Kettering has new Director of Cooperative Education and Career Services
It wasn't quite a trial by fire for Tamara Loud, new director of Cooperative Education and Career Services at Kettering, but it was close enough.
It wasn't quite a trial by fire for Tamara Loud, new director of Cooperative Education and Career Services at Kettering, but it was close enough. On the job only three weeks, Loud has attended the Midwest Cooperative Education Institute Association conference, hosted visiting university presidents from AITU schools for the National Commission for Cooperative Education Board of Trustees, and experienced her first Employment Fair.
Seemingly unfazed by the maelstrom of activity, Loud sees her biggest challenge as finding job opportunities for students in a soft economy. "We're going to need to adapt and look at more international programs," she said, "and possibly develop more international programs through Kettering."
Coming to academia from the corporate arena, Loud brings a business-oriented viewpoint to the world of cooperative education. Her 18-year career with EDS included serving as client executive for Electronic Data Systems (EDS), where she was responsible for revenue growth and business development, including contracts with state and local government units. She also worked closely with General Motors and Delphi Energy and Engine Management Systems.
A graduate of Michigan State University with a bachelor's degree in Communications Arts and Sciences, Loud earned a master's degree from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Organizational Learning Center.
Loud has two children, Kate, 16, and Drew, 14. They live in Okemos.
National Co-op Commission meets at Kettering ...
Several university presidents from AITU schools were among the visitors when the National Commission for CooperativeEducation Board of Trustees met at Kettering Oct. 30-31. Taki Papadakis, president of Drexel University and current chair of theTrustee Executive Committee, chaired the meeting. President John is currently serving as one of four vice chairs on the executivecommittee.
Attending the session were representatives of General Motors and Walt Disney World and schools including Rochester Institute ofTechnology, Northeastern University and Miami-Dade College.
The National Commission for Cooperative Education has offices in Boston and is dedicated to advancing and promoting the highestquality, college-level cooperative education for colleges and corporations. For more information on cooperative education, visit thenational commissions web site at: www.co-op.edu.