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John Barker, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President for Career and Professional Development
Trone Student Center​ 209
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Lauren Payne, M.A.
Director, Center for Career Engagement
Trone Student Center 209
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Larry Hudson,  M. Ed.
Assistant Director for Career Development

Trone Student Center 209
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Steve Hairston, MBA
Assistant Director for Employer Engagement
Trone Student Center 209
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Kristin R. Irwin, M. Ed.
Assistant Director for Career Learning Communities 
Trone Student Center 209
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Kait Rogers, B.A.
Operations and Program Coordinator
Trone Student Center 209
864.294.2106
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