Ph.D. Educational Leadership & Policy, 2019
University of Utah
M.A. Professional Studies: Student Affairs, 2012
B.S. Secondary Education, English Teaching, 2008
B.A. English, Literature, 2007
East Stroudsburg University
NACE Leadership Advancement Program Graduate (2017)
Gallup Certified Strengths Coach (2016)
NACE Management Leadership Institute Graduate (2015)
NACE Career Coaching Intensive Certification (2015)
Kelly has over 10 years of experience in higher education and the K-12 sector. As the Executive Director for the Office of Career & Professional Development at the University of Redlands, Kelly oversees the integration of career education across campus, with the goal of creating an ecosystem for career development at the University. Kelly comes to the University of Redlands from the University of Utah, where she served as associate director for counseling services and operations in the Career and Professional Development Center. In this role, Kelly supervised a team of 10 career coaches, overseeing the hiring, onboarding, and training of the career coaching team. Kelly also set the overall strategy for outreach to academic departments and senior/administration to build institutional support. Previously at the University of Utah, Kelly served as the Assistant Director for Programming and prior to that she served as a career counselor.
Prior to getting her start in Student Affairs, Kelly gained experience as an Educator in the MD Public School System, as well as a researcher at an elite Pediatric Research Institute in MD.
Areas of Expertise
Staff development, leadership training, career center transformation, change management, strategic planning, strengths based theory, management training and coaching, career education, teaching, resume writing, job search strategies, networking, mentorship, salary negotiation, and event planning.
Associate Director for Career Strategy & Integration
M.A. in Education: School Counseling, College Emphasis, University of Redlands, July 2017
B.A. in English, minor: Business Administration, University of Oregon, June 2009
Lauren earned her M.A. Ed. in School Counseling with an emphasis on College Student Affairs in 2017. While completing her degree, she served on the School of Education Student Advisory Board, interned for Academic Success and Disability Services, and received the Outstanding Counseling Student Award. Prior to becoming a Bulldog, Lauren earned her B.A. in English at University of Oregon and traveled across the United States as an outdoor recreation and experiential learning educator. She is passionate about utilizing her experiential knowledge to assist students in understanding themselves in relation to the world of work and connecting them with opportunities to enhance their professional abilities.
Lauren has counseled young adults and adolescents on setting meaningful goals that build self-efficacy, strengthen social relationships, and increase career opportunities. She has advised the student-led club, Active Minds, in advocating for mental health awareness on campus. Lauren has assisted college students with academic planning and registration, and has worked with at-risk students to strengthen skills and achieve good academic standing. In September 2017, she was a returning presenter on the topics of leadership communication and interview etiquette for Expanding Horizons: The Next Chapter College and Career Readiness Conference for Foster, Homeless, and Unaccompanied Youth. Lauren is an active member of NACADA, and looks forward to becoming more involved with NACE, engaging the professional community and contributing to University of Redlands.
Thomas Guzowski, U of R Employee
Assistant Director of Marketing
Thomas Guzowski has managed the Office of Career & Professional Development marketing and communication needs since January 2020. He has a BFA in Graphic Design and over 10 years of marketing experience in the nonprofit sector. Outside the office, you’ll find him walking his adopted pups, whom he considers his true friends.