Title: Assistant Director
Office: Student Union 211
Laura Cessna, M.S.Ed., is the Assistant Director, Career Center and is the liaison for A&S Fine Arts, Health Professions and Summit College.
She has held a variety of roles with in higher education for over 12 years with a focus on encouraging students to succeed through curricular and co-curricular programming opportunities.
Prior to joining The University of Akron, Laura was the Assistant Director of Student Development and Leadership at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) where she focused on providing support in areas of student development and leadership programming, overseeing student life initiatives, and organizing events that highlighted student’s achievements.
In addition, Laura has held a faculty position at NEOMED and instructed within the Professional Foundations and Human Values in Medicine courses. Prior to NEOMED, Laura worked in a variety of positions within Kent State University McNair Scholars Program and the University Partnership Urban Initiative program. In addition, Laura has prior professional experience in the field of social services, with a focus in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disability (MR/DD) case management in Portage County, Ohio.