Career Services Directors

The Career Services Directors of AUC institutions have come together under the AUC umbrella to support their students and graduates as members of Chicago’s talent pipeline. They have formed The Chicago Higher Education Career Services Executives Collaborative, (CHECSEC) whose members include:


Co – Chairs:

Mark Presnell
Executive Director of Career Advancement Northwestern University
Dr. Julie MacCarthy
Director, Career Planning & Placement Olive-Harvey College, CCC

Career Service Directors:

Mary Laundry
Director, Student Affairs and Career Services Adler University
Charles Kelley
Associate Director of Career Services Chicago School of Professional Psychology
LaCael Palmer-Pratt
Director of Career and Experiential Learning Center Chicago State University
Stephanie Krah
Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success City Colleges of Chicago
Shelley Lemons
Executive Director, Office of Student Transitions, City Colleges of Chicago
Erik Friedman
Associate Dean of Career Services and Industry Relations, Columbia College of Chicago
Brenda Williams
Managing Director, Career Center, DePaul University
Dr. Nadia Hallak
Director, Counselling and Student Affairs East West University
Joe Hinton
Associate Dean, Career Programs Harold Washington College
Meredith Murphy
Director of Career Planning and Placement Harry S. Truman College, CCC
Thy Nguyen
Associate Vice Provost for Student Engagement and Career Services Illinois Institute of Technology
Ingrid Prioleau-Byrd
Director, Career Planning and Placement Center Kennedy-King College, CCC
James Connon
Senior Director of Corporate Relations and Recruitment Loyola University
Aminatu Rubango
Associate Director of Business Career Services, Quinlan School of Business Loyola University
Aaron Wissmann
Career Services Advisor, Career Services, Malcolm X College, CCC
Charlene Haymond-Bussell
Director, Career Planning & Placement Olive-Harvey College, CCC
Kristy Kotek
Executive Director, Alumni Engagement and Career Development Roosevelt University
Deborah Beal
Director, Center for Sucess, St. Xavier University
Rosalie Shemmer
Dean of Career and Professional Experience, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Kate Schutta
Director, Career and Professional Experience School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Rachel Ward
Deputy Director, Career Advancement and Director, Student Services University of Chicago
Nadejeda Casperson
Director, Employer Engagement, Career Advancement, University of Chicago
Jean Riordan
Executive Director of Career Services University of Illinois at Chicago
Kathryn Kaysen Jackson
Director, Alumni Career Services University of Illinois Chicago
Rosemarie Coppola-Conroy
Director of the Engineering Career Center University of Illinois at Chicago
Joe Reaves, MA LCPC
Director, Career Planning & Placement Wilbur Wright College, CCC
Katherine McGuinnis
Director of Career Development at Northeastern Illinois University