In August 2003, Career Employment Services established an Employer Partnership Committee in an effort to seek the expertise of employers to better prepare our students to meet the needs of the current workforce and keep us apprised of current skill sets and other related employment issues.  The establishment of strong relationships with a diverse constituency of employers provides the foundation for a continuous exchange of information, allowing career services staff to keep abreast of current economic and employment trends information very valuable when shared with students, faculty, parents, alumni, and others in the community.

To build and maintain partnerships with businesses in the community that will enhance our ability to provide assistance in the recruiting needs of area organizations and further the career opportunities of students and graduates.

  • Provide workforce readiness expertise to enhance the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the students/graduates for entry into the business community.
  • Keep apprised of current economic and employment trends, skill sets, resume formats and other related employment issues to share with students, faculty, and other community members.
  • Create an atmosphere where productive dialogue can take place to benefit business and college communities.

*Original members

Jodi Beck

O’Reilly Auto Parts*

Jenny Carr

Durham Company*

Sonya Corvey

Reliable Superstore-Toyota

Alan Dixon

St. John’s Health System*

Debbie Kreider

City Utilities of Springfield*

Sarah Davidson

Springfield Remanufacturing Corporation*

Annora Lock

Silver Dollar City*

Jeanne Lutz

Reliable Superstore-Toyota

Jeremy MacLaughlin

Citizens Memorial Healthcare*

Allison Muller


Debbie Moody-Whitley


Travis Morrison

Springfield Remanufacturing Corporation*

Louis Peters

Best Buy