Catawba welcomes new assistant director of career services

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 11, 2019

Catawba College recently welcomed L. Sharisse Robinson as the new assistant director of career services.

Robinson comes from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she worked for six years.

The first four years, she was assistant director of counseling services for Student Support Services, providing support and programs for first-generation students. During her tenure, she also was an assistant director for career services and career coach, as well as liaison for the school of dducation. In the latter role, she worked closely with the faculty, staff and students to provide programming that prepared future educators.

At UNCG, she was a founding member of the campus organization 1st G, worked closely with the financial aid office, and was a member of the Financial Literacy Task Force. She was a contributing writer to Parent & Family Newsletter, produced by the dean of students. Robinson also taught a freshman transition course and a class for probationary students.

She holds a bachelor of arts degree in communications studies and psychology and a master of arts degree in community counseling, both from the UNC-Charlotte. She also holds the global career development facilitator certificate from the National Career Development Association.

Robinson has been a speaker at the N.C. Association of Colleges and Employers and N.C. Council of Educational Opportunity Programs KNCT-3 conferences.

Originally from Greensboro, Robinson now lives in Charlotte. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching crime shows, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. She said she is passionate about supporting students in their career goals and is excited to join and work with the Catawba College community.