In an effort to incorporate fresh ideas and implement practices that will better support students and recent graduates, Wittenberg’s Career Center has created an advisory council of alumni, faculty, staff members and area business leaders in both the private and not-for-profit sectors. Wittenberg students will also be invited to serve on the council.
Stephanie Ford, director of the Career Center, and Judith D. O’Connor, assistant provost for off-campus programs, spent a year in planning and adapted several “best practices” of advisory groups from other universities. O’Connor wrote the master plan and shared it with each potential member as she recruited the initial volunteers.
“Bringing together a balanced representation of both professional and regional areas was a priority,” O’Connor said. “It is a long-term building process.”