Wake up Wednesday! Opening Keynote Part 2

manny (2)The program Committee is beyond excited to announce our second opening keynote!

Our second opening keynote speaker is Manny Contomanolis also a thought leader in the field of Career Services. We are looking forward to hearing his view on future trends.

Here is a little about Manny to get you excited!

Dr. Manny Contomanolis has more than 30 years of experience in university career services and career development and staffing, and serves as the Senior Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Career Services at The Rochester Institute of Technology.  Dr. Contomanolis is the author of numerous writings including the recent publication, Leadership in Career Services: Voices from the Field which he served as lead author and editor.  Manny was selected by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) to develop and conduct the training of external reviewers for career development centers nationwide and was awarded The NACE Kaufman Award in 2014 and inducted into the NACE Academy of Fellows in 2011.  Manny has also been pivotal in his work on behalf of Career Services Operations nationwide, leading efforts focusing on standardizing First Destination Surveys and outcome reporting in higher education and is working closely with the American Council on Education on these initiatives.

Dr. Contomanolis is considered an expert in job search practices and human capital management, cooperative education and internship talent acquisition strategies, and leadership and resource development.  He is a frequent media contributor (e.g. The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, CNN, Kiplinger, and local and national on-air news outlets) and he is active in national university and employer benchmarking groups.  Manny has taught at the University of Rochester and also serves on the faculty of the NACE Management Leadership Institute and the Career Services Institute.Dr. Contomanolis has also served as the President of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) www.naceweb/org the leading professional association focused on the employment of the college educated.

Manny has a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Buffalo, a Masters in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green University, a graduate certificate in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University, and a Bachelor’s degree in History from The State University of New York.

Be sure to connect with Dr. Contomanolis on Twitter and LinkedIn.  Stay tuned for an announcement about our closing speaker.