Samantha Wilson, '91
Samantha has served Aggies since 1992, working as an Assistant Scholastic Supervisor for the Athletic Department, the Undergraduate Advisor for the College of Science, and the Premedical/Predental Advisor for Professional School Advising. Samantha joined the Career Center in 1999 as the first Sciences Career Coordinator and throughout the past two decades has held numerous leadership roles, including the Assistant Director for Career Coordinators, the Director of Employment Services, the Director of Campus Programs, and the Associate Executive Director. Samantha is currently the Executive Director of the Career Center, leading career services and helping Aggies to pursue their dream jobs. Samantha earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Texas A&M University, has presented regionally and nationally on a variety of career development topics, and has had the honor of being both a Fish Camp and a Howdy Camp Namesake.
Associate Director, Career Education
Patricia has been affiliated with Texas A&M and the Career Center for over 30 years. With a passion for career development, her niche involves assisting and directing students toward their career aspirations. Her life-long pursuit is for quality and enlightened Education evidenced by her certification as a secondary business teacher. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Education from Delta State University. During her tenure at A&M, she has pursued continuing education coursework in Human Resources Development. Her previous experiences have involved counseling and teaching in high school and proprietary, business school settings with retail sales and product marketing in the business sector.
Roland Block, '92
Associate Director, Experiential Education and Engineering
Roland graduated from Texas A&M with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He joined the Career Center in March 2017 following a 20+ year career in the Medical Device Industry. With a passion for innovation, Roland has commercialized 100+ new products, received multiple patents, and was the R&D Project Manager and Marketing Product Manager concurrently for products grossing $250+ Million. Roland progressed from Product Engineer to R&D Project Manager, Product Manager, and ultimately Director of Global Marketing. Roland returned to Aggieland to give back to the University he loves dearly. By working hand in hand with Industry, Faculty, and Students, Roland and the Engineering Career Services Team is committed to promoting career learning & development, to empowering Aggie engineers to realize their potential, and to establishing A&M as a preferred source for engineering talent.
Dr. Anne Blum, '82
Director, Professional School Advising
Dr. Anne Blum began working in the health professions field in 1994 following graduating with a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration. Dr. Blum began pre-veterinary advising in 2010 and works specifically with the TAMU Veterinary School to ensure Aggie students have the most current information available in order to be a competitive applicant to veterinary school.
Lisa Burton, '10
Associate Director, Employment Services
Previously serving juniors and seniors in Mays Business School, Lisa now focuses on developing effective recruiting strategies with employers. She is actively involved in the American Business Women’s Association and serves as the campus advisor. Prior to joining the Career Center in 2012, Lisa had a successful career in sales and marketing in retail, special events, and nonprofit. Lisa holds a BFA in Radio-TV-Film from Sam Houston State University and an M.S. in Marketing from Texas A&M University. Lisa calls College Station home with her husband and has two adult sons.
Paul Pausky, '78
Associate Director, Former Student Career Services
Paul leads the Former Student Services Team helping Aggies implement networking strategies using informational interviews to understand employer needs and opportunities in hidden job markets. He advocates the use of those same networking resources and tactics for Aggies moving up their career ladder. His 22 years of sales and project management served engineering and operations teams in oil & gas, pulp & paper, and telecommunications. He started the Aggie Resume Library responding to the needs of the Aggie Family dealing with the oil industry collapse in 1986.
Karen W. Severn, '83
Associate Director, Professional School Advising
Karen earned a B.S. in Animal Science and a MPA from Texas A&M. She has received numerous advising awards, including the Presidential Advising Award at Texas A&M. Karen serves on numerous state, regional and national organizations related to advising and admissions. She enjoys helping Aggies pursue their passions and make college a fun learning experience. Outside of work, she enjoys living and working at her ranch in Burleson County, where she raises registered goats and is building her Barndominium. Happily married for over 30 years, she is an accomplished fiber artist and cook as well.
Dr. Michael E. Shehane, '02
Director, Campus Programs
Michael joined the Career Center in 2009 and currently leads the Campus Programs team. Previously, he managed career services and programs targeted to undecided, exploratory students and served as the advisor for Aggie Career Team, the Career Center's career peer-educator student organization. Michael earned a Ph.D. in Educational Human Resource Development from Texas A&M University in 2017, a M.S.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Baylor University in 2009, and a B.S. in Psychology from Texas A&M University in 2002. Prior to entering his career in higher education, Michael worked in retail management, customer service, and sales for 10+ years.
Marilyn Yeager, '94
Associate Director, Graduate Student Services
Marilyn has had a lifelong love of science, which has been expressed in three phases during her career. Her career path is an example of how a science career can change in ways you would not imagine as an undergraduate student. She first conducted marine and freshwater environmental monitoring and assessment for a consulting firm, a state agency and a city bureau. Marilyn then came to TAMU, earned a M.S. in Oceanography, and continued working as a Research Associate in a paleo-oceanography laboratory. Marilyn joined the Career Center in 2005 to help undergraduate students identify, explore and pursue their science career goals. Currently, Marilyn is an Associate Director for Graduate Student Services and provides career services and professional development opportunities for graduate students.