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Staff Profiles

Aasha Gholar- Administrative Secretary

Aaron Kennedy - Student Placement Specialist
Aaron joined Roosevelt University as the Student Placement Specialist in March 2010. In his role, Aaron has collaborated with members of faculty and university administration to centralize the student employment process and establish policies and procedures to ensure students have ample resources on hand and an efficient means of finding jobs on campus. Prior to Roosevelt, Aaron worked for Chicago Youth Centers as a College Career Specialist where he was responsible for the design and implementation of a career-readiness program.  Working with youth from the ages of 7-21, Aaron developed a curriculum based on the Positive Youth Development model (in which he is also certified) to enrich the lives of children heading into junior high, high school and college. Partnering with such programs as Gear-Up, he worked to prepare high school seniors for scholarships. From tutoring to computer software training, through resume critiques and mock interviews Aaron enjoys working with students and has a passion for developing programs that enable them to become successful. Aaron holds a BA in Communications with a minor in Psychology from DePaul University, Chicago.

Christopher J. Willis - Assistant Director, Employer Relations and Internships
Earning his Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis on Public Relations from Illinois State University, Chris is one of the newest members of the Career Development team.  With a minor in Sociology, Chris possesses a desire for analyzing situations in hopes of improving them for those who need his help most.  Most recently coming from Roosevelt University’s Office of Human Resources, he has a strong grasp on what is necessary to assist others, as well as maintaining solid processes & procedures.  He also has many years in staffing, recruitment & employer relations where he has had the opportunity to meet, manage & nurture relationships with various client bases throughout his professional career, including Motorola, UPS, FedEx and Edward Don & Co.