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September 27, 2011

Steve McGonigle named Executive Director for Career and Employment Services at La Salle University

La Salle University has appointed Steve McGonigle to the position of Executive Director, Career and Employment Services (CES). McGonigle, who earned a BA in Marketing and an MBA from La Salle, will be responsible for all programs, services and initiatives delivered by the CES office.

“I will devote much of my time and focus on enhancing and growing La Salle’s employer relationships,” said McGonigle.  “While it is critical to protect and grow those that exist today, there is a need to develop new relationships with a larger number of employers, in a wider array of industries, who are looking for a broad mix of academic backgrounds in their hiring portfolios.  I’d like for that mix to match the diversity of academic programs offered at La Salle.  I will also work with employers, existing and new, to grow the number and type of internships and cooperative education opportunities available to La Salle students in all majors and programs.”

Prior to this position, McGonigle worked for nearly three decades with AT&T’s Global Business Sales and Marketing organizations. He also worked in the University’s Admissions Office from 1972 to 1980.

“I’ve lived the Lasallian life, as a student and alum, and I see this as the culmination of my life’s experiences with the University,” said McGonigle, who lives in Doylestown, Pa.

McGonigle was president of the La Salle University Alumni Association from 1989-1991, and was an alumnus trustee for the University from 1991-1996. In 1994, he also received La Salle’s John W. Finley Award, given to an alumnus who provides outstanding service to the University.

“Steve has extensive experience in corporate America during his 28 years of experience at AT&T in local, regional and national positions.  Through this combination of corporate and volunteer positions, Steve has many connections in the Greater Philadelphia community,” said James E. Moore, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students. “These connections will enable Steve to lead the university’s efforts to expand La Salle’s outreach to employers for full-time jobs, as well as internships and co-op program experiences.  Finally, Steve will work with all campus stakeholders to craft an integrated system that will enhance the best interests of students – from career development, to internships and other practical learning experiences, to networking, the job search, and employment services.”