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December 2016 New Hires

Carson College of Business portraits Sophia Gaither is the new associate director for employer connections and career outcomes in the Carson Center for Student Success. She oversees the career connections team which embodies employer relations and career education. She previously served as the director of career and professional development for Livingstone College in Charlotte, North Carolina. She has been recognized by colleagues for some of her efforts to improve freshman engagement with career services and access to resources to increase professional development. She earned her B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and her M.S. in higher education with a specialization in college administration and leadership.
Chelsea Gese, CCOB Graduate Programs Chelsea Gese (’15 Strategic Communication) is the new admissions coordinator for Graduate Programs. She is a new employee at WSU and has many years of experience working in hospitality, client relations, sales, and customer service. She is passionate about the community she lives in and is excited to be working for her alma mater.
CCoB Portraits Courtney Anne Jackson is the new international study abroad coordinator in the Carson Center for Student Success. She recently moved from Washington D.C., and is originally from Quincy, California. She has previously worked supporting international students with Hult International Business School in San Francisco and with the American International Recruitment Council (AIRC) in Bethesda, Maryland. She received her B.A. from Whittier College in Los Angeles County and her M.A. in international education management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.
CCoB Portraits Robin Olson is the new college facilities coordinator in the Carson College Office of Technology. She has been with the college for the last three years as a student employee and has recently joined the team full-time. She graduated from WSU last May with a bachelor of arts in interior design with an emphasis in sustainable development.
Carson College of Business portraits Ana Maria Sears (’01 Chemical Engineering) is the new employer relations coordinator in the Carson Center for Student Success. She will work with employers who wish to hire WSU students for internships and career positions. After earning her degree, she postponed a professional career to raise four children with her husband, who owns an investment and insurance business in Pullman.
angie_senter Angela Senter (’02 Agricultural Education; ’10 Education) is the new Carson College event coordinator and is located in the marketing and communications unit. Prior to coming to WSU, she worked for the past seven years as an activity director and health care educator for a local senior living facility.
mitch-_swanger Mitch Swanger (’14 M.A.Ed.) , former graduate recruitment and admissions manager, is now the Graduate Programs coordinator for online programs.

NIC Scholarship

In September, Anna Lee and Marlo Pettie, WSU hospitality business management seniors, received scholarship support from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) to attended the NIC conference in Washington, D.C. » More ...

WSU Alive! Pulses with Prospective Students

The WSU Pullman campus is anything but dead in the summer. Sidewalks team with prospective students and their parents visiting the campus. The lively music coming from the portable speakers of the program orientation counselors, who act as tour guides, creates an atmosphere of fun and excitement that is the trademark of the WSU Alive! program. » More ...

Developing Global Leaders

It’s an exciting time of the year when students are back on campus. I am looking forward to introducing them to the Carson College of Business’s plans and aspirations to enhance international opportunities at Washington State University. As a newcomer to the college, I’m so impressed by the growing number of faculty committed to providing students with exciting and powerful international learning opportunities. » More ...