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Catherine Copeland

Associate Director for Information and Operations Strategy

Catherine has been with Career and Professional Development since 1989 in various roles and with various responsibilities, initially as liaison to the Pamplin College of Business, and currently as leader for IT, assessment, and website administration. She administers the collection and reporting of first-destination data; we ask new graduates their first destination after the undergraduate degree, whether continuing education, or employed.

Catherine welcomes all, and especially LAHS students, to discuss your career interests and goals and how to pursue them. The career center is not just for engineering and business majors! We work with each individual student based on your individual career interests.


M.Ed. Student Personnel Services
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

B.A. Political Science
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia


  • International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC)
  • Adult Mental Health First Aid USA certification through the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Professional organizations and leadership

  • Southern Assocation of Colleges and Employers (SoACE)
  • Virginia Association of Colleges and Employers (VACE)
    • Immediate Past President, 2017-2018
    • President, 2016-2017
    • President-elect, 2015-2016
    • Leadership Award, April 2014
    • Director of Technology, 2012-2014
    • Special Achievement Award, April 2005
    • Director of Training and Development, 2003-2005
    • Special Achievement Award, May 2003
    • College Director 2002-2003 and Co-chair for 2003 Annual Conference
    • 2002 and 2001 Annual Conference Program Co-chair
    • Emerging Leader Award, 2001
    • 2000 Annual Conference Committee