1988).

Keri is a Master Telecommunications Engineer, certified by the International/National Association for Radio, Telecommunications, and Electromagnetics (expires January 2018).

Keri has traveled through-out Europe and western Asia living in Turkey, Spain, Italy, and Germany while serving on active duty.  She and her husband, Robert, have lived in Moreno Valley, CA since 1998 and have two daughters, Christina and Elizabeth, also living in Moreno Valley.

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