Career Services

Meet the Staff

Louisville/Ft. Knox

Sam A  Mannino Senior Director Of Career Services And Alumni Affairs

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.

Whitney Rowland

Whitney Rowland

Employer Relations Specialist

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.

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.

Andrea Ransdell Employer Relations Specialist Career Services

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.

Julia Zalmanoff

Julia Zalmanoff

Administrative Assistant

Before Joining the Sullivan University Career Services team in the fall of 2020, Julia worked in Sullivan’s Admissions department as a member of the support staff. She received her Bachelor’s degree in English from Bellarmine University in 2019, which she followed with a six-month internship in content writing for Playbuzz in Tel Aviv, Israel. Julia is currently studying for her Master’s in Business Administration at Sullivan 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 Head Shot

Kelci Marsee

Career & Student Services Coordinator

Kelci joined Sullivan University in January 2019, and was promoted to Career Services & Student Services Coordinator in November. Kelci has nearly completed her Bachelor Arts degree in Education from the University of Kentucky, and is a graduate of the Disney College of Knowledge and authorized Disney Travel Agent. She assists both the Career Services and Student Services departments with various projects, event planning, and acts as a liaison with employers and community partners.

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).

Andrea Taylor

Andrea Taylor

Employer Relations Specialist

Before joining Sullivan University Career Services team in the fall of 2021, Andrea was a Clinical Manager for Ideal Image MedSpa for 7 years where she worked closely with the public to promote the best version of themselves. She has her BA in Communications from Lindsey Wilson College and is pursuing her MS in Human Resource Leadership from Sullivan University. She is excited to help students and alumni achieve their career goals by developing resumes, performing practice interviews, and career advising.

Ryan Ward

Ryan Ward

Employer Relations Specialist

Work Email : rward@sullivan.edu

Ryan became a member of the Sullivan University System in October 2021! Earning his AAS in General Studies: Business from Vincennes University in 2015; his BA in Music: Vocal Performance and Business Administration from Bellarmine University in 2019; and his MBA from Bellarmine University in 2020; Ryan uses his education and variety of experiences – from funeral services to career services – to focus on helping others. Outside of Sullivan, Ryan is the Coordinator of Liturgical Music and Choir Director at St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church in New Albany, Indiana, where he has ministered music for the past 3 years.