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Career Center gains new space and new partnership with the Center for Entrepreneurship

August 24, 2015

A new physical space for Lewis & Clark’s Career Center is nearly complete and ready for occupancy. Move-in is expected to begin later this week. Construction on the approximately 1,500-square-foot extension on the north end of Templeton Campus Center began at the end of the spring semester, and features of the new space include a roof deck and eco-roof. The area in Albany Quadrangle occupied by the Career Center will now become offices for Academic Advising.

Since July 1, the center has been under the leadership of new director Rocky Campbell B.A. ’00. Rocky is familiar to many on campus through his outstanding service to Lewis & Clark as a volunteer and former member of the Board of Alumni. He returns to campus with extensive experience in private enterprise and strategic management, and he brings a network of business colleagues from around the world.

“We are excited to welcome Rocky on board the Career Center as our new director,” Trustee Heidi Hu B.S. ’85 said when he was hired. “Rocky is deeply familiar with academic settings and has an easy rapport with both corporate executives and college students. We know his experience and skills will serve him well in his new role and look forward to working with him.”

The Career Center helps students discover their goals and interests, connect to opportunities in the community that enrich their academic experience, and prepare for successful lives beyond Lewis & Clark. These services include workshops, visits to employers, networking events, and individual counseling.

The Career Center will draw on these strengths and will expand its activities to include partnering with the independent Center for Entrepreneurship on co-curricular initiatives.

Over the past two years, the Center for Entrepreneurship has become a dynamic educational component of Lewis & Clark, and Michael Kaplan, the managing director, played a major role in the center’s launch and early success. Building on the center’s achievements to date, a new direction has been established for the Center for Entrepreneurship’s next stage of development.

In light of these changes, Michael is returning to focusing on his varied entrepreneurial pursuits beyond Lewis & Clark. “He leaves with our appreciation and best wishes for the future,” said Provost and Vice President Jane Atkinson.