August 23, 2004 Vol. IX, No. 1

Javier Hernandez Joins Student Affairs as Outreach Director

Career Center's Adele Scheele, Counseling's Robert Kemmerling Take Careers in New Directions

Javier Hernandez, former director of immediate outreach and the TRIO educational opportunity programs at UC Riverside, has joined the Cal State Northridge administration as the new director of Student Outreach and Recruitment Services.

Hernandez has extensive background in the development and administration of comprehensive recruitment programs, said Vice President for Student Affairs Terry Piper.

"We are fortunate to have someone as experienced as Javier to lead Student Outreach and Recruitment," Piper added.

At UC Riverside, Hernandez served as director of early academic outreach programs and as director and principal investigator for TRIO programs before accepting his most recent post as director of the Office of Immediate Academic Outreach.

Hernandez has served on the Riverside County Department of Community Action Commission, the Riverside County Community Investment Corporation, the City of Riverside Human Resources Board and the Inland Area Writing Project Advisory Board.

He earned his bachelor's degree in sociology at UC Riverside, and his master's degree in educational counseling at the University of San Diego.

Internationally recognized career coach Adele Scheele will retire at the end of August after nearly nine years as director of the Career Center at CSUN.

"I am so proud to have had a wonderful opportunity to create and be part of an enthusiastic and productive Career Center staff," said Scheele. "I've had a chance to practice what I preach and see the visible results."

Author of the bestselling "Jumpstart Your Career in College," Scheele will continue an active lecture schedule and private career coaching.

Currently at work on a new book, "Your Career Begins in College: A Guide for Students, Professors, and Parents," Scheele also is writing a work on how people find their callings.

A search is pending for a Career Center interim director.

University Counseling Services Director Robert Kemmerling retired during the summer after 15 years as head of his unit. He has accepted a position as counseling services director and clinical professor of psychology at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks.

"In and around the classroom," said Piper, "Robert has been a driving force in helping staff and faculty understand and respond to students in crisis. As a director, a colleague and a human being, he will be greatly missed."

Piper also cited Kemmerling's work with the Employee Assistance Program and preventive education programs.

Bruce Shapiro, University Counseling Services clinical psychologist, is administrator-in-charge pending a search for an interim director.

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