Andrew Ceperley joined Claremont McKenna College as its second Director of the Silicon Valley Program in February 2016. A long time higher education practitioner dedicated to the professional outcomes of the college educated, Andy has worked with students, faculty, alumni, and employers to strengthen the connection between classroom learning and workplace readiness.
Prior to joining the CMC community, Andy served as Interim Associate Provost and Consultant for Career and Professional Development at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Other roles include Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Director of the Career Services Center at UC San Diego; Associate Dean and Director of Santa Clara University’s Career Center; and leadership roles at UT-Austin and the University of Virginia. Andy was also retained by the University of Melbourne in Australia to lead a campus-wide project on the re-establishment of the institution’s decentralized career initiatives.
Currently, he serves as a consultant for the University of Michigan’s William Davidson Institute, an organization focused largely on capacity-building employability projects for developing nations. Andy has consulted with many schools throughout the country, including the University of Arizona, the University of Pennsylvania, Michigan Tech, and Occidental College. Andy is active as a speaker, writer, and member of NACE, the National Association of Colleges and Employers. He served on the NACE Board for six years, and in 2012-13 Andy was the first to serve as NACE President from a campus outside the United States. Originally from Philadelphia, Andy earned a BS in Business Administration from the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech and an MA in Communication from the University of Virginia.