McConnell Center hires Meghan Waters as new Director of External Education

By Madelin Shelton
McConnell Center hires Meghan Waters as new Director of External Education

Meghan Waters, Director of External Education

Louisville, Ky. (January 11, 2023) - The McConnell Center is pleased to announce that Meghan Waters will serve as its new Director of External Education. 

In this capacity, Waters will develop and implement civic education programs for Kentucky's teachers and students, as well as U.S. Army soldiers selected to participate in the McConnell Center's Strategic Broadening Seminar

McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary Gregg is excited to welcome Waters, an alumna of the McConnell Scholars Program, to the organization.

"Meghan was an outstanding McConnell Scholar and went on from here to do good work at the FBI and in Congress. We are very excited to have her back on campus serving our scholars, our soldiers, and our teachers," Gregg said. "We can't wait to see how she helps us promote our mission of leadership, scholarship, and service." 

Waters previously worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Louisville Field Office until 2021, at which time she transferred to the Bureau's Operational Technology Division in Quantico, VA. Waters began her career working for U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup (OH-02) where she served as his Communications Director. 

Waters, a native of Campbell County, is excited to return to her home state of Kentucky. 

"The McConnell Center is very near and dear to my heart," said Waters. "The impact the McConnell Scholars Program has had on my life and my career cannot be overstated. I treasure the experiences I had here as a student, and I hope to impart some of the same experiences to current and future students. I also look forward to working with our teachers and soldiers, helping them to grow as leaders and to some day pass the torch to the next generation." 

Waters began her new role on January 9. She is a 2014 graduate of the University of Louisville, where she studied political science and criminal justice.