Upcoming Events


Florida State University Spring 2015 Engineering Day
January 27, 2015
FSU-FAMU College of Engineering
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Florida State University Spring 2015 Seminole Futures Career Fair
January 29, 2015
Donald L. Tucker Civic Center
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Conference Sponsors

Association Sponsors


Welcome to SoACE Connect!

The Southern Association of Colleges and Employers is a 700+ member organization of human resource, college relations, and career services professionals representing employers and universities throughout the southeast. Learn more about SoACE.


By joining SoACE, you and your organization can become a part of 15 state regional network of college and university career services administrators and employer representatives for networking; cultural and geographical development; professional development; best practices & trends; consulting services; diversity initiatives; branding opportunities and more!

Read a message from the SoACE President, Jay Killough.

Board Member Nominees

Your Awards and Nomination Committee has gathered nominations from the SoACE membership for all available Board positions. Thank you all for submitting several nominations! The nominees are listed below. The voting process will begin following our conference in December. Now is the time for you to decide who you want to see leading your organization!

  • President Elect: 
    • Stacy Ballinger, Lee University 
    • Mary Mahoney, University of of Tennessee
  • Director – External Relations and Communications: 
    • Charlie Wilder, Mississippi State University
  • Director – Professional Development: 
    • Elizabeth Boggs, Stetson University 
    • Claire Childress, Virginia Tech
    • Megan Morini, University of Miami
  • Director – Membership: 
    • Shereada Harrell, University of Texas at Dallas
    • Alice Jones, Old Dominion University
    • Denise Rudolph, James Madison University 
    • Amanda Walker, Austin Peay State University
  • Director – Employer Relations Knowledge Groups: 
    • Mark Colvenbach, University of Tampa 
    • Kevin Nall, Baylor University

Top 10 Reasons to Attend the SoACE Conference

10. Learn and share new ideas with others around the region. 
9. Consult and connect with experts in the field of career or recruiting.
8. Benchmark with other contemporaries on roles, trends, and expectations.
7. Network with people who share your interests.
6. Become inspired by new approaches to career development and recruitment. 
5. Partner with colleagues in roundtable activities or state association meetings and discuss latest trends.
4. Jump start your 2015-2016 budget with justified new concepts.
3. Assess your personal brand as you network with others.
2. Enjoy the location and the camaraderie with colleagues in the field.
1. “Unmask” your potential and create your new year’s resolution ahead of schedule!

Hosting a career fair this fall?  

Spread the word about SoACE to your career fair employer attendees by including this advertisement in your employer packet/handouts.

Share your talent with SoACE!  Get the most of your membership!  Volunteers are needed for various SoACE Committees throughout the year.  From marketing and communication, to membership recruitment, Knowledge Group leadership, or professional development, there are a number of opportunities for involvement.  To indicate your preferences, please click here to complete a volunteer interest form.


SoACE Members can use the SoACE Kudos program to give a short word of thanks, encouragement or congratulations in our new e-newsletter, which will be published three times per year. Please use the kudos form to give someone a tweet-length (140 characters max) shout out and we'll publish it in an upcoming newsletter.