Professional Portrait Photo of Gail Rooney, Associate Dean, Leadership and Career Development; Director, The Career Center


Ph. D. in Counseling Psychology, University of Illinois - Champaign-Urbana
Master of Science in Counseling Psychology - George Williams College
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science - University of Colorado-Boulder

Campus Affiliations

Illinois Leadership Coordinating Committee
Career Services Council
Student Affairs Department Heads
Associate and Assistant Deans Network

Professional Memberships

National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
National Career Development Association (NCDA)
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers (MwACE)
Society for Vocational Psychology (SVP)
National Career Benchmarking Affiliates
University Network - National Benchmarking Colleagues


Dave Bechtel Award - Outstanding Career Services Professional
J. W. Paquette Superior Leadership Award - Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers

Fun Fact

I love NASCAR Racing and college basketball!

What do you like best about your job?

I love working with the outstanding staff at The Career Center that care about students and offer innovative services and programs that make a difference! I love demonstrating that we make a difference in career outcomes of students. Helping students find their passion and life path is the heart of my work.