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The EACE Consulting Team is comprised of nearly a dozen professionals from varied backgrounds across the EACE region. Committee members have at least 7 years experience in the field of higher education, career management, or employer relations (and in fact, have a combined 239 years experience in the field!). The Consulting Committee chair, with input from the point of contact at the requesting institution, will select a team leader and team members whose knowledge, experience, and background can be of most assistance to the organization visited.

The 2012-2013 Consulting Team includes:

Anthony J. Arcieri, Co-Chair, Consulting Committee
Director of Career Services for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University,
Assistant Director for Science, Technology, and Environment, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Office of Career Services, Harvard University

Anthony has 15 years of experience in career development within higher education at public and private institutions, with particular expertise in counseling, employer relations, and program development/management within the context of organizational change. In his current position he oversees service delivery to School of Engineering students and all undergraduates in the sciences at Harvard - counseling, creating and managing programs and events, and developing employer partnerships. Prior to Harvard, Anthony spent seven years with The George Washington University Career Center, most recently as assistant director for career education and employer development. He is co-author of the book Majoring in Success: Building Your Career While Still in College, which is used by high schools and colleges nationwide. Anthony holds a graduate degree in College Counseling and Student Affairs in Higher Education from the University of Delaware, and an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Public Policy from The George Washington University.

Kelly Cleary
Senior Associate Director, University of Pennsylvania Career Services

Kelly has over 13 years of career development experience in both public and private institutions large and small as a counselor, advisor, program manager, and administrator. She currently heads the team of counselors for students and alumni in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Penn Career Services, she was director of Career Services at Stetson University in Florida. She has also worked as a trainer for the U.S. State Department's Irish Peace Process Cultural & Training Program in Belfast, Northern Ireland and Washington, D.C.; a career counselor at the University of Iowa; an advisor for student-athletes at George Washington University; and as a teacher at Marymount International School in Rome, Italy. She has a B.A. in English from Wake Forest University, an M.A. in Community Counseling from George Washington University, and is currently enrolled in the Ed.D. in Higher Education program at Penn.

Linda Kent Davis
Director, Career Development Center and Office of Student Employment, Rhode Island College

Linda has 20+ years of experience in career development at both public (2- and 4-year) and private institutions characterized by diversity of student populations, resources, staffing, organizational structures, and services offered. Presently, she oversees the revitalization of a Center staffed by unionized professionals and support staff who provide a full range of career services to students and alumni and who also coordinate student employment. She began her work life as a career development professional at Brandeis University (12+ years) before becoming director at MassBay Community College where she worked for 7+ years. In addition to her leadership roles within career centers, she has served on/chaired campus-wide committees and boards addressing a range of institutional concerns including: accreditation self-study; retention and enrollment management; service learning; cooperative education/internships; college discipline; and international student services. Linda has her B.A. in Sociology from UMass Amherst, her M.Ed. in College Student Personnel Work & Counseling from Northeastern University, and is currently an Ed. D. candidate in Higher Education Administration at UMass Boston with a research focus on mid-level leadership. Throughout her career she has been active in EACE and has had the honor to serve as president.

Jeanette Doyle
Director, Career Career, Springfield College

Jeanette has over 18 years of experience in career development within higher education at public and private institutions, with experience in student and alumni counseling & programs, cooperative education, employer relations & recruiting, program development and overall career center supervision & management. She is currently the director of the Career Center at Springfield College. Prior to Springfield College, she was the director of the Career Development Center at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), where she has also held the positions of associate director and assistant director. The WPI Career Development Center was ranked 17th in the Nation in 2011 and 20th in the Nation in 20110 for Best Career Services by the Princeton Review. She spent five years at The George Washington University Career Center with a focus on cooperative education and on campus recruiting & employer relations. In addition, she worked as a career counselor/assistant director at Fitchburg State College. Jeanette is a graduate of the NACE Management Leadership Institute and has completed the Colleges of Worcester Consortium program on Tomorrow’s Skills for Today’s Managers. She holds a Master of Education degree in Student Personnel Administration from Springfield College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Framingham State College.

Tom Novak
Director of the Career Services Center, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
Instructor of Internships and Faculty Instructor in the Business Department
Tom has 17 years of experience in the career services profession. He worked at Temple University for 3 years as a graduate assistant counselor and then a career advisor. After Temple University Tom worked as the director of career services at the University of Charleston. Over the past 13 years he has been employed at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. Tom currently holds leadership positions with the Maine College Career Consortium, Maine Career Development Association, New England Association for Cooperative Education and Field Experience and the Sebago Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce. Tom has a BSBA in Human Resources, a MBA in Human Resources, and is an ABD in the Vocational Education EdD program at Temple University. Tom’s expertise is in operating a Career Services Center in a small private liberal arts college environment.

Jean Papalia
Director, Career Services, Tufts University

Jean has been director of career services at Tufts University in Massachusetts since 1998, where she is responsible for the campus-wide delivery of all programs and services involving career development, experiential education, and employer relations for undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni of the Colleges of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering. Prior to her arrival at Tufts, Jean served as the associate director of employer outreach and the director of alumni career services at Boston College’s Career Center (MA). During more than 25 years in Higher Education, Jean has also held positions at the University of Pennsylvania (PA), Colby College (ME), Bentley University (MA) and Wheaton College (MA). Additionally, as a certified Business Protocol Consultant, Jean specializes in presenting programs to undergraduate and graduate students on dining etiquette, professional networking, and business protocol. Jean received a post-graduate certificate in Leadership for Change from Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs from the University of Vermont, and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst.

Donna Cassell Ratcliffe, Co-Chair, Consulting Committee
Director of Career Services, Virginia Tech

With nearly 30 years of experience in the Career Services field, Donna has served in the director role at Virginia Tech since 2003, University of New Mexico (Albuquerque) and King College (Bristol, TN). She has served on and led external review teams, providing reports with observations, assessments, and recommendations. Subjects that Donna presents on include career mapping and advancement, professionalism, work-life balance, applying leadership skills to the workplace, active learning, strategic planning, and assessment. She has also been active in state, regional and national associations and activities, most recently as President of the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers. Donna has her doctoral and masters degrees from Virginia Tech in Counselor Education and College Student Personnel.

Sam Ratcliffe
Director of Career Services, Virginia Military Institute

Sam Ratcliffe, Ph.D. is a researcher, author, and frequent presenter on topics related to assessment and accountability, evaluation, and program review in career services. His dissertation research was a national study of career services director use of CAS professional standards. Experienced in external reviews and consulting for college and university career centers, Sam is also the career services director and a leadership studies program faculty member at the Virginia Military Institute. He is a former EACE and VACE president, represents NACE on the CAS board, and currently serves on the NACE board as college director.

Eric Saczawa
Director of Career Services, Becker College

Eric Saczawa has been working in career services since 1998, holding progressively responsible positions at small, private institutions. In July 2008, he was appointed Director of Career Services at Becker College in Worcester, MA, where he has been involved in upgrading the post-graduate outcomes/data collection process, career services web site, and operation/office procedures. Prior to Becker, Eric held an assistant director position Clark University, and on-campus recruiting coordinator at Smith College. He was also chair of the Colleges of Worcester Consortium Career Services committee from 2006 to 2008, where he coordinated two professional development days. Eric’s career path in the field is unique, having started in a support staff role and rising through the ranks as he discovered his passion for the field. Additionally, the institutions at which Eric has worked include a diverse array of specialties, philosophies, structures, and available resources, providing well-rounded experience in the field.

Marianna Savoca
Director, Career Center, Stony Brook University

Marianna Savoca is director of the career center at Stony Brook University–SUNY, Long Island, NY. The SB career center provides centralized and comprehensive career services to a diverse student body of 24,000 and is recognized as a best practice unit on campus and among colleagues in the profession. As director Marianna is engaged in planning, assessment and evaluation, employer/public relations, resource development, staff mentoring, student advising and teaching. Her professional involvement has included leadership roles in the National Society for Experiential Education, the National Association of Colleges & Employers, the SUNY Career Development Organization, and the Eastern Association of Colleges & Employers. As member and past chair of the EACE Consulting Service, she has consulted for career centers at public and private institutions. She has worked in both small private and large public institutions, and has been recognized with several awards, including the Fulbright Award for Administrators in International Education, and the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service. Marianna holds degrees from Indiana University and SUNY Binghamton, and is currently working on her doctorate


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