SHU Welcomes New Career Education Director

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Sacred Heart University has a new director of career education, Amanda Shaw of Fairfield. 

Shaw will be responsible for planning and executing services at the Center for Career & Professional Development, as well as programs, resources and student engagement strategies for the College of Health Professions. This will include undergraduates, graduates and select alumni. 

She also will support the career center’s additional, campus-wide initiatives, working with the career team to serve other academic programs. She will serve internal and external constituents, contributing to the achievement of recruitment and retention goals and other strategic priorities. She will teach a section of the first-year experience program. 

Shaw previously was assistant director in the office of career planning at Russell Sage College in Troy and Albany, NY, from July 2015 to October 2017. Following that, she was promoted to associate director at Russell Sage College. 

Shaw earned her bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from William Smith College, in Geneva, NY, where she minored in political science and French and Francophone studies. She obtained her master’s degree in education and college student services administration from The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. 

“I am very excited to join the vibrant Center for Career & Professional Development at SHU, working specifically with our health professions students and alumni,” said Shaw. “I look forward to being a part of the SHU community and helping prepare our students to lead meaningful and successful lives after college.”

Shaw will report to Keith Hassell, the executive director of career and professional development. 


About Sacred Heart University

As the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, and one of the fastest-growing in the U.S., Sacred Heart University is a national leader in shaping higher education for the 21st century. SHU offers nearly 90 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its Fairfield, Conn., campus. Sacred Heart also has satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland and offers online programs. More than 9,000 students attend the University’s nine colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences; Communication, Media & the Arts; Social Work; Computer Science & Engineering; Health Professions; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education & Human Development; the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology; the Dr. Susan L. Davis, R.N., & Richard J. Henley College of Nursing; and St. Vincent’s College. Sacred Heart stands out from other Catholic institutions as it was established and led by laity. The contemporary Catholic university is rooted in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, and at the same time cultivates students to be forward thinkers who enact change—in their own lives, professions and in their communities. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its Best 387 Colleges–2022 Edition, “Best Northeastern” and Best Business Schools–2022 Edition. Sacred Heart is home to the award-winning, NPR-affiliated radio station, WSHU, a Division I athletics program and an impressive performing arts program that includes choir, band, dance and theatre. www.sacredheart.edu


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