Annette Castleberry is the Director of Career Services at Lyon College, a small, 4-year private liberal arts institution in Arkansas. During the three years, while managing the career center single-handedly, she has improved access for students, alumni, families and employers, implemented immersive, off-campus programming to connect students with employers, and has developed a two-course sequence of leadership classes. Annette believes in the power of interdepartmental and community partnerships and the importance of prioritizing and managing resources effectively to produce desired outcomes for all students.
Annette holds a BS in Education with Science/Math Emphasis from the University of Arkansas. Prior to her work in Career Services, she served as Assistant Director of one of the nation’s oldest traditional Upward Bound programs, a magnet coordinator in one of the state’s four magnet school districts, and a public-school teacher.