Career Services Council

“(The University) is looking for us to expand the quality and quantity of services we provide our students. This Council is part of that solution.”
-Provost Steven R. Lerman

As provost of George Washington University, Dr. Steven Lerman is the chief academic officer and oversees all programs and offices associated with student life and learning at the university.  In support of his commitment to integrate career services to enhance and expand upon the academic experience at GW, Provost Lerman endorsed the Career Services Task Force recommendations to create a university-wide advisory council.  The Career Services Council (formerly Career Services Advisory Council) includes representatives from all GW career centers and alumni relations as well as student leaders and faculty members.

In November 2011, Provost Lerman charged the Council to be more proactive and expansive in the way career services are approached at the university.  The Provost called on the Council to develop career services that are more “fluid” and “flexible” in which students early on are guided to reflect on their goals and strengths, and then learn to transition this insight and knowledge into a structured and intentional path to potential job and career opportunities.

“We need to engage students earlier in their education, around thinking about career paths...build skill sets...give them guidance starting in the freshman year."
-Provost Steven R. Lerman

The Council is currently working on university-wide projects to implement enhanced services for all stakeholders, including identification of new databases, directories, and technologies that will be available to all students and career services staff.

Career Services Council Member List 2014-2015

  • Avra Bossov, Student Association (ad hoc undergraduate student representative)
  • Mallory Boyd, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Student Services
  • Rachel Brown, Center for Career Services (Chair)
  • Staci Fowler, Center for Career Services
  • Mag Gottlieb, Graduate School of Political Management, Career Services
  • Angella Griffin, Elliott School of International Affairs,  Graduate Student Career Development
  • Marva Gumbs Jennings, Center for Career Services
  • Derek Haseltine, College of Professional Studies, Career Services
  • Helen Klepac, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Health Sciences Programs
  • Chris Landino, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, Career Services
  • Ari Massefski, Student Association (ad hoc undergraduate student representative)
  • Abe Pollack, Law School, Professional Development and Career Strategy
  • Cynthia Powell, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, MD Programs
  • Jonathan Ragonne, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Undergraduate Student Services
  • Denise Riebman, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, Career Development and Alumni Services
  • Anne Scammon, Center for Career Services
  • Scott Schroth, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, MD Programs
  • Chalvonna Smith, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Graduate Career Services
  • Michael Steelman, Alumni Relations, Career Services
  • Angela Tennison, (ad hoc graduate student representative)
  • Joe Velez, School of Nursing, Operations
  • Susan Wiley, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Political Science
  • Gil Yancey, School of Business, F. David Fowler Career Center

Council Project Teams

  • Career Services Professional Development
  • Development & Philanthropy
  • Distance Learning
  • International Students
  • Messaging & Branding