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Leadership Empowerment Series Part One: Learning to Lead (and Making Mistakes)
Friday, December 02, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM EST
Category: Webinars

Leadership Empowerment Series Part One: Learning to Lead (and Making Mistakes)

Friday, December 2, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:15 pm ET

The EACE Leadership Empowerment Series provides personal and professional development for those who are interested in starting, continuing or pushing the boundaries of their exploration and practice of leadership. During this virtual panel, participants will have the unique opportunity to hear from top leaders in the industry, who also happen to be past EACE Board of Directors members! Learn about their individual leadership styles, advice they've received from mentors and lessons they've gained along the way. Following a few facilitated questions, attendees will have the ability to ask questions. Part two of this series will be coming in March 2023. Details will be forthcoming.


Nathan Elton
Executive Director, Postgraduate & Student Success Integration, University of Delaware
Nathan leads the University of Delaware Career Center and oversees postgraduate & student success integration within the Division of Student Life. He works with his team to integrate and scale career education and preparation, life design, professional connections, internships, career opportunities, and mentoring in the academic and co-curricular student experience. Before joining UD, he held career services and student development roles at Davidson College, Oberlin College & Conservatory, Villanova University, Penn State, and MIT. He has a Master's degree from Penn State and a Bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University.

Jennifer Rossi Long
Director, Twardowski Career Development Center, West Chester University
Jennifer Rossi Long is leading the continued efforts of fostering an inclusive culture of career development at West Chester University as Director of the Twardowski Career Development Center.  She is a proud alumna of West Chester University, with a bachelor's degree in Philosophy.  She also has her Master of Education in Counseling in Higher Education from Widener University.  

Outside of WCU, Jennifer is a Past President of the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers, consults for college career centers looking to evolve, modernize, and/or integrate into their campuses in strategic and meaningful ways, and contributes regularly to KYW’s “In Depth” podcast on the evolving workforce and the impacts of the pandemic on career development.

Tammy Samuels
Executive Director, Career & Leadership for MBA & Alumni AND Interim Executive Director, Engagement and Inclusion, UNC, Kenan-Flagler Business School
Tammy is the Executive Director of Career and Leadership for MBA and Alumni at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC-Chapel Hill. She is also the Interim Executive Director for Engagement and Inclusion effective September 2022 leading all diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts for the Business School. As the Executive for the Career & Leadership Team, she leadsthe strategy, development and administration of the career management, employer engagement, operations, and executive leadership development functions that support all five MBA programs – Full-Time, Weekend, Evening, Charlotte, and [email protected] – and all UNC Kenan-Flagler alumni.  She joined Kenan-Flagler in the fall of 2019 and serves on the MBA Leadership team and Dean’s Leadership team, serving as an inclusive thought-partner for the school with a number of projects including strategic planning, DE&I, process improvement, operational efficiency, and employee relations.Prior to joining UNC, she served as the Assistant Vice President for the Office of Career and Internship Services at LIM College, Where Business Meets Fashion, in NYC.  She provided overall vision, strategic direction, and leadership for the department including the development and modification of experiential learning curricula. With 25 years of diverse experience in higher education leadership and career coaching,Tammy’s background includes Montclair State University, where she served as the Assistant Dean of Student Services and Administrative Affairs for the College of Education and Human Services. Throughout her professional tenure she’s held several leadership positions in both academic affairs and student affairs. Tammy has worked for private, public and proprietary institutions including Duke University, Rutgers University, and Wilson College to name a few.Tammy is a certified HR professional by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM-CP) and received her Master’s degree from Montclair State University, and a Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University. She currently serves as a Board Member for the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management and recently received a nomination for the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Human Relations. Tammy resides in Cary, NC with her husband, three daughters, and their dog, Champ.

Dylan Schweitzer
Assistant Vice President, Corporate Talent Acquisition, Enterprise

Bio coming soon.

Gerald Tang
Assistant Dean for Career Integration, St. Francis College

Gerald Tang has been serving as the inaugural Assistant Dean for Career Integration at St. Francis College, leading the reimagining of the new career center and developing an integrated student career development model at St. Francis College.

Gerald has been working in higher education for over 16 years in various student affairs functions, including career services, admissions, and student activities. Prior to St. Francis, Gerald served as the Senior Associate Director of Operations and Marketing at Baruch College's Starr Career Development Center. Previously, he worked at Columbia University, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, La Roche University, and Susquehanna University.

Gerald received his bachelor's degree in Human Development from SUNY Binghamton and master's degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Gerald is pursuing his online doctoral of education degree in higher education leadership at Maryville University in St. Louis. Research interests include Asian American college presidency, international students career development, non-traditional student career success, and technology integration in career services.

Gerald has been an active member of EACE, chaired multiple committees, and received the Outstanding Member Award in 2020, Tribute Award in 2015, and the Outstanding New Member Award in 2011. Outside of EACE, he serves as a co-chair for NACE’s DEI Committee and on the board for the Career Services Technology Meeting (CSTM).


This webinar is complimentary for EACE members; $35 for non-members.

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