Staff and Mission


The staff at SUNY Cortland Career Services is dedicated to providing high quality career development assistance to students, alumni, and community members with an emphasis on building skills that lead to successful career and educational choices.


To serve as a primary resource in developing lifetime connections that will educate, support, and empower students and alumni to individually define and pursue career success.


  • Focus on students
  • Inclusiveness
  • Integrity

Career Services Staff

Michele Baran, assistant director

  • graduate outcomes, career counseling, data and systems

Lauren Christiansen, internship and student employment coordinator

  • student employment, internships, I-9/W-4 processing

Mickey Gibbons, employer relations and recruiting coordinator

  • employer relations, on-campus recruiting, job search

Courtney Mantey, secretary

  • office administration

Meredith Morell, career counselor

  • career counseling, job search, teacher certification

John Shirley, director of career services

  • career counseling, teacher certification