CPD Staff

Marjorie Ellis
Marjorie Ellis
Executive Director

Education:
M.A., Counseling Psychology, Boston College
B.A., Communications, Loyola University

Professional Experience:
Director, Career Development Center, Appalachian State University
Associate Director, Career Development Center, Appalachian State University
Associate Director, Career Center, Clemson University
Associate Director of Student Development, Clemson University

Phone: (254) 710-8669
Office: Sid Rich, Room 118
Email: Marjorie_Ellis@baylor.edu
In the News:
Ellis Brings Re–focused Energy, Direction for Career and Professional Development Services - Baylor News, Winter 2013




Audra Szanto
Audra Szanto
Assistant to the Executive Director

Manages the office financial resources and supervises student workers.

Professional Experience:
Office Manager, Baylor University Office of Career and Professional Development, 2009-Present
Supervisor, Aire Serv Heating and Air Conditioning, 2002-2009
Accountant, Capital Marketing, 2000-2002

Phone: (254) 710-8677
Office: Sid Rich, Room 117
Email: Audra_Szanto@baylor.edu




Ashley Alcala
Ashley Alcala
Office Support Manager

Education:
McLennan Community College Cosmetology School 2004-2005

Professional Experience:
Career Counseling Administrative Associate, Baylor University, 2009-present
Hairstylist, Cuttin' Up Hair Salon, 2005-present

Phone: (254) 710-8312
Office: Sid Rich, Room 133
Email: Ashley_Alcala@baylor.edu





MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

Julie Copenhaver
Julie Copenhaver
Outreach and Communications Coordinator


Education:
Master's of Arts, Baylor University, 2008
Bachelor's of Arts, Baylor University, 2001

Professional Experience:
Marketing and Communications Coordinator / Photographer and Videographer, Baylor Alumni Association, 2009-2013

Phone: (254) 710-6431
Office: Sid Rich, Room 137
Email: Julie_Copenhaver@baylor.edu




Caitlyn Duran
Intern to the Outreach and Communications Coordinator

Education:
Pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a concentration in Public Relations, Baylor University, May 2016

Phone: (254) 710-3771
Email:
Caitlyn_Duran@baylor.edu



PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Carolyn Muska
Carolyn Muska
Director of Professional Development

Project manager for career fairs, workshops and mock interviews. Assists students with job search management.

Education:
Master of Science in Higher Education & Student Affairs, Baylor University, 1998
Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Systems, Baylor University, 1990

Professional Experience:
Director of Professional Development, Office of Career and Professional Development, Baylor University, 1988 - present
Coordinator, Student Financial Aid, Baylor University, 1985-1988

Phone: (254) 710-8668
Office: Sid Rich, Room 141
Email: Carolyn_Muska@baylor.edu





Nick Haynes
Career Advisor

Assists students in their career development. Critiques résumés and provides job search assistance for internships and full-time employment.

Education:
Master of Social Work, Baylor University, 2010
Bachelor of Arts, International Studies Major, French Minor, Baylor University, 2004

Professional Experience:
Case Manager, Mission Waco, 2014
Candidate for the Office of U.S. Representative, Texas Congressional District 17, 2013-2014
Social Worker, VA Medical Center, 2012-2013
Social Worker, Providence Health Center, 2010-2012

Phone: (254) 710-3771
Office: Sid Rich, Room 137
Email: Nick_Haynes@baylor.edu





Terri Morris
Career Advisor

Assists students in their career development. Critiques résumés and provides job search assistance for internships and full-time employment.

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Education, Baylor University, 1985

Professional Experience:
Asst. Director, Baylor Parents Network, 2012-2013
Teacher, G/T and Reading Specialist, Midway ISD, 1985-1989, 1991-2011

Phone: (254) 710-8521
Office: Sid Rich, Room 141
Email: Terri_B_Morris@baylor.edu





Cassandra Thompson
Professional Development Assistant

Assists students in their career development. Critiques résumés and provides job search assistance for internships and full-time employment.

Education:
Master's Candidate in Higher Education & Student Affairs, Baylor University
Bachelor of Science in Business Management, Biola University, 2004

Phone: (254) 710-3771
Office: Sid Rich, Room 124.02
Email: Cassandra_Thompson@baylor.edu



EMPLOYER RELATIONS


Kevin Nall
Kevin Nall
Director of Employer Relations

Develops relationships with companies who want to hire Baylor students. Actively supports Hankamer School of Business, student athletes, and alumni with experience.

Education:
Master of Business Administration, Baylor University 1996
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Baylor University 1990

Professional Experience:
Director of Employer Relations for Office of Career and Professional Development, Baylor University, 1998 - Present
Financial Analyst, Raytheon, 1996 - 1998
Admissions, Baylor University, 1993 - 1994
University Relations, Baylor University, 1990 - 1993

Phone: (254) 710-8522
Office: Sid Rich, Room 142
Email: Kevin_Nall@baylor.edu





Michelle Cohenour
Assistant Director of Employer Relations

Provide consultation with employers to create effective, customized strategies for their campus recruiting initiatives.

Education:
Master of Science, Student Personnel Services, Western Illinois University, 2003
Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Eastern Illinois University, 2000

Professional Experience:
Director, Retention & Early-Intervention, University of Iowa, 2010-2014
Adjunct Assistant in Instruction, Career Leadership Academy, University of Iowa, 2009-2014
Student Learning Coordinator, University of Iowa, 2008-2010
Complex Director, Western Illinois University, 2006-2008
Lecturer/Academic Advisor, University of Texas at El Paso, 2004-2006

Phone: (254) 710-8666
Office: Sid Rich, Room 124
Email: Michelle_Cohenour@baylor.edu




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Heather Wheeler
Assistant Director of Internships


Education:
Master of Education, Higher Education, Abilene Christian University
Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Science, Texas A&M University

Professional Experience:
Director, Policy Internship Programs, Texas A&M University
Program Coordinator, Policy Internship Programs, Texas A&M University
Agricultural Science Teacher, Seymour ISD
Agricultural Science Teacher, Midway High School, Sampson County Schools
Agricultural Science Teacher, Cape Fear High School, Cumberland County Schools

Phone: (254) 710-4256
Office: Sid Rich, Room 124.01
Email: Heather_R_Wheeler@baylor.edu



Christie Walker
Christie Walker
Employer Relations Coordinator

Assists students, employers, and alumni with the HireABear program and supports all campus recruiting activities.

Education:
McLennan Community College

Professional Experience:
Administrative Associate - Baylor University Office of Career and Professional Development,
2009 - Present
Registrar - China Spring ISD for 8 years

Phone: (254) 710-8662
Office: Sid Rich, Room 116
Email: Christie_Walker@baylor.edu



ALUMNI RELATIONS


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Donna Sparks
Director of Alumni Engagement

Manages the alumni outreach for the Office of Career and Professional Development; helps alumns with résumé reviews and professional development.

Education:
Master of Science in Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Baylor University, In progress
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, Baylor University, 1993

Professional Experience:
Assistant Director, Office of Career and Professional Development, 1998-Present
Graduate Assistant, Baylor University Career Services, 1996-1998

Phone: (254) 710-8328
Office: Sid Rich, Room 140
Email: Donna_Sparks@baylor.edu



CAREER EXPLORATION

Amy Ames
Amy Ames
Assistant Director of Career Exploration

Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor
Provides individual and group career counseling for students who are choosing a major, re-deciding on a major or exploring career opportunities with a specific major.
Teaches EDP 1101, Identifying Potential Careers.

Education:
Master of Education in Counselor Education, Texas Tech University, 2005
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and minor in Philosophy, Texas Tech University, 2002

Professional Experience:
Assistant Director of Career Exploration, Baylor University, 2005-present
College of Arts and Sciences Advisement, Academic Advisor (Part-Time, Temporary), Baylor University, 2006-2007

Phone: (254) 710-3771
Office: Sid Rich, Room 135
Email: Amy_Ames@baylor.edu




Mandi Canuteson
Mandi Canuteson
Career Advisor

Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern
Supervised by Pat Carney Weaver, Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor
Provides individual and group career counseling for students who are choosing a major, re-deciding on a major or exploring career opportunities with a specific major.
Teaches EDP 1101, Identifying Potential Careers.

Education:
Master of Science, Counseling Psychology, Tarleton State University, 2012
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Baylor University, 2008

Professional Experience:
Career Counselor, Baylor University, June 2012-present

Phone: (254) 710-8251
Office: Sid Rich, Room 136
Email: Mandi_Canuteson@baylor.edu