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Irene Kniss

DEPARTMENT: Health Services

POSITION: Director and Title IX Coordinator

LOCATION: Main Campus, Harrisonburg | UC 256

PHONE: (540) 432-4302


Irene grew up in a rural farming area in Ohio. She was the first in her immediate family to choose higher education. Irene met Philip,her husband of 35 years, in Florida and is the mother of three daughters and grandmother of two.
Irene has worked as a nurse in critical care, pediatrics, general medical/surgical and oncology. Irene has volunteered at the local Free Clinic. Irene worked in a law firm as a legal nurse consultant for almost 14 years, reviewing and analyzing medical records and drafting legal documents. Irene continues to provide these services through her private consulting business, Kniss & Spencer Legal Nurse Solutions, LLC.
Irene is an avid baseball and college basketball fan.


May 1997, Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. Graduating with honors and invited to join Sigma Theta Tau
June 1977, AD Nursing; Marion Technical College, Marion, Ohio