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Staff, Mission, and Values

Michele Baran

Michele Baran
Associate Director

Mickey Gibbons

Mickey Gibbons
Employer Relations and Recruiting Coordinator


Heather Highland Interim Office Asst.


Karen Holcomb
Administrative Asst. I


Vacant, Internship and Student Employment Coordinator

Nan Pasquarello

Nan Pasquarello, Director

Jacob Wright

Jacob Wright, Career Coach and Educator


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

Equity and Inclusion Statement

SUNY Cortland Career Services staff members are committed to promoting equity and inclusion of individuals of all social identities. We acknowledge that biases regarding race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, ethnicity, disability and other identities exist in our society, both implicitly and explicitly. We intentionally strive to identify, discuss and challenge issues of social identity biases and the impact(s) they have on students, employees, and the broader world of work.

Commitment to Anti-Racism

Career Services affirms that it is committed to being an anti-racist office in which we will individually and collectively explore and discuss systemic advantage and oppression. We will collaborate with other departments and organizations on campus to support Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and will participate in anti-racism efforts.