Michele DeKonty Announced as Director of Career Development
Revamped Career Development Office Rises to New Level
NEW YORK, May 6, 2011—The King’s College is pleased to announce Michele DeKonty as the Director of Career Development. DeKonty brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in facilitating professional relationships and employment opportunities.
Career Development at The King’s College offers practical career development tools to students. Career Development also maintains an active professional network that students at The King’s College can draw on as they pursue internships and jobs in and outside of New York City.
DeKonty graduated from Regent University with a degree in Organizational Leadership and Management and has spent over 17 years in Washington, DC. While in Washington, DeKonty worked in a variety of senior level capacities. In 1995, DeKonty worked as a legislative advisor to U.S. Senator Jesse Helms, where she drafted federal legislation related to domestic and international social welfare issues.
In 2003, DeKonty moved on to work as an International Policy Analyst for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Two years later, she would serve as a senior adviser to U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, then-chairman of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs. From there, DeKonty went on to serve as Chief of Staff to the Office of Juvenile and Delinquency Prevention within the U.S. Department of Justice. In that role, she managed day-to-day operations for the office.
Through her work in Washington, DeKonty developed relationships with important figures in government, media, and business. As Director of Career Development, DeKonty will leverage her experience and relationships for the benefit of students and the college as a whole. DeKonty applied for the new position because of the College’s excellent reputation and because she is passionate about helping Christian leaders shaping strategic national institutions.
Jamey Nordby, Vice President of Advancement, said, “Michele’s enthusiasm for shaping young leaders is infectious. Her professionalism and her experience serve her well. I know that she will quickly take Career Development at The King’s College to a whole new level. I am very excited to have her on board and look forward with great anticipation as she develops Career Development in the coming months and years.”
The King’s College educates students in the ideas upon which nations rise and fall. With a focused curriculum in the liberal arts tradition, students are prepared to help shape, and eventually to lead, the institutions of government, civil society, media, business, education, law, the arts, and the church. King’s is a Christian college located in the Empire State Building in New York City.
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