Cindy Funk moves from “acting director” to director of Vanderbilt University Career Center

Cindy Funk has been named director of the Vanderbilt University Career Center (VUCC). Funk was hired as associate director in July 2006 and became the acting director a year later.

“Under Cindy’s leadership the VUCC has had dramatic increases in both employer and student satisfaction while seeing significant increases in the number of students and employers using the VUCC,” said Howard Sandler, Vanderbilt University’s associate provost for special projects. “The VUCC’s new focus on the mentoring of our students as they create their resumes, prepare for interviews and think about their career choices has had an immediate and significant impact.”

Funk came to Vanderbilt after owning Cindy Funk and Associates, a career and human resources consulting firm in Colorado that provided services to higher education, nonprofit and corporate clients. Prior to that, she was the director of the career center at The Colorado College.

Funk is a graduate of the University of Kansas, with a B.A. in communication studies and M.S. in education. She has a certificate in management from the E. Claiborne Robins Graduate School of Business, University of Richmond.

The career center provides Vanderbilt students with lifelong career development skills so they can achieve personal and professional success.

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