Jillian McKernan-Walley

Director, Center for Career Excellence Center for Career Excellence
Jillian McKernan-Walley

A 1993 graduate of St. Lawrence, Jillian is the Senior Associate Director for Laurentian Connections with University Advancement.  She is involved in both on-campus and off-campus career programming efforts and works closely with Career Services on various initiatives.  Jillian’s work focuses on alumni-to-student career programming that highlights the power and breadth of the Laurentian network, and she assists alumni and students in identifying connections that may be useful in building their own professional networks.  She brings 25 years of experience working in career development and alumni engagement within higher education. 

After serving on the Alumni Executive Council in 2010, Jillian returned to St. Lawrence in 2011 as a staff member in Career Services focusing on student and alumni career advising, as well as alumni engagement and events. She graduated magna cum laude with a double major in history and philosophy, and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, and served as class secretary.  After receiving her master’s degree from Binghamton University in 1995, she remained there for 15 years working in roles directly related to career and alumni development in both the general career center and the School of Management.

Jillian lives in Hannawa Falls with her husband, Gleason, and daughter, Emma ’21.





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