Deb served in a variety of career services leadership roles at University of Oregon Career Center for over thirty years first as associate director of the centralized Career Center, then as director of Career Services at the Lundquist College of Business supporting MBAs and finally as director of the Career Center. In each of these roles she excelled at innovative program development, relationship management both on campus and with employers and teaching/counseling, always putting the needs of students first. She also led the inaugural strategic planning process for the division of student affairs as well as internally at the career center. Although formally retired, Deb has discovered that she is not very good at retirement and remains active in the field consulting with the UO graduate students in the applied sciences and leading review teams of career services operations for two major universities.
Deb has had the privilege of serving as president of the National Association of Colleges and Employers and the Western Association of Colleges and Employers where she grew as a leader, led many significant initiatives on behalf of the profession and developed friendships that will last a lifetime. She was inducted into the NACE Academy of Fellows in 2012 as well as receiving a Life Membership from her regional association (MPACE).