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Career & Professional Development Equity Advisory Board


The purpose of the Villanova University Career and Professional Development Equity Advisory Board (EAB) is to critically analyze and advance career and professional development at Villanova. The EAB provides insights and ideas about new and existing career and professional development programs and services, focusing on how they advance the university’s goals for diversity, equity and inclusion. The EAB also identifies best practices for creating inclusive workplace environments which are shared with a variety of organizations that employ Villanova students and graduates.


Chair: Beth Cahill (she/her) - Director, Career Development, University Career Center

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Travis Foster (he/him) – Associate Professor, English; Academic Director, Gender and Women's Studies (Currently on Sabbatical)

Staff Advisor: Maggie Songer (she/her) - Executive Director, Employer and Career Connections, University Career Center

Staff Advisor: Sydney Lobosco (she/her) - Training Manager, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Student Members:

Areesh Adil '23 COE, Mechanical Engineering

Emilie Agras '25 CLAS, Communication

Meklit Amare '25 CLAS, Political Science & GIS: Africana Studies

Antonela Arias '25 CLAS, Economics & Finance

Gabe Donovan '26 CLAS, Public Service and Administration

Jeremy Fernandez Rodriguez '25 CLAS, Computer Science

Jordan Galloway '25 VSB, Accounting

Jose Garcia-Orozco '23 VSB, Accountancy

Lezlie Hilario '25 CLAS, Political Science

Daniel Martinez '25 FCN, Nursing

Julie Mathew '24 VSB, Finance

Karoline Menze '23 COE, Chemical Engineering

Dean Millard '25 CLAS, Political Science

Chris Onder '24 VSB, Management

Calvin Pressley '23 CLAS, Criminology

Greg Smith '23 CLAS, Political Science

Angie Teixeira '25 CLAS, Peace and Justice

Glory Wells '25 CLAS, Communication

Students on the EAB are members of the following student organizations at Villanova:

  • The 13 Percent
  • Accounting Society
  • Africana and Caribbean Villanovans (ACV)
  • American Institute for Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • Association for Change and Transformation (ACT)
  • Black Law Students Association (BLSA)
  • Black Pre-Law Society
  • Black Student Union
  • Blue Key Society
  • Business of Fashion Society
  • Campus Ministry
  • Center for Access, Success and Achievement (CASA)
  • Community First Collaborative
  • Engineering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
  • Filipino American Student Association (FASA)
  • Fitzpatrick College of Nursing Ambassador Program
  • Health-Living Communitas
  • Intergroup Dialogue Relations
  • Latin American Student Organization (LASO)
  • Level the Playing Field (LEVEL)
  • Multicultural Nursing Organizations
  • NOVADance
  • Rays of Sunshine
  • Reaching Urban Individuals By Action and Love (RUIBAL)
  • Society of Women of Color (SWOC)
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Society for Women in Financial Training (SWIFT)
  • Sophomore Service Learning Community
  • South Asian Multicultural Organized Student Association (SAMOSA)
  • Special Olympics
  • St. Thomas of Villanova Day of Service
  • Student Government Association (SGA)
  • Undergraduate Nursing Senate
  • VUnited
  • VU Pride
  • Villanova Band
  • Villanova Cheerleading
  • Villanova Communitas
  • Villanova Consulting Group
  • Villanova Finance Group
  • Villanova Football Team
  • Women in Business 

To get in touch with the Career and Professional Development Equity Advisory Board, please email Beth Cahill at