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The University of Alabama

Jerry Paschal Named UA Career Center Executive Director

Jerry L. Paschal

Jerry L. Paschal

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Jerry L. Paschal has been named executive director of The University of Alabama Career Center.

Paschal comes to UA from Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business where he was the career center director.

“We are very pleased to have someone with Jerry Paschal’s abilities and experience directing The University of Alabama Career Center,” said Dr. Margaret King, UA vice president for student affairs. “We are particularly excited about his expertise in helping students explore career possibilities and prepare for leadership positions in their fields.”

Paschal holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Southern Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in education in personnel services in higher education from Clemson University.

“Alabama is a state that has been a leader in diversifying its economy by bringing new business to the state. I am honored to join The University of Alabama, one of the nation’s top 50 ranked public universities. I am impressed by the University’s leadership, by its commitment to providing an environment that fosters learning and creativity, and by its goal to help each individual student realize his or her dreams,” Paschal said.

“Building on this commitment, the mission of the Career Center is to provide students with the resources and opportunities to launch their professional lives. We will synergize career services so that we can build on related strengths within the University. Our initial goal will be to broaden our recruiting base of employers so students can maximize opportunities,” he said.

During his time at Tulane, Paschal developed access databases for tracking employers and employment statistics and worked with existing programs in Houston and New York to help provide students better access to alumni, as well as assisting his staff in developing a stronger working relationship with recruiting employers.

Paschal also served as executive director of the University of Iowa Career Center, director of the University of South Carolina Moore School of Business Graduate Program Services Career Center, and as manager of the 70001 Program, an alternative education program with an employment focus, at the University of South Carolina-Spartanburg.

The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.

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