About The Center for Career & Talent Development

Mission:  The Career Center helps students and graduates realize their career potential and aspirations through career advising, resources, connections, and by fostering a campus-wide commitment to the career development of our students. 

Career Advisor Team

Student College or Major


John Liptak

College of Humanites & Behavioral Science (except School of Comm)
PreMajor Advising

Russell 345|540.831.5091


Teresa López Dickens

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

Kyle Hall BE 253| 540.831.6087


Ellen Taylor

Artis College of Science & Technology

Russell 347| 540.831.5771


Deanna Mabe

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

Russell 343|540.831.1067

Employer Connect Team


Carolyn Sutphin

Employer Relations/Events Coordinator
Website & Database Manager

Russell 342| 540.831.6528


Gwendolyn F. Houston

Assistant Director, Employer Relations & Engagement 

Russell 341|540.831.1018

Administration Team


Dr. Angela Joyner

Executive Director

Russell 333| 540.831.5373

Office Manager--Vacant

Russell 331| 540.831.5373