About The Center for Career & Talent Development

Mission:  Our ambition is to create an innovative community that fosters career and talent development.  Where students can collaborate with career coaches, employers, faculty and alumni to discover their career path, gain relevant experience, and thrive.

Administrative Team

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Dr. Angela Joyner
Executive Director

Russell 333| 540.831.5373

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Susan Higgins
Administrative Assistant

Russell 331| 540.831.5373

Employer Connect Team

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Carolyn Sutphin

Employer Relations/Events Coordinator
Website & Database Manager

Russell 342| 540.831.6528

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Gwendolyn F. Houston

Assistant Director, Employer Relations & Engagement 

Russell 341|540.831.1018

Career Advisor Team

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John Liptak

College of Humanites & Behavioral Science
PreMajor Advising

Russell 345|540.831.5091

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Teresa López Dickens

College of Business & Economics
College of Visual & Performing Arts
School of Communication

Kyle Hall BE 253| 540.831.6087

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Ellen Taylor

Artis College of Science & Technology

Russell 347| 540.831.5771

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Deanna Mabe

College of Education & Human Development
Waldron College of Health and Human Services

Russell 343|540.831.1067