Staff

Our expert staff is caring, inspiring, and committed to your success and career goals. We give you the confidence, resources, and skills to obtain a rewarding job after graduation by connecting you to employers who want to hire TU students.

Career Center Operations

Lorie Logan-Bennett

Lorie Logan-Bennett, M.A.

Assistant Vice President Career Services, Liaison to Division of Strategic Partnerships & Applied Research
Phone: 410-704-2386
Email: 

Lorie has the privilege working with a talented and dedicated Career Center team focused on connecting students to their futures. This work includes oversight and strategy for external relations, career education, experiential learning and operations.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Strengths: Input, Achiever, Individualization, Learner, Analytical
Hometown: Columbus, OH
Pets: our fun terrier-mix mutt, Chapo (@365_days_of_Chapo on Instagram for anyone who wants to take a look)
I enjoy: audiobooks and podcasts, trivia and word games, running, yoga, warm weather – and hanging out with my husband Chris and teenage sons, Quinn and Aiden.
The most interesting place I traveled: ice caves in Iceland and flying at the speed of sound on the Concord.


Keith Jones portrait
TU Alumnus, First-Generation College Student

Keith Jones, M.S.

Assistant Director, Marketing and Technology
Phone: 410-704-4838
Email: 

Keith and his team of marketing interns help promote career-related events and services to students through a combination of print, online, and social media. He also manages Handshake, maintains the Career Center website, and serves on numerous university marketing committees.

Pronouns: He/Him/His 
Strengths: Achiever, Maximizer, Learner, Responsibility, Consistency
Hometown: White Marsh, MD
First job after graduation: Junior Graphic Designer at Legg Mason
I enjoy: spending time with my wife, Sophie, and two young children, Lorelai and Reed.


Kenya Aguilar

Administrative Assistant II
Phone: 410-704-4842
Email:

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Strengths: Harmony, Consistency, Relator, Discipline, Intellection 
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
Pets: An amazing goldendoodle named Buddha 
I enjoy: yoga, mindfulness, vegan food and social media.


Career Education & Advising

 

Marcy Lightfoot

Marcy Lightfoot

Career Coach – Media, Arts, and Communication (MAC), Liaison to Civic Engagement & Social Responsibility and Military & Veterans Center
Phone: 410-704-5425
Email: 

Marcy provides targeted resources for those pursuing careers in media, arts and communication related fields. She works with students one-on-one regarding career planning tools and exploration.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Strengths:  Input, Connectedness, Woo, Includer, Communication
Hometown: York, PA
Favorite Quote: “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” – Abraham Lincoln
Pets: a dog, three cats, a Guinea pig, and a frog
I enjoy: exercising and attending cultural events.


Sara Harrison

Sara Harrison

Career Coach – Health and Wellness, Liaison to Center for Student Diversity and Accessibility & Disability Services
Phone: 410-704-5087
Email: 

Strengths:  Harmony, Maximizer, Developer, Consistency, Adaptability
Hometown: Lothian, MD
Favorite Quote: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Pets: One stubborn but loveable black and white Paint horse named Dice.
I enjoy: brick-oven pizza, spending time with Dice, reading, car karaoke sessions and being outside.


Tanja Swain

Tanja Swain

Career Coach – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Phone: 410-704-3224
Email:

Tanja works one-on-one with students regarding their career planning and development. She provides targeted resources to students in the STEM fields.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Strengths: Ideation, Arranger, Positivity, Includer, Harmony
Hometown: Graz, Austria
Pets: A rottweiler named Jordy and a 15-year-old, blind cat named Grayson
I enjoy: spending time with my family, hiking and gardening.


External Relations

Manette Zinkand portrait

Manette Zinkand

Associate Director – External Relations
Phone: 410-704-4839
Email: 

Top 5 Strengths: Positivity, Woo, Activator, Arranger, Includer


Sheila Tilghman

Sheila Tilghman, M.S.

Assistant Director of External Relations – STEM and Health & Wellness
Phone: 410-704-3667
Email: 

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Strengths: Developer, Intellection, Learner, Empathy, Relator
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Pets: A lazy cat named Cupcake
Favorite Quote: “There is no passion to be found playing small in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela
The most interesting place I traveled: Nassau, Bahamas


Sidney Pink

Sidney Pink

External Outreach Coordinator – Media, Arts and Communication (MAC)
Phone: 410-704-6093
Email:

Sidney is an artist-administrator that manages employer and alumni relationships for the Towson University Media, Arts & Communication (MAC) Career Community. In collaboration with the MAC Career Coach, he cultivates a college-wide career community through site visit opportunities, network expansion, job/internship obtainment, newsletters, and mentoring.

Pronouns: He/Him/His
Strengths: Connectedness, Learner, Achiever, Discipline, Futuristic
Hometown: Hagerstown, MD
I enjoy: skiing, watching old sci-fi movies and working in my art studio.
Fun fact about me: I perform in a community-based water ballet group called Fluid Movement.
The most interesting place I lived: Japan for 4 years.


Internships and Experiential Education

Glenda Henkel portrait
TU Alumna, First-Generation College Student

Glenda Henkel, M.Ed., M.S.

Associate Director – Career Education
Phone: 410-704-2932
Email: 

Glenda and her team promote and support policies, best practices and student opportunities for experiential learning campus wide. As liaison to the College of Education, Glenda prepares teacher interns for the job search process and coordinates teacher recruitment. As liaison to the Honors College, she collaborates on programs that support undergraduate research and promote the grad school application process.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Strengths: Achiever, Connectedness, Learner, Input, Includer
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
I enjoy: attending/watching sporting events, reading, music/choral singing
First job after graduation: middle school reading/language arts teacher
The most interesting place I traveled: Italy


Laura Knox

Laura Knox, J.D.

Assistant Director, Campus Student Employment
Phone: 410-704-4659
Email: 

Laura works with on-campus student employees, and their supervisors, to help develop and maximize student on-campus employment opportunities and success.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Strengths: Harmony, Maximizer, Relator, Arranger, Communication
Hometown: Reston, VA
Pets: Shadow, the most awesome rescue cat in the universe
I enjoy: musical theater, vegetarian Indian & Ethiopian food, national and state parks, spending time with my husband and four teen/young adult children
My favorite place: Sequoia National Park


Student Employees

Career Peer Advisors

  • Mason Ayotte
  • Lina Aldulaimi
  • Kameryn Brinkley
  • Kourtney Douglas
  • Baasit Kukoyi
  • Lexi Goodwin

Communication Interns

  • Courtney Roberts

Events Interns

  • Fie Klementsen
  • Connor Smith

Marketing Interns

  • Alex Mosher

Student Assistants

  • Gabriel Addai
  • Wynter Benton
  • Tylar Constantine
  • Jada Davis
  • Hailey Feeney
  • Devaughn Manguiri
  • Jessica Montano
  • Nneka Onwudiwe
  • Aaliyah Philippe-Auguste
  • Gabriella Takang