Career Services

Meet the Staff

Louisville/Ft. Knox

Sam Manino

Sam A. Mannino

Senior Director of Career Services

Prior to coming to the Sullivan University System in 2011, Sam was the Manager of Education for Greater Louisville Inc. – the Metro Chamber of Commerce. Sam has a BA in Arts Administration from The University of Kentucky, as well as an MS in Human Resource Leadership and an MS in Management from Sullivan University. Additionally, Sam is a 2007 graduate of the Ignite Louisville program – through the Leadership Louisville Center; a past President of the Kentucky Association of Colleges and Employers; and one of Business First’s inaugural 20 People to Know in Education in 2014.

Jessica Brewer

Jessica Ivey

Employer Relations Specialist

Work Email : jivey@sullivan.edu

Before joining Sullivan University Career Services team in the fall of 2017, Jessica was a Resident Advisor for Eastern Kentucky University Housing and then the Corporate Administrative Assistant for QSR Automations. Jessica has her BS in Psychology from Eastern Kentucky University, and will be pursuing her MS in Management from Sullivan University. Additionally, Jessica has a passion for helping students achieve their higher education goals.

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Caitlyn Ewals

Employer Relations Specialist

Work Email : cewals@sullivan.edu

Before joining Sullivan University’s Career Services team in the fall of 2018, Caitlyn was working as a Youth Activities Coordinator for Disney Cruise Lines. Caitlyn has her Bachelor of Science in English from the University of Louisville. Additionally, Caitlyn has over five years of experience in the hospitality and events industry. She is looking forward to working with hospitality graduates in their pursuit of employment in the industry.

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Andrea Ransdell

Employer Relations Specialist

Before joining the Sullivan University Career Services Team in the Spring of 2021, Andrea was working for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana assisting high school students with career-readiness skills. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Educational Ministries at Campbellsville University. Andrea has over 13 years of experience working with youth and families in the nonprofit world and is excited to help students and alumni achieve their career goals.

Whitney Rowland

Whitney Rowland

Administrative Assistant

Before joining the Sullivan University Career Services team, Whitney was a part of the Louisville Free Public Library staff where she worked closely with the public to promote learning and reading. Prior to that, Whitney was a receptionist at Spalding University’s Library and Residence Hall. Whitney has her Bachelor of Science in Communications from Spalding University.

Lexington/Louisa

Julie

Julie Saifullah

Director of Career Services

Julie joined Sullivan University’s Career Services department in 2006 and has over twenty years of experience in career counseling in higher education and vocational rehabilitation. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio University, and a Master of Science in Human Resource Leadership. Julie is an active member of KACE (Kentucky Association of College & Employers), SHRM (Society for Human Resource Managers) and GLPA (Greater Lexington Paralegal Society).

Jessica Drake

Jessica Drake

Employment Relations Specialist

Work Email : jdrake@sullivan.edu

Jessie joined the Career Services department in February 2016. She acquired her BA degree in Public Relations from Eastern Kentucky University. Jessie’s responsibilities include assisting graduates in their career search by working on resume development, interview preparation, job search techniques, and career-coaching.

Kelci Jones

Kelci Jones

Career & Student Services Coordinator

Kelci joined the Sullivan University Career Services department in January 2019. Kelsey has nearly completed her Bachelor Arts degree in Education from the University of Kentucky, and is a graduate of the Disney College of Knowledge, allowing her to assist families with planning their magical vacations as an authorized Disney Travel Agent. She assists the department in helping students pursue their employment goals during their program of study.

Pharmacy & Health Sciences/Allied Health/Nursing

Caitlin

Caitlin Rivard

Director of Career Services for Allied Health and College of Pharmacy

Caitlin has been a member of the Sullivan University System since 2012. She has served as Director of Career Services and as an Adjunct Instructor for Spencerian College, and as a Project Manager for Sullivan University. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Integrated Strategic Communication and a Master of Arts in Corporate Communication from the University of Kentucky. Caitlin has also completed the Leadership Institute course with KACCS (Kentucky Association of Career Colleges) and joined the board for KACE (Kentucky Association of Colleges and Employers).

Laura Cruz

Laura Cruz

Employer Relations Specialist

Work Email : lcruz@sullivan.edu

Prior to becoming part of the Sullivan University Career Services team in the fall of 2016, Laura spent five years as a Mobile Trade Act Coordinator for the Virginia Employment Commission, working across the state, providing Trade Briefings, assisting adult workers with retraining, job search and job placement and training and auditing local office staff and their Trade Act files. Laura Has a BA in Psychology from James Madison University and is currently pursuing an MS in Human Resource Leadership from Sullivan University. Laura’s passion is helping people define, pursue and secure their “dream” jobs.