Kenon Neal

Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations

Kenon NealKenon has been associated with Westmont for twenty-five years. As an alumna, and former employee in both Residence Life and Alumni and Parent Relations, Kenon brings a deep appreciation for the transformational nature of the Westmont experience.

Kenon graduated from Westmont in 1988 with a B.A. in English. Her passion for writing has been expressed in a variety of ways through the years, especially in the establishment of a non- profit organization and mini-magazine for children fighting cancer. As the founder and director of Kids Cancer Network for thirteen years, Kenon had the opportunity to use her own cancer battles in a positive way. The organization’s website, is an ongoing resource.

Kenon is pleased to bring her love for people and writing into her work with local foundations and corporations. She is an active member of Santa Barbara Community church where she and her husband have been home group leaders for twenty years. Kenon has also enjoyed leading women’s bible studies and facilitating children’s activity groups at the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara.

Kenon and her husband are privileged to parent three children: Tanner (15), Luke (11) and Aliza Grace (7). In her free time, Kenon enjoys mentoring students, encouraging cancer patients and fellow survivors, and evenings at the beach with her family.

Message from the President

President Gayle BeebeYour investment in Westmont helps us accomplish our distinctive mission as a rigorous undergraduate, liberal arts college with a deep Christian commitment where students live in a close residential community and develop a broad global perspective.

The genius of Westmont lies in connecting these five essential characteristics in a unique educational experience that transforms young men and women into leaders inspired to change the world for Jesus Christ.

Students grow deeper in all areas of their lives -- intellectual, spiritual and personal -- while they develop their talents, discover their calling and prepare for a lifetime of service meeting the great, pressing needs of our time.

Gayle Beebe