Meet Our Team

Dr. Kelly Dries

Assistant Provost, Professional Development & Engaged Learning

Executive Director, Office of Career & Professional Development

Education

Ph.D. Educational Leadership & Policy | 2019
University of Utah

M.A. Professional Studies: Student Affairs | 2012
Towson University

B.S. Secondary Education, English Teaching | 2008
B.A. English, Literature | 2007 East Stroudsburg University

Maria Williams portrait with black glasses and braided hair

Maria Williams

Assistant Director, Employer & Alumni Connections

Education

M.A. in Education; Higher Education emphasis | 2018; University of Redlands

B.A. in Psychology; Minor in HR Management | 2015; CSU, San Bernardino

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Our Mission

To create a university culture that inspires career mindfulness and opportunity from the day of admission to the day of retirement.

Our Vision

Create a thriving career ecosystem on campus.

Our Values

Growth | We are regularly working toward increasing our reach to ensure all students and alumni have access to reliable career and professional development resources.

Quality |We aim to ensure that our exceptional quality in services and content increase in tandem with our growth.

Collaboration | Relationships are at the center of success and we regularly strive to partner with other driven faculty, staff, students, and employers.

Equity | All persons, regardless of their identity and background, should have equitable access to all of our services and should see themselves within our partners.

Empathy | Without a deep, unrelenting search to understand the experiences of the people we serve, we will never achieve our purpose.

Our Priorities

Offer quality service and delivery of career education to all students.

Enable the Redlands community to tell our story regarding the value of careers.

Embed professional development into the University of Redlands institution.

Increase opportunities for students to connect with alumni and employers.