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CEO Staff

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Josh Ambrose Associate Dean of Campus and Community Engagement

As the Associate Dean of Campus and Community Engagement, Josh oversees the CEO and OSE. He also coordinates the Encompass Distinction

You'll work with Josh for career advising, competitive scholarship and fellowship applications, and all things related to entrepreneurship. Josh also works closely with community partners to develop partnerships for students and faculty.


  • MFA in Creative Writing, George Mason University
  • BA in English, Penn State University

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Dr. Manuel Ruiz Director of Student Development Programming

As the Director of Student Development Programming, Dr. Ruiz develops programming in areas of leadership and academic programs, as well as aids students with career exploration

You'll work with Manny for career advising, resume and cover letter development, internship searching, and more. 


  • EdD, Northeastern University
  • MA, Montclair State University
  • BA, Montclair State University
  • Certifications in Intercultural Development Inventory, StrengthsQuest, and Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS)

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Dr. Elizabeth Davis Director of International and Off-Campus Programs

As the Director of International and Off-Campus Programs, Elizabeth oversees all study abroad opportunities

You'll work with Elizabeth if you're planning on going abroad. She'll help you pick a program, prepare for your experience, and adjust to life back home after studying abroad. 


  • PhD in Educational Administration – Higher Education, Kent State University
  • MEd in Higher Education Administration and College Student Personnel, Kent State University
  • Certificate of Internationalization of Higher Education, Kent State University
  • BA in Psychology and Spanish, Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Education abroad semester at the Universidad de Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain

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Rich Goodman Associate Director of Career Development

As the Associate Director of Career Development, Rich oversees the development of impactful professional opportunities (such as job fairs) for our students.

You'll work with Rich for career advising, resume and cover letter development, internship searching, and more. 


  • MA in College Student Development & Administration, Shepherd University
  • MA in Teaching – ­Secondary Education, Shepherd University
  • BS in Biology, Shepherd University
  • BA in Psychology, Shepherd University

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Katherine Taylor Assistant Director of Community Engagement

As the Assistant Director of Community Engagement, Katherine facilitates community partnerships and experiential learning opportunities for student.

You'll work with Katherine if you're hoping to get connected to local volunteer opportunities, are interested in applying for the Griswold-Zepp Award, or are looking for tips on getting involved with community engagement. 


  • BA in Psychology, Youngstown State University
  • MA in Community Psychology and Social Change, Pennsylvania State University

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Joanna Hamburg Media and Programming Specialist

As the Media and Programming Specialist, Joanna provides administrative, logistical, and marketing support for both CEO and OSE.  

You'll work with Joanna for if you need help navigating Handshake or if you have questions about work study opportunities. 


  • BA in English, McDaniel College

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CEO Ambassadors

Our team of CEO Ambassadors are peer mentors that are here to help you navigate professional opportunities. They'll use the experience they've gained from their own opportunities to help you figure out your next steps.

No matter if you need want to choose a major, find an internship, or apply for an on-campus job, they're here to help.

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Meet the CEO Ambassadors

  • Carly Critchfield
  • Deonte Freeman
  • Elva Joya
  • Ravi Patel
  • Liv Storer