About Us

Mission

The Career, Mentoring, and Professional Development Center (CMPDC) provides student/alumni-centered career and professional development programs, experiences, and learning opportunities to assist students to develop and achieve personal and professional goals. The Center will implement career and professional development program initiatives through service-learning, employer and alumni collaboration, and outreach on and off the University campus to foster campus and community partnerships.

Vision

The Career, Mentoring, and Professional Development Center (CMPDC)  aspires to focus on creating an environment of student-centeredness exhibiting professionalism, responsiveness, reflection, social responsibility, and collaboration in order for students to realize and achieve their professional potential.

Meet the Team

Lorelee Isbell: Lorelee is the Executive Director of the Career, Mentoring, and Professional Development Center and the Office of Professional, Continuing, and Distance Education. Lorelee and her amazing teams in the career center and continuing education are committed to providing an inclusive student experience that provides access to learners at all different stages of career readiness and workforce development. Prior to coming to Ship, Lorelee worked for Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education Office of the Chancellor for 23 years. She has a well-rounded understanding of and appreciation for regional public institutions. Lorelee holds a Master of Science in Organizational Development and Leadership from Shippensburg University and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Messiah University. She and her husband have five children – two are currently attending West Chester University and one is attending Indiana University of PA. Contact Lorelee at lisbell@ship.edu or 717-477-1348.

Victoria Kerr: Victoria is the Director of Career, Mentoring, and Professional Development Center. Since starting at Shippensburg University in 2013, Victoria loves developing new and innovative programs designed to assist students in reaching their academic and career goals. She is passionate about connecting students to their purpose and developing those interests, skills, and abilities into a successful career path. Previous to Ship, she served as the Director of the Career Development Center/ Undeclared Students at Shepherd University. Victoria holds a Master of Arts in College Student Development from Shepherd University and a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society from American University. Contact Victoria at VMBuchbauer@ship.edu or (717) 477-1484.

Tracy Montoro: Tracy is the Assistant Director for the Career Mentoring and Professional Development Center. Tracy's focus is on individual career coaching appointments and career development workshops. As an alumnus, she is happy to be assisting Shippensburg students with their career development. In her past lives she has been an Elementary School Teacher and a Human Resources Recruiter. Both of which have given her valuable insights for her current role. Contact Tracy at TLMontoro@ship.edu or (717) 477-1484.

Alix Rouby: Alix is the Director of Internships for Shippensburg University. Upon receiving her Masters of Business Administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, she held multiple positions in the private sector before joining Shippensburg University in 2016. After spending three years in the John L. Grove College of Business, Alix joined the CMPD team in June 2019 to assist all Ship students with their internship-related questions and needs, from resume reviews, internship search, interview preparation, to internship registration. Alix also oversees the Raider Ready Professional Clothes Closet which provides interview outfits to all Ship students at no cost. She is currently enrolled in the Masters of Science in Counseling, College Student Personnel, and is looking forward to officially becoming a Raider when she completes the program. Contact Alix at AJRouby@ship.edu or (717) 477-1484.

Ashley Kerr: Ashley is a Graduate Assistant Career Counselor for the Career, Mentoring, and Professional Development Center. She provides counseling to undergraduate and graduate students on resumes, cover letters, and interview preparation. She enjoys guiding students to their fullest potential. She received her undergrad from Shippensburg University, coming back to complete her master’s in social work. Contact Ashley at AK9899@ship.edu or (717) 477-1484.

Roneka Jones: Roneka is the Graduate Assistant Career Counselor for the  Career, Mentoring, and Professional Development Center. She works with students on their resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, and graduate school applications. She loves helping students maximize their highest potential. Roneka holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Shippensburg University. Currently, she is enrolled in the Masters of Science in Student Affairs and College Counseling and is awaiting the day to work with students full-time in completion of this program. Contact Roneka at rj2763@ship.edu or (717) 477-1484.