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William Peace University Names Kathleen A. Monroe Assistant Director of Career Services

Four-Year Baccalaureate University Adds Staff Member to Assist Students with Career Exploration

Raleigh, NC, December 24, 2011 --( William Peace University (, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Kathleen A. Monroe has been named assistant director of career services, where she will be responsible for assisting students with career exploration, intern possibilities and searches for employment or graduate school opportunities. With more than four years of higher education experience, Monroe will teach students how to network, articulate their strengths during interviews, write resumes and manage conflict in the workplace. Other duties will include visiting internship sites to strengthen their partnership with William Peace University, developing relationships with new sites to offer more opportunities to students, hosting job fairs for students and planning events such as Career Connections, a networking activity.

“I love working in the career services department at William Peace University, because the intimate nature of the campus offers me the ability to support and challenge students to develop and obtain their goals on a personal level,” said Monroe. “When students can connect their academic experience with a career path, they feel motivated to continue their studies and earn their degree, which is a benefit for the community at large as well as themselves.”

“Kathleen is a strong believer in helping students develop holistically, which will be an asset as we work to retain and grow our graduating classes,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “She will be involved in assisting William Peace University students with success planning, leadership development, and learning how to manage through transitions and trials, all of which are beneficial skills needed outside of the classroom.”

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- Monroe earned a Bachelor of Science in business from Indiana University in Fort Wayne and a Master of Education in student personnel administration in higher education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

- She is a member of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and recently joined the Triangle Society for Human Resource Management (TSHRM).

- A native of Fort Wayne, Monroe resides in north Raleigh with two adopted dogs.

About William Peace University:
William Peace University is located in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina. It was founded in 1857 as Peace Institute, offering education for boys and girls in primary grades and to women from high school to college. Peace, an all women’s college, became a four-year baccalaureate college and graduated its first bachelor’s students in August of 1996. Peace began offering coeducational evening courses through the William Peace School of Professional Studies in 2009. In 2011, Peace College transitioned to William Peace University and will begin admitting male students to its day program in fall 2012. Its mission is to prepare students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. On average, more than 90 percent of the university’s graduates are placed in jobs or graduate school within one year of graduation. For more information, please visit

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