About the Speaker
Sam Ratcliffe, Ph.D. is a consultant, researcher, author, and frequent presenter on topics related to assessment and accountability in career services.
A former president of both the Virginia (VACE) and Eastern (EACE) Associations of College and Employers, Sam received the distinguished service award from both organizations. He has served on the board of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) as College Director, Vice President-College, and President. Sam also provided career services expertise for ten years as a member of the board of director for the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS). Sam has also been a faculty member for leadership studies courses and director of career services at VMI for many years.
Sam is a thought leader and influencer on multiple national issues including accountability, external review processes, leadership development, advocacy, outcomes assessment, professional standards, and career services practitioner competencies. He has been consistently recognized as a top visionary and forward thinking leader in the profession.
Sam is also one of 35 members of the prestigious NACE Academy of Fellows. This recognition is for his leadership and excellence of contributions in the areas of leadership development, professional standards, practitioner competencies, assessment, external review protocols, career readiness and post-graduate career outcomes.