Assistant Director for Career & Professional Development, Echols Scholars Program

As the Assistant Director for the Echols Scholar Program, Beverly works with Echols students in all stages of their career development. In addition to individual consultation, Beverly works with the Echols student leadership to define unique programs that complement the Echols experience.

Prior to joining the UVA Career Center in January 2016, Beverly was director of the Career Development Center at Washington and Lee University for over 15 years where she advised liberal arts and science students as well as those studying journalism and commerce. She led initiatives establishing alumni-sponsored internships, expanded programs for liberal arts students, and launched the successful Alumni in Residence series. Most recently she served as Interim Executive Director of the Center for Work and Service at Wellesley College near Boston, Massachusetts. Her experience with liberal arts colleges includes roles with Yale University (Conneticut), Augustana College (Illinois), and Agnes Scott College (Georgia). 

Beverly was elected to the board of the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (EACE), served as President of the Virginia Association of College and Employers (VACE), and participated in the external review of liberal arts career programs.

Beverly is an alumna of the University of Georgia and Georgia Southwestern University. She lives in Fairfield, Virginia, with her husband and Ozzie, a cairn terrier, who loves the country-life of skunks and groundhogs. In her spare time she bikes in the Shenandoah Valley and is looking forward to volunteering with and riding in the May 2016 New York City Five Boroughs Bike Ride.

Education

  • University of Georgia, M.Ed. in Higher Education, Student Personnel Administration
  • Georgia Southwestern State University, B.S., Psychology, Summa Cum Laude

Accomplishments

National Certified Counselor, Certified Coach

Certified Career Coach