Scott Crawford joins Knox as Executive Director of Career Development
Scott Crawford has joined the Divison of Student Development as the executive director of career development.
The new position will focus on facilitating meaningful connections with academic departments and alumni by expanding and diversifying the portfolio of external opportunities for internships; and broadening opportunities for students to interact with alumni through strong relationships with the Office of Alumni Relations.
“My initial priority is to create a robust recruiting program, connecting Knox students with more employers, alumni, and postgrad programs,” said Crawford. “I am interested in meeting as many students and professors as soon as I can, because the better picture I have of what Knox students want, the better able I am to target specific organizations, industry areas and locations.”
Crawford comes to Knox with 25 years of leadership experience in career services from the University of Missouri, Wabash College, The John Hopkins University and more. He received his bachelor’s in business administration and master’s in higher education administration from the University of Arkansas.
“I have always found liberal arts students to be uniquely rewarding to work with,” Crawford said. “I was drawn to this position by the opportunity to work with a wide range of students and alumni in the liberal arts, to help them translate their interests and passions into an expansive variety of outcomes and possibilities.”
The addition of an executive director of career development to the College is part of the Knox 2018 Strategic Plan, which includes the goal to advance Knox's distinct approach to liberal learning. The college will build on existing programs in experiential and immersion student learning to create expanded opportunities, to learn by doing across the curriculum, to acquire tangible skills for lifelong learning, and to prepare to enter and contribute to the 21st-century society and workforce.
Published on April 04, 2019