Beth Kreitl joined Seattle University as executive director of Career Services on Aug. 1. “Beth comes to Seattle University after seven years of progressive experience in career counseling and employer relations and several years of experience in the corporate sector,” Michele Murray, associate vice president for Student Development, announced to campus last month.
Most recently, Kreitl was associate director of career services at Indiana University where she served on the departmental leadership team, taught and administered career courses, reached out to alumni and forged relationships with key employers. Kreitl has also co-authored two textbooks on career development that are currently in use in career courses around the country.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work for Seattle University because of the shared mission of educating the whole person,” Kreitl said, four days into her time at SU. “It is an honor to lead a talented, passionate group of career professionals as we actively engage students and alumni in the process of discovering and pursuing meaningful careers.”
As head of Career Services, Kreitl will partner with internal and external constituents to meet the career development needs of undergraduate, graduate and professional students, as well as alumni.
In her announcement, Murray wrote that Kreitl’s colleagues have valued “her vision, leadership and professional acumen, and added, “We are excited to have her join Seattle University’s Career Services department at this time.”
Murray acknowledged the search committee for the executive director position, chaired by Alvin Sturdivant. She also thanked Gayatri Eassey, associate director of external relations, for serving as interim director since January.