Contact Information for CES

Photo of CES staffStudents may schedule appointments with a career advisor by calling the corresponding telephone number below.

100 Holtz Hall
Manhattan KS 66506-1701
785-532-6506 Phone
785-532-6802 Fax
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* 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 & Design. Dana received a bachelor's in business administration with a minor in economics, a master's in counseling and student development and currently is pursuing a PhD in counseling and student development all from K-State. Dana has been with CES since 2009.

StefanYStefan 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 Assistant working with the Colleges of Arts & Sciences and Engineering. She has a bachelor's in restaurant management from K-State.  Mary has been with CES since 2006

College of Business Administration


 College of Arts and Sciences

LaToya Farris, Assistant Director

LaToya is the liaison for the Colleges of Arts and Sciences. 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 a master's in college student personnel from K-State.

Graduate Student/Alumni Career Services
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Angela Hayes, Assistant Director, Graduate Student/Alumni Career Services

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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.


  College of Education

PhotoPat Hudgins, Associate Director

Pat serves as CES liaison to the College of Education students and leads other center-wide initiatives. Pat received her bachelor's in communication from the University of Cincinnati and her master's in counseling and college student personnel from K-State. She has worked at CES since 2013.


Staff photoAlison Sotkovski, Area Assistant

Alison is a Senior Administrative Assistant working with the Colleges of Business and Education. She has been with CES since 2001.

College of Technology and Aviation -  Salina Campus

Salina Campus


Additional Advising Staff

Photo of JaredJared Meitler, Career Development Coordinator 

As the Career Development Coordinator, Jared is responsible for the career advising needs of first-year and open-option students, walk-ins, and coordinating for student outreach. He also manages the Visitor Services area and assists students in finding part-time employment. Jared has a bachelor’s in Human Ecology from Kansas State University and is pursuing a master’s in Counseling & Student Development. He has worked at CES since 2012.


Jorge Piocuda, Graduate Assistant

Risa Langelo, Graduate Assistant

Katheleen Hosang, Graduate Assistant


Programs and Services

Employer Relations

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.

Anthony YBarra, Employer Relations Coordinator

Client Manager

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.

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

Gaby Armendariz, Paraprofessional

Alex Bright, Paraprofessional

Courtney Cox, Data Entry Assistant

Makenzie Droste, Graphic Design Intern

Emma Montgomery, Paraprofessional

Sterling Muse, Paraprofessional

Megan Thurlow, Marketing Intern

Jacob Winkel, Paraprofessional