Lauren Albaum, Ph.D.

Executive Director of Career Services

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Lauren Albaum

Phone 863.680.4390



Dr. Albaum creates and executes a strategic vision for the campus-wide career services department including delivering high-value career programs for students and alumni, cultivating relationships with faculty, and expanding on-and-off campus experiential learning opportunities through the development of robust employer networks. With experience at a variety of higher education institutions across divisions of student activities, athletics, advising, career services, and academic affairs, Dr. Albaum is an innovator who creates and implements targeted approaches to support student and alumni career development while improving job and graduate school outcomes. A supportive dream-builder and instructor, Dr. Albaum encourages students to develop their potential by teaching the skills needed to succeed in today’s classroom and workforce. Her research focuses on the relationship between student success, academic performance, and motivation, an engaging subject matter that informs her understanding of collegiate students. Dr. Albaum is a frequent regional and national presenter, writer, and serves in various leadership positions regionally, nationally, and within the local community.


  • Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction - Higher Education Administration, University of South Florida
  • Graduate Certificate in College Teaching, University of South Florida
  • M.Ed., Higher Education & Student Affairs, University of South Carolina
  • B.M., Vocal Performance, Florida State University

Honors and Awards

  • Spirit of the Cornerstone Award
  • Bridge to the Community Award
  • Outstanding Academic Advisor of the Year Award
  • Graduate Assistant of the Year Award
  • NASPA Excellence Award