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MS. APRIL L. JOHNSON, Ed.S., NCC, DCC

Dean of Student Life / Director Career Development Center

Email:  aljohnson@bowiestate.edu          Phone: (301) 860-3828

 

As the Dean of Student Life / Director of the Career Development Center, April Johnson manages the direction, coordination, staff supervision and implementation of policies and procedures for the following areas: Student Activities, Student Government, Student Leadership, Greek Life, Student Organizations, Commuter Student Services and the Career Development Center. As a senior team member for the Vice President of Student Affairs, she assists the division in creating a culture of organizational effectiveness, by developing and implementing learning objectives and outcome assessments, working with key faculty and staff to support campus wide student success and retention efforts, and implementing methods that provide personal and professional development opportunities for staff. In addition, she serves as the career center’s liaison to the College of Education.

Ms. Johnson's summary of qualifications includes ten years of experience in Student Affairs administration, policy development, fiscal management, and strategic planning, as well as, 22 years of successful experience in managing, developing, facilitating, and evaluating Career Services. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor and Distance Credentialed Counselor with 13 years teaching experience in Higher Education.

Prior to her arrival at Bowie State University, she served as Director of Career Services at McDaniel College; Assistant Director of Career Services at the University of Maryland University College; Career Development Coordinator and Psychology Department Adjunct Faculty at Anne Arundel Community College; and Assessment Facilitator for the Baltimore City's Mayor's Office of Employment Development.

Ms. Johnson is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Leadership & Innovation at Wilmington University. She received her Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) and Master of Science (M.S.) from The Florida State University and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

 

MS. ROSETTA PRICE, B.S., M.A.

Assistant Director

Email:  rprice@bowiestate.edu                                  Phone:  (301) 860-3829

 

As the Assistant Director of the Career Development Center, Ms. Price assists in the overall management of the department, including staff supervision, departmental assessment efforts, and program development. Specifically, she manages the day-to-day operations of the University’s Internship and Cooperative Education programs and courses. In addition, she serves as liaison to the College of Arts and Sciences, Alumni Relations, and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund Program. 

She possesses a diverse employment background working in the government and non-profit arena.  She provided counseling to children via a non-profit agency and directed the Human Environment Center's (defunct) Minority Environmental Internship Program.  In this capacity, she recruited minority students to intern in environmental organizations (federal and non-profit), assisted with supervisor and mentor training, and planned and coordinated cultural enrichment activities for the interns.

Ms. Price has a BS degree in Political Science (Bowie State College) and a MA degree in Counseling Psychology (Bowie State University). She holds membership in the Maryland Career Development Association, Maryland Association for Counseling and Development, Campus Alumni Association and the BSU National Alumni Association.

 

MS. DOROTHY B. WIGGLESWORTH, B.A., M.A.

Employer Services Manager

Email:  dwigglesworth@bowiestate.edu               Phone:  (301) 860-3831

 

As the Employer Services Manager, Mrs. Wigglesworth manages all aspects of the Career Development Center’s employer relations programs, which aim to expand the recruiting efforts of outside companies and organizations and connect them with BSU’s students and alumni. She oversees the on-campus recruiting program, our online job and internship system, and our employer sponsorship program. In addition, she conducts employer site visits to generate new internship and job opportunities, as well as, plan, coordinate, promote and carry-out major events including the Fall and Spring Career Fairs and the Teacher Recruitment Day. She also serves as liaison to the College of Professional Studies and the College of Business.

Ms. Wigglesworth has broad knowledge and extensive experience in human resources.  Prior to employment at Bowie State University, Mrs. Wigglesworth was an Equal Employment Officer for the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  In this position she managed and coordinated the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity Unit.  While in this position she implemented the Bureau of Labor Statistics' first Diversity Intern Program and launched numerous partnerships with minority colleges and universities to increase the diversity and talent in the agency.

Ms. Wigglesworth worked in several other positions in the U.S. Department of Labor.  With the Bureau of Labor Statistics, she was an Employment Development Specialist chiefly responsible for establishing and managing the Bureau of Labor Statistics' first Minority College Recruitment Program, conducting training and counseling employees on career opportunities.  She was a Personnel Management Specialist who advised managers and employees on staffing policies, procedures, personnel rules, regulations and organizational design and restructuring.

She also served as the Senior Advisor to the Director of the Women's Bureau on employment issues related to adolescent women, as well as, coordinated the first nationwide demonstration school-to-work transition training program for young women.

Before moving to the Department of Labor, she was the Assistant Project Director and a Manpower Planner for the City of Atlanta Comprehensive Employment and Training Program.

Mrs. Wigglesworth received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Fisk University, Nashville, TN and her Masters of Arts Degree, in Personnel Administration in Higher Education from Howard University, Washington, D.C.

 

 

MS. SHARMION FEVRIER, B.S.

Administrative Assistant

Email:  sfevrier@bowiestate.edu              Phone: (301) 860-3826

Ms. Fevrier provides comprehensive support to the office, its staff and its operations. She manages the center’s email account, paper and electronic filing systems, Career Resource Library materials, and student appointment system. She oversees all of the logistics, registration and payment processes for the center’s events and programs, as well as, facilitates resume critiques. Additionally, she coordinates the Practice Interview Program and the Bowie Business Boutique, the center’s professional clothing closet.

Ms. Fevrier worked as the Program Management Specialist in the Office of Institutional Advancement for three years, prior to starting her position in the Career Development Center.

Ms. Fevrier received her Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from Hunter College in New York and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science in Management at the University of Maryland University College.