Vice Provost for Career Advancement and Engagement and Evans Family Executive Director of the Career Center Alex Sevilla has appointed a committee to conduct a national search for the senior director of the Career Center. The committee includes a group of faculty and staff members, an alumna and a current student. Jill Stratton, assistant provost for residential education and associate dean for residential colleges, will serve as the committee chair.
“The Career Center plays an essential role in helping our students and recent alumni find and secure careers and postgraduate opportunities that utilize the skills, knowledge and experiences they gained throughout their time at Vanderbilt,” Sevilla said. “The committee is charged with identifying a transformational leader who will leverage and enhance the center’s strengths while also propelling the center forward in bold and imaginative new ways. This is a dynamic opportunity to work with the entire One Vanderbilt community to transform how we deliver career services and support here at VU.”
The senior director will provide strategic leadership for the Career Center, serve as a thought partner to Sevilla and play an integral role within the newly formed unit of Career Advancement and Engagement, as broad expansion occurs to meet the growing needs of Vanderbilt students and alumni.
Members of the search committee are:
- Jill Stratton (chair), assistant provost for residential education and associate dean for residential colleges;
- Somto Dimobi, BE’19, Young Alumni Leader, Alumni Association Board; associate consultant, Bain & Company, Houston;
- Elizabeth Harrington Lambert, associate director for fellowships;
- Luis Martinez, Class of 2022, history and Spanish, College of Arts and Science;
- Dan Morgan, associate dean for undergraduate education and principal senior lecturer in Earth and environmental sciences, College of Arts and Science;
- Lauren Obersteadt, executive director of alumni relations;
- Dave Owens, Evans Family Executive Director of the Wond’ry innovation center, professor of the practice of management and innovation, Owen Graduate School of Management; and
- Traci Ray, assistant dean for student engagement and leadership.
About the Division of Career Advancement and Engagement
The Division of Career Advancement and Engagement was launched in fall 2021 under the leadership of the new vice provost for career advancement and engagement and executive director of the Evans Family Career Center. Centrally supported within the provost’s office, the division drives radical campus-wide collaboration by integrating career advancement activities into the broader VU student experience.