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Pasquarello to Direct Career Services

Pasquarello to Direct Career Services


Nan Pasquarello recently was named director of career services, effective at the end of June when long-time Director John Shirley retires. 

Pasquarello will work closely with academic faculty, other professional staff and key external stakeholder groups to expand and maintain an employer recruitment network while developing and sustaining internships for students and job opportunities for graduates. Additionally, she will spearhead the use of communication technology and effective data collection, analysis and reporting systems to achieve the Division for Student Affairs’ career services goals.

In her current position as the College’s Title IX coordinator since 2015, Pasquarello has overseen efforts to comply with and carry out the federal law intended to fight sex discrimination, which in its most extreme form includes sexual assault.

During her 24 years at Cortland, she also served in the positions of director of student conduct and as a career counselor/technical support specialist.

Pasquarello has completed doctoral coursework in the Syracuse University higher education program. She is a graduate of Binghamton University with a dual bachelor’s degree in English and geography and a Master of Arts in Public Policy Analysis and Administration.

In the community, Pasquarello served on the Cortland YWCA board of directors from 2011 to 2018 and is the current past board president.

In her spare time, she plays flute with the SUNY Cortland Community Orchestra.