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Date: 2/18/2021

Yeaple promoted to director of Maryville College Career Center

Sarah Taylor Yeaple ’08 has been promoted to director of the Maryville College Career Center. She will begin her duties on Feb. 22.

Previously, she was the assistant director of the Maryville College Career Center. She replaces Christy McDonald Slavick, who was recently named the College’s executive director of strategic initiatives.       

Yeaple, who joined the College’s staff in 2016, holds a bachelor’s degree in art from Maryville College and a master’s degree in in talent development from Tusculum University. Before beginning her career at MC, she spent eight years working in business and hospitality management in the public and private sectors.

As assistant director of the Maryville College Career Center, Yeaple planned and developed career development curriculum and coordinated career education for first- and second-year students, as well as professional topics courses for upperclassman, in collaboration with faculty and academic deans. She also successfully launched a Peer Career Coach Program that was designed to engage students and facilitate peer-to-peer learning, manage annual training and ongoing student staff development.

In her new role, Yeaple will support learning through development and implementation of a comprehensive career services program that incorporates development of external partnerships and enhances opportunities for students. She will collaborate with MC faculty and staff colleagues to integrate career planning curricula, administer and interpret career-related student assessments, and enhance student vocational exploration and discovery. Yeaple will also initiate and maintain professional relationships with employers for job and internship opportunities, in collaboration with disciplinary faculty.

“I’m delighted that Ms. Yeaple accepted our offer to become the next director of the Career Center,” said Dr. Dan Klingensmith, vice president and dean of the College. “She has been playing a key role there for several years now, and she has the background and the vision to shape the way we will meet our students’ challenges in the post-COVID world. She knows the power of a liberal arts education and the appeal of broadly-trained employees in the job market.”