College Appoints Marc Goldman to Lead Center for Career Development
By Benjamin Pontz, Managing News Editor
Marc Goldman, who has served since 2007 as Executive Director of the Yeshiva University Career Center, will be the next Executive Director of the Center for Career Development at Gettysburg College. According to an email sent by Dean of Students Julie Ramsey obtained by The Gettysburgian, Goldman will begin February 26.
Goldman replaces Kathy Williams, who retired last June after 19 years in the role. Associate Dean of College Life Jim Duffy served in an interim capacity during the fall semester.
“Marc’s experience, knowledge of the field, and passion for working with students came through in both his application materials and his visit to campus,” Ramsey said. “He has played an integral role in advancing and developing the Center’s employer relations, campus collaborations, and technology initiatives.”
At Yeshiva, a private Jewish research university in New York City, Goldman implemented technological advancements such as improving a website called YU CareerLink to reflect the look and feel of a social media platform so students would be able to navigate and use it more easily and developing more online resources to limit the amount of career-related orientation events students needed to attend, recognizing their busy schedules.
Goldman has maintained a blog at Yeshiva and has also served as an instructor at New York University’s Career and Life Planning Program. Previously, he was a career counselor, assistant director, and associate director at the NYU Center for Career Development.
“Not only has the liberal arts undergraduate population been a passion of mine throughout my career of 25 years, but also Gettysburg College offers the small school environment and community I have come to admire at Yeshiva University and a more diverse student demographic in line with my time at NYU,” Goldman said in an email to The Gettysburgian. “The Gettysburg Network of alumni and committed volunteers is also a great bragging point for the institution and an incredible source of education and opportunities for the students and the Center for Career Development.”
The Center for Career Development faces another staffing decision after former Associate Director for Employer Relationships & Internships Dr. Manuel Ruiz left to take a new position as Assistant Dean of Students at Reinhardt University in Georgia. Duffy said that no decision has been made on how to replace Ruiz.
Editor’s Note: This article was updated at 8:24 p.m. with a comment from Goldman. (- B. Pontz)