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Contact information for CES

Students may schedule appointments with a career advisor by calling the corresponding telephone number below.

100 Holtz Hall
Manhattan KS 66506-1701
Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
785-532-6506 Phone
785-532-6802 Fax
  • Closed between Christmas and New Year's Day  


Job openings with CES

CES Advisors/college liaisons

College of Agriculture
Mary Ellen Barkley, Assistant Director

Mary Ellen serves as liaison to the College of Agriculture.  She has a bachelor's in psychology from Washington State University and a master's in college student personnel services from K-State.  She has worked for CES for over 10 years.

Colleges of Architecture, Planning, & Design and Human Ecology
Dana Nordyke , Assistant Director
Dana serves as the liaison to the Colleges of Human Ecology and Architecture Planning and Design. Dana received a bachelor's in business administration and a master's in counseling and student development from K-State and is pursuing a PhD in student affairs in higher education.
Stefan Yates, Area Assistant
Stefan Yates is an Administrative Specialist working with the Colleges of Agriculture, Architecture, Planning, and Design, and Human Ecology. He has a bachelor's in social sciences from Kansas State University and is pursuing a master's in college student development. Stefan has been with CES since 2011.
College of Engineering
Leah Adeniji, Assistant Director
Leah serves as the liaison to the College of Engineering. Leah received a bachelor's in communication, a master's in business administration, and a master's in change management from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Prior to coming to CES, Leah worked with Fortune 500 clientele and provided career development and counseling to business professionals, college, and high school students.
Mary Ewing, Area Assistant
Mary Ewing is a Senior Administrative Specialist working with the Colleges of Engineering and Arts & Sciences. She has a bachelor's in restaurant management from K-State. Mary has been with CES since 2006.
College of Business Administration
Joy Hill, Associate Director
Joy serves as the liaison to the College of Business Administration. She has a bachelor's and master's degree from Colorado State University, and has worked at CES since 2008. Joy is currently pursuing a Ph.D in counseling and student development.
Colleges Arts & Sciences and Education
LaToya Farris, Assistant Director
LaToya is the liaison for the Colleges of Arts & Sciences and Education undergraduates. She has worked at CES since 2004. She assists with advising students on career related issues. LaToya received her bachelor's in social work and master's in college student personnel from K-State.
Alison Sotkovski, Area Assistant
Alison is a Senior Administrative Specialist working with the Colleges of Business and Education.  She has been with CES since 2001.
College of Technology and Aviation - Salina Campus
Danielle Brown, Career Advisor
Danielle serves as the Career Advisor for the Salina campus. She has a bachelor's in Political Science and a MBA. Danielle has served in an advising capacity on the Salina campus for three years.
Graduate Students and Alumni

Angela Hayes, Assistant Director

Schedule an appointment (Graduate Students A&SC, EDUC)

Schedule an appointment (Alumni)

Angela focuses on career services programming for graduate students and alumni. She has a bachelor's degree in psychology, a master's degree in industrial/organizational psychology and a PhD in professional coaching and human development.

Additional Advising Staff

  TBA, Career Development Coordinator
The Career Development Coordinator focuses on the career advising needs of first-year students, walk-ins, and coordinating for student outreach. The CDC also manages the visitor services area and assists students in finding part-time employment.
  Jorge Piocuda, Graduate Assistant

Savannah Nulton , Graduate Assistant

  Eric Moy , Graduate Assistant


Programs and Services

Employer Relations

Allie Teagarden, Employer Relations Coordinator

Client Manager: Employers K-Z

Outreach Focus: Manhattan area and midwest, including Texas

Allie serves as an Employer Relations Coordinator for CES. She received a bachelor's degree in Apparel and Textiles from K-State, and minors in Leadership Studies and Business. She has worked at CES since 2011.


Anthony YBarra, Employer Relations Coordinator

Client Manager: Employers A-J

Outreach Focus: Kansas City and state of Kansas

As an Employer Relations Coordinator, Anthony is out there working to develop and strengthen relationships between businesses and K-State. Anthony has a bachelor's from Kansas State in Human Resources. Anthony began at Kansas State in 2011 after working for The Kansas Department of Commerce and The Library of Congress.

Debbie Owens, On-Campus Interview Coordinator
Debbie is responsible for scheduling recruiting visits for employers and oversees on-campus interview processes. Debbie has been with CES since 2001.
Debbie Guillen, Project Manager
Debbie Guillen coordinates all the career fairs that CES sponsors throughout the academic year. She has been with CES since 2004.

Administration staff

Kerri Day Keller, Director
Kerri directs the center’s overall operations. She has a PhD from K-State, a bachelor's degree in psychology/social work and master’s in student personnel. She has worked in career services for over 20 years at universities in IN, OH, NC, MO and KS.
Sharon Fritzson, Director's Assistant
Sharon supports the director's area and also takes care of the accounts for the center.  She has an associate's degree in accounting and has worked for CES since 2001.
Jami Clark, Office Manager
Jami serves as the center's human resource liaison and helps coordinate and support office operations.  Jami received her bachelor's in business administration from K-State.  She has worked at CES since 1998.
Dawn Wall, Technology Coordinator
Dawn manages the center's computer systems and administers the center's website. She has worked at CES since 1995. Dawn has a bachelor's in secondary education from K-State.
Paraprofessionals and Interns
Ashley Bailey, Marketing Intern
Jessica Bauerle, CES Paraprofessional
Courtney Cox, Data Entry Assistant
Cassidy Fowles, Special Events Intern
Hannah Loftus, Graphics Design Intern
Jesse Muller, CES Paraprofessional
Clint Newton, CES Paraprofessional
Reggie Phelps, CES Paraprofessional
Heather Stos, CES Paraprofessional
















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