VCU Career Champions

The VCU Career Champions training program is designed to provide faculty and staff with helpful tools, theories, and resources to draw upon when supporting students through their career development, experiential learning, and job search process. Everyone who participates will be recognized as a VCU Career Champion and receive a certification sticker similar to other programs on-campus such as Safe Zone, Rams in Recovery, Green Zone, etc. The program was originally piloted in Fall 2021 in alignment with the VCU Career Services Strategic Plan, and was revamped and relaunched in Fall 2023 with a one-session format to maximize sustainability and scalability for our campus community. 

Our list of current VCU Career Champions can be found below. If you are interested in attending a future training session, please contact Samara Reynolds, Executive Director, to be added to our outreach list. We plan on hosting trainings at least once per semester, including over the summer, moving forward. 

VCU Career Champions (updated September 20, 2023)


Campus Unit/Department

Andy Kandell

University Academic Advising

Ashley Carlson


Audrey Short

Global Education Office

Brian Wynder

University College/Focused Inquiry

Caddie Alford


Carrie Coberly

Political Science

Christina Marino

Global Education Office

Gabriel Driver

Office of Student Leadership and Engaged Learning

Greg Miller

University Academic Advising

Ian Coyle

Transfer Center

Jasmine Kaur

Financial Aid

Jenn Arce

Enterprise Marketing and Communications

Jon Waybright

School of World Studies

Kate Nash


Kaylynn Hill

Office of Student Leadership and Engaged Learning

Kent Case

University Academic Advising

Mariah Maxwell

Campus Learning Center

Nick Kuklinski


Nicole Torres

School of Education

Peter Henry

Office of the Provost/ Mellon Pathways

Rebecca Halligan

Office of Student Leadership and Engaged Learning

Sarah Burton-Everette

School of Social Work

Steph Dorman

University Academic Advising

Tim Marker

University College