Ellis named first director of new OWU Career Connection Center
Megan R. Sanders Ellis ’05 was named executive director of the new OWU Career Connection Center in December, following a national search. She was previously administrative director of Ohio Wesleyan’s Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship.
In her new role, Ellis partners with University faculty and staff to create a comprehensive and contemporary career center rooted in OWU’s mission of practical idealism. The Career Connection program helps students identify and embrace all of the opportunities provided by their OWU education, understand their strengths, and explore how those strengths may relate to career options, and it provides a guided exit to ensure they are prepared for their first jobs as well as a lifetime of meaningful work.
In her new role, Ellis reports to Natalie Milburn Doan ’03, vice president for University Advancement, and oversees four employees including those from the current Office of Career Services.
“Megan is the perfect person to lead the new OWU Career Connection Center,” says Doan. “In her work with the Woltemade Center, Megan helped to create two new fellowship programs and spearhead the development and October opening of the Delaware Entrepreneurial Center at Ohio Wesleyan University. I am confident she will bring this same energy, vision, and success to her new role.”
The OWU Career Connection Center is a component of Ohio Wesleyan’s signature student experience, The OWU Connection. The OWU Connection is designed to help students think big (understand issues from multiple academic disciplines), go global (gain international perspective), and get real (translate classroom knowledge into real-world experience).
“Through The OWU Connection, Ohio Wesleyan has created a strong foundation to help students achieve their goals,” says Ellis, who graduated cum laude from the University with an economics management major and psychology minor. “The OWU Career Connection Center will help to expand the impact of The OWU Connection with enhanced faculty-driven, career-focused mentorship as well as OWU Connection internships, independent research projects, and other vehicles. I am honored to be part of such a visionary project.”
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