Central College has promoted Jessica Klyn de Novelo to assistant dean for career development and civic engagement. Klyn de Novelo is a 2005 graduate of Central and has worked at the college since graduating.
Klyn de Novelo worked for eight years in study abroad before serving as associate director of community-based learning for four years. Since 2018, Klyn de Novelo has been director of career and professional development.
In her new role, Klyn de Novelo will lead the career and professional development team, the community-based learning team, the director of civic engagement and the director of sustainability education and partnerships.
Career and professional development helps students connect with professionals and organizations to discover and pursue opportunities to gain knowledge and skills related to career interests. It helps students find internships, careers or further education.
Other changes among the departments Klyn now oversees include title changes and new roles for Cheri Doane and Brian Campbell. Doane, previously director for community-based learning, now is director of civic engagement. Campbell is director of sustainability education and partnerships, adding the work with partnerships to his title.
Rachelle Bahl Talbott also was promoted to associate director of community-based learning. She is a 2011 Central graduate and has experience as an AmeriCorps VISTA, manager roles with the Girl Scouts of America and as a volunteer engagement specialist with the United Way of Central Iowa. She joined Central as assistant director of community-based learning.