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Law and Public Service Pathway Leadership Team

Career Pathway Leadership Teams are model community members and leaders within the Career Pathways, who help the Career Advancement Center with mobilizing community members, evaluating services, and implementing best practice career development solutions to support graduates’ ability to prepare for, and attain, productive and rewarding careers. Leadership teams are composed of trustees, alumni, faculty/staff, employers and students willing to serve as engaged, enthusiastic partners to the CAC.

Law and Public Service Career Pathway Leader: Ben Rohde


Ben Rohde

Ben is a student-centered professional committed to helping students connect their passion and abilities to meaningful careers. As a relationship builder, Ben networks with employers and alumni to facilitate opportunities for students to build on their learning from classroom to career.

Ben graduated with a B.S. in Biology and a M.S. in Student Personnel Administration from Concordia University, Wisconsin. He combines 8 years working in higher education with experience in Career Services, Academic Advising, Student Conduct, Title IX, Orientation, Student Activities, Athletics, and Admissions. Most recently he served as the Director of Career Services at CUW and was the President Elect/President of the Wisconsin Private Colleges Career Consortium (WIPCCC). He also taught college courses for 6 years teaching The Freshman Seminar, Career Exploration, and a Graduate Careers course.

External Community Members: Trustees, Employers, Alumni, and Friends


Ally Bain ’12
Skadden Fellowship Recipient
Roger Baldwin Foundation

David Castagnetti ’84 (Trustee)
Founder
Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas

Elyse Danckers
Executive Director
Waukegan to College

Jennifer Grumhaus
Executive Director
North Chicago Community Partners

Gerald Hankerson
Outreach Coordinator
CAIR Chicago

Ashley Lamarre ’18
Ph.D. Candidate, Philosophy and African American Studies
Penn State University

Lisa Ledvora ’16
Law Student
Georgetown University ’22

Doug Adolph London ’07 (Alumni Board)
Vice President
CCS Fundraising

Bill Lowry ’84 (Trustee)
President and Managing Shareholder
Nyhan Bambrick Kinzie & Lowry P.C.

Gia Orr
Legislative Liaison, Director of Community Relations and Resources, Chief Results Officer, EEO/504/ADA Coordinator, Director of Training
Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission

Brian Peckrill
Senior Programs Manager and Vice President
WorldChicago

Rather Stanton ’01
Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder
Legal Prep Charter Academy

Internal Community Members: Faculty, Staff, Students


Courtney Joseph
Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies

Sandra Khouri ’20 (Senior 25)
Major: Economics, Philosophy
Minor: Legal Studies

Deja McClellan ’20
Major: African American Studies

Anne Thomason
College Archivist and Librarian for Special Collections

Affiliate Membership

There are many more people interested in contributing to the Career Pathways than will be able serve on Leadership Teams at any given time, and supporters who want to be highly involved, but are not serving on a Leadership Team may elect to join the Career Pathways as affiliate members. Privileges and responsibilities for affiliates include:

  • Receive regular updates from Pathway Leaders about events and success stories
  • Be invited to offer assistance to students in the Pathways – ways to help may include: event attendance, hosting interns, recommending sites for interns we are struggling to place, or networking referrals; some update messaging will be similar to what is provided to leadership teams
  • Highly engaged affiliate members can be considered as future Leadership Team members

Leadership Teams are limited to 20 members. All key stakeholders (faculty, staff, employers, alumni, parents, students and other friends of the College) are welcome to become affiliates. All stakeholders will receive periodic updates from the CAC; affiliate members will get more action-oriented, community-building messages, while more passive community members will receive outreach messages more appropriate for their level of involvement. There is no limit to the number of affiliate members associated with leadership teams, and key stakeholders are welcome to join multiple pathways as affiliate members. Join a Career Pathway as an affiliate.

Check out the Law and Public Service Career Pathway