Ja’Net Glover has been named senior director for the UF Career Resource Center.
Glover had been serving as interim director since July 1, 2017, after Heather White stepped down to serve as Dean of Students, UF spokesperson Margot Winick wrote in an email. Winick said Glover’s salary couldn’t be confirmed because she wasn’t in the university’s system yet.
Although Glover served as interim director, or temporary director, for the center for the past eight months, she was selected over two other applicants in UF’s national search for the position, Glover said.
“It’s been surreal,” she said. “A real blessing.”
The UF alumna has spent more than 10 years as a job recruiter for the office, she said. Glover received a master’s degree from UF’s Warrington College of Business Administration in 2010.
Her new position will be effective March 23, according to a press release Thursday. She said she plans to integrate more career development at UF to better prepare students for their future careers.
During her time as interim director this past Fall, career advisers started meeting with students in campus housing to meet them in their own space.
Glover said this summer, the center will have its own front door and a new name, which is part of a $7 million renovation project. It will add up to 10,000 square feet to the current office in the Reitz Union, according to Alligator archives.
“I am very excited about being able to lead the charge for UF in reimagining career services here,” she said.