Wayne Stark, M.A.
Before coming to Wright State University in July of 2015, I served as the Director and Senior Director of Career Services at Sweet Briar College from 2001-2015. From 2008 on the Career Services Center there was consistently ranked in the top ten or top twenty of the Princeton Review's Best Career Services. Most recently in 2015, it was ranked 13th. Prior to that, I served as the Associate Director of the Arts and Sciences Placement Office at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. I was also an Assistant Director at the University of Kansas's University Career and Employment Services while working on a Ph.D. in history. In addition, I have had the opportunity to teach a variety of subjects at the primary, secondary, and collegiate level, and to work at First Virginia Banks, Inc., now BB&T, as their EEO Administrator.
I have been described by my colleagues and others who I have shared my passion and enthusiasm with as a polished presenter, a highly motivational career counselor, and a results oriented collaborative professional with energy and a commitment to excellence. It has been a pleasure to have presented well received programs at regional conferences such as the Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers. Presenting a program at a VACE (Virginia Association of Colleges and Employers) conference and the 1st Annual SoACE conference titled "Tapping Potential In Your Own Back Yard: Forging Synergistic Relationships Between Campus And Community" was an honor. I was recognized by NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) through their acceptance of my program entitled "From Caboose to Engine: Revitalizing, Empowering, and Shaping Career Services to be a Key Player in Student Affairs and Institutional Decision Making" which was presented at their 50th anniversary conference. I subsequently went on to present a national "webinar" based on this program. It has been gratifying as well, to have been selected to serve as an external reviewer of career services at Hampden-Sydney College, and on a personal note, to have had opportunties to give back to the communities I haved lived in by serving on county social services and adult learning and literacy boards. To learn more about me please visit my Linkedin page.