UCC Staff

View our staff members' professional service.

View our staff organizational chart (pdf).

Kim Beeler

Kim Beeler: Assistant Director
 kbeeler@ku.edu           

optimist. energizer. helper.

As an assistant director and career coach, I empower students and give them tools to successfully meet and exceed their career goals. Whether I am preparing students for mock interviews, resume revisions, finding an internship or simply exploring career pathways, I meet students where they are and help them explore meaningful and happy careers. Read more.

Allyson Brunner

Allyson Brunner: Career Center Specialist

dancer. adventurer. supporter.

As a Career Center Specialist,I get to be the first contact for anyone coming into the UCC. I greet students, manage career coach calendars, and answer phone calls and emails. I also get to help give students feedback on their resumes. Read more.

Jerica Burgess: Graduate Career Coach

student. reader. yogi.

I'm graduate student studying Higher Education Administration at the University of Kansas. As a graduate career coach for the University Career Center, I meet with students one-on-one to prepare them for their future career. I am passionate about helping students find their place on campus and in the world. Read more.

Corey Cohn: Digital Media Content Intern      

explorer. learner. story teller.

Hello I'm Corey! I am a student at KU who is the Digital Media Content Intern at the University Career Center. I help update digital information on the Career Center media platforms as well as manage the Humans of KU instagram blog. Read more.

Rachel Davis

Rachel Davis: Assistant Director
 rachelkdavis@ku.edu

problem solver. pop culture geek. wordsmith.

Professional Service

 

In my role as Assistant Director of Experiential Learning and Certificates at the University Career Center, I work with students to support them in the journey from college to career by helping them test out their interests beyond the classroom setting. Read more.

Symantha Dawson: Assistant and Health Professions Career Coach

traveler. writer. puzzler.

 

I'm Symantha. I am an Assistant Director and Health Professions Career Coach at the University Career Center. I am one of the go-to folks for prehealth students and career exploration. Read more.

Katie Eisenhauer: Graduate Assistant Career Coach          keisenhauer@ku.edu    

learner. developer. hidden gem enthusiast.

Well hello! My name is Katie and I serve as a Graduate Assistant Career Coach at KU. In my role at the Career Center, I primarily meet one-on-one with students to discuss next steps in their career development, whether that is polishing up a resume, practicing interview skills, or working on the job search. Read more.

Millinda Fowles

Millinda Fowles: Associate Director
mfowles@ku.edu

 

dessert aficionado. 
wanderluster. hot mess.

Hi, I’m Millinda. I’m the Associate Director of Integrated Marketing & Data Analytics at the University Career Center. That's the long way of saying I manage all marketing strategies, promotional campaigns, and assessment efforts at the UCC. I have the pleasure of working with a team of marketing interns who provide me with talent, skills, and fresh ideas.Read more.


David Gaston

David Gaston: AVP, Undergraduate Studies & Executive Director adgaston@ku.edu

career leader. educational entrepreneur. global pro.

Professional Service

In my work I may need to be a psychologist, a labor economist, a retailer, a sales person, a management consultant, a politician, an academic, a marketer, a futurist, an entrepreneur as well as many other things. My mission is to assist college students in their efforts to lead more meaningful, purposeful lives. Read more.

Ann Hartley

Ann Hartley: Associate Director
ahartley@ku.edu

 

metaphysical explorer. tea lover. opera enthusiast.

Professional Service

I develop relationships with employers, manage career fairs and find ways to link up employers and students. I collaborate with other KU departments on programs and events and supervise a wonderful and very creative group of career network team members. Read more.

Chloe Hoff: Events Intern

dancer. balanced. ambitious.

Hey there! Im Chloe Hoff! I'm a student living in lawrence any my position at the Career Center is the events intern. I am huge fan of travel, dance, yoga and more. Read more

 

Melissa Johnson

Melissa Johnson: Assistant Director
melissa.johnson@ku.edu

cheerleader. wanderluster. eternal optimist.

Professional Service

I try to find the joy in everything I do and as an Online Instructor for the University Career Center, that’s not hard to achieve. I have the opportunity to help KU students, near and far, realize their academic and career goals through our online career management (LA&S 475 / LA&S 485) and internship (LA&S 490) courses. Read more.

Ellen Lind

Ellen Lind: Career Coordinator
ellenlind@ku.edu

 

musician. entrepreneur. coffee lover.

Professional Service

Every office needs someone to help things run smoothly - as a Career Coordinator at the University Career Center, that's my job. I serve as record-keeper, organizer, and problem-solver. I love the incredibly varied nature of my work, as well as being part of such a great team. Read more.

Catherine McCurley

Catherine McCurley: YES Program Coordinator
 

student. caretaker. leader.

Howdy, I’m Catherine and I run the Youth Education Services Tutoring program. Every semester I hire KU students to tutor children at the public schools around Lawrence. When I'm not in school or at the office, I'm watching KU basketball and football games at the world famous Bullwinkle's Bar. Read more.

Marshall Miller

Marshall Miller: Event Coordinator
 marshall.miller@ku.edu

 

christian. whirlyball hall of famer. LOTR expert.

Hey! I'm the Event Coordinator at the University Career Center. What's that mean? I'm responsible for putting on great events that will hopefully allow students to find their passion (and even a job!). In this role I partner with employers and entities on campus to create and tailor events to help students navigate their college experience and set them up for success upon graduation. Read more.

Shysta Pandey

Shysta Pandey: Graphic Design Intern
 

bold person. curious thinker. loud individual.

I'm a Visual Communication Design student at the University of Kansas and a Graphic Design Intern at the University Career Center. I love colors that remind me of sunsets and the sea, art history, period dramas, open-water diving, dogs and anything with rice in it (except Rice Krispie Treats). Read more.

Anne Palmer

Anne Palmer: Assistant Director
 awalker13@ku.edu

 

cookie monster. dog mom. all things creative.

As your coach, I serve as your creative partner. I believe that you are already equipped with the answers, and it’s my job to help you uncover them. In my role as a pre-health career coach, I also serve as a resource. Together, we explore programs and careers in health fields, prepare for the application process, and work towards becoming a competitive applicant.Read more.

Scott Ploharz

Scott Ploharz: Career Coach
s586p387@ku.edu

 

athlete. creative problem-solver. solution builder.

Hey, I’m Scott. I’m a psychologist living in Lawrence, Kansas. I am a fan of DIY, baseball, and sports. I’m also interested in education and outdoors. Read more.

Harry Pound

Harry Pound: Video/Photography Intern

Hi, I’m Harry. I’m a photo/video intern at the University Career Center. I serve as a photographer for the UCC but also do videography projects for the marketing team. In short, I get to have a lot of fun working here! Read more.

Natalia Plotnikov

Natalia Plotnikov: Assistant Director
nplotnikov@ku.edu

 

educator. learner. traveler.

I really enjoy helping students pursue their passions and gain meaningful experiences. I look forward to partnering with you as you explore career paths, and navigate the job search process. Please come see me to discuss choosing a major, finding an internship, applying for jobs, and networking. Read more.

Roy Ricaldi

Roy Ricaldi: Marketing Intern
 

writer. globetrotter. artist.

Hello! I’m Roy, a Management and International Studies undergraduate student with a Marketing Internship at The University Career Center. I am the youngest in the office, quiet, but full of energy and constantly trying to come up with fresh ideas. I am passionate about travel and social media. My college experience has been enriched by studying abroad and I like encouraging my peers to do the same. Read more.

Lauren Runquist

Lauren Runquist: Marketing Intern

Hey there! My name is Lauren, and I'm a student and social media manager currently living in Lawrence, Kansas. I'm currently studying Film Media and Political Science at the University of Kansas. Read more.

Wendy Shoemaker

Wendy Shoemaker: Senior Associate Director
wshoe@ku.edu

 

explorer. catalyst. wide-eyed optimist.

Professional Service

I supervise the career education team, a group of dedicated professionals devoted to the success of KU students. I conduct research, train new career counselors, and teach, often internationally. Embracing "happy accidents" has opened doors for me to work in Africa, Europe and the UK and inspired me to create the course, "Preparing for International Careers", a course designed to help students understand the international nature of the world of work. Read more.

Jack Sparks: Graduate Career Coach

learner. helper. reader.

 

 

Hi I'm Jack. I'm a student living in Lawrence, KS. I am getting my MS in Counseling Psychology, and am working at the University Career Center as a Graduate Career Coach. Read more.

 

Samuel Swisher: Graduate Assistant Career Coach

posotive. growth-oriented. curious.

 

Hi I'm Sam! As a Graduate Assistant Career Coach I connect student with resources to better help create and achieve career development goals. In addition I am fan of music, movies, and cycling. Read more

Megan VanDuinen: Career Center Specialist

optimist. peacemaker. adventurer.

Hi! I'm Megan. I'm a Career Center Specialist at the University Career Center. I connect  visitors to office resources at the office including the appointments with career coaches, the P.H.O.G., and much more. Read more.

Meredith Wiggins: Assistant Director and Education and Helping Professions Career Coach

enthusiast. developer. generalist.

Hi! I'm Meredith. As and Assistant Director and Education & Helping Profession Career Coach, I work with students to help discover, explore, and develop their own intrests as they start thinking about where they'd like to go professionally. Read more.

Anneliese Wilmsen

Anneliese Wilmsen: Career Center Specialist

Hi! I'm Anneliese. I'm a Career Center Specialist at the University Career Center. I am the center's first point of contact and connect visitors to our office resources promptly and with a smile. Some of my duties include scheduling appointments, managing the calendars of the career coaches, answering the phone at the front desk, and answering any questions visitors may have. Read more.

Cue Wright

Cue Wright: Communications Assistant
m.wright@ku.edu

 

creative. entrepreneur. educator.
 

What’s up, I’m Cue. I’m a hip-hop artist living in Lawrence, Kansas. I currently work the University Career Center (UCC) coordinating social media content and assisting with marketing campaigns. Read more.

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University Career Center
6th in the nation for its social media presence in 2013 —JobBrander.com
Winner of the 2013 Innovation Excellence Award in Research —National Association of Colleges and Employers
2009 National Chevron Award winner for excellence in career services —National Association of Colleges and Employers
2010 National Chevron Award finalist for excellence in career services —National Association of Colleges and Employers
Professional Clothing Closet won Service Program of the Year —2011-12 Jayhawk Choice Awards
More than 500 students enroll in career classes annually
Each year more than 7,500 jobs and 1,400 internships are posted in KU Career Connections
University Career Center hosts eight career fairs each year
More than 360 organizations attended University Career Center career fairs the past academic year
More than 10,000 students attended University Career Center workshops in 2012-13