CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
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Iowa City IA 52242
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Release: May 4, 2001
Jerry L. Paschal is named executive director of UI Career Services
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Jerry L. Paschal has been named executive director of
Career Services at the University of Iowa, where he will direct and coordinate
career advising, internship, and placement services for students of the Tippie
College of Business and the College of Liberal Arts.
As executive director, Paschal will direct the Business and Liberal Arts
Placement Office and Career Development Services, which will be merged into
a Career Services Center.
"We are delighted at the expertise and energy that Jerry Paschal will
bring to our newly-reorganized Career Services Center. Mr. Paschal's leadership
will insure that we continue our tradition of high-caliber assistance to our
students as they launch their professional lives, and it will guide us into
an era of cutting-edge career services that are second to none," said
UI President Mary Sue Coleman.
According to Nancy Hauserman, associate dean of the Undergraduate Program
at the Tippie College of Business, the Center will streamline the career advising
services for undergraduate students and strengthen recruiting relationships
"Mr. Paschal brings a broad range of experience in career services
to the University of Iowa," she said. "We have enjoyed a very strong
record of career advising and placement. Jerry will help us build on our successes
and expand our outreach to employers and our undergraduate students in Liberal
Arts and Business. It is critical that we look at the organization of our
career service components to insure that our students have access to good
career advising, meaningful internships, and continue to find good jobs after
"Our career service components have previously been distributed among
several units on campus. While we have certainly performed many activities
very well, the intent of the new structure, under Jerry Paschal, is to provide
a more unified and coherent offering of services that will meet the needs
of students, alumni, and employers," said Gary Fethke, dean of the Tippie
College of Business.
Paschal will begin work at the UI June 3.
"I look forward to my move to Iowa, a state known throughout the country
as an innovator in education. I am impressed by the leadership at the University
of Iowa and the strength of the students I met. In addition, the Career Center
staff is one of the most seasoned and knowledgeable I have met in my career.
We will synergize our career services to students and our initial goal will
be to broaden our recruiting base of employers in order to maximize career
opportunities for students," he said.
Paschal has served as director of Graduate Programs Placement at The Darla
Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina since 1986. He
also was director of Alumni Relations for the business school at the University
of South Carolina for three years.
Paschal also managed a federally funded employment and alternative education
program for school dropouts at University of South Carolina's Spartanburg
campus. He also developed and managed the Center for Career Counseling and
Cooperative Education at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., one of the
first co-op programs in the country where liberal arts students moved into
careers in business. He was director of testing for the Psychological Corp,
served as director of Student Services at Sierra Colleges in Los Angeles,
Calif. and was director of Recruitment and Admissions at Central Wesleyan
College in Central, S.C.
He earned his master's degree in personnel services in higher education
from Clemson University and his bachelor of arts degree in psychology from
Central Wesleyan College. He is a founding member of the national MBA Career
Services Council. In addition, during the recession of the early 1990s when
on-campus recruiting decreased at most schools by as much as 50 percent, he
was instrumental in forming consortia recruiting events that were jointly
sponsored by several universities.