“Being able to build the foundation of connecting students, faculty, staff, alumni, and employers within the fine and performing arts, media, and entertainment industries is an accomplishment for which I am most proud,” said Jenny Roxas, former career development specialist, who recently departed SUNY Oswego to become the assistant director of Career Catalysts at Stanford University.

Roxas began her new role at Stanford earlier this month. Excited to be closer to home and her family, she looks forward to tackling diversity and inclusion initiatives and handling Stanford’s large-scale event programs with alumni and students for career related programs. In charge of the Stanford Alumni Mentoring (SAM) program, Roxas will also be working with specific cohorts to provide curriculum development, experiential learning opportunities, and tailored programming.

Roxas is thankful for the opportunity that SUNY Oswego and her supervisor, Gary Morris, provided her. “I was given the opportunity and freedom to thrive and grow, create programs and be recognized for my work,” she added.

A mentor of Roxas’ upon her arrival in 2015, Howard Gordon, executive assistant to the president and Oswego alumnus, recalls how she had an immediate impact at SUNY Oswego. “Jenny cared about the work of others and was always asking how she could get involved or be more helpful to students,” he said. “We wish Jenny the best at Stanford and know she will continue to be a leader in her field."