Chris Keller, Bloomsburg University’s longtime director of Admissions, will become the new director of Career Development in late July. “This position is pivotal to the long-term success of our students,” said Dione Somerville, vice president for Student Affairs. “The director provides overall leadership and strategic vision for career development activities, and is responsible for the overall function and operations of the Career Development Center.”
Keller, BU’s admissions director for 18 years, has been an adjunct faculty member at Luzerne County Community College since 1998. Before coming to BU, he was director of admissions at Wingate (N.C.) University, director of communications for Erie County (N.Y.) Legislature, District 14, and a media communications faculty member at Medaille College, Buffalo, N.Y. A Navy veteran, Keller earned a bachelor’s degree from Medaille College and a master’s degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Chris Lapos will serve as interim director of Admissions until a national search is completed for Keller’s replacement. Currently Admissions’ associate director for technical support, Lapos came to BU as Latino student recruiter in 2001 and also served as transfer coordinator and functional lead for ISIS implementation. Earlier in his career, Lapos worked in Admissions at Northern Illinois University and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bolivia. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s from Ohio University. Keller fills a vacancy created by the retirement of former director Carol Barnett.