Career Services. Cooperative Education. Employers.
Working Together.

Not a member? Here’s why you should be:

  • Networking opportunities between college and employer members
  • Productive professional development workshops and annual conferences
  • Keep current on issues impacting career services, co-op, experiential education and recruitment
  • One stop shop to publicize career and recruiting events to members state-wide
  • Access to the online membership directory


Many thanks to our 2015 sponsors

Schneider Electric

Our mission and purpose.

The purpose of this organization is to bring together students, educators, and employers with an interest in:

  1. The formal integration of a student’s academic study with work experience
  2. The student’s ultimate career employment.

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Benefits of Membership.

  • KACE provides members with resources they need to perform their jobs more efficiently.
  • Employer and college/university members enjoy networking opportunities and productive professional development workshops and annual conferences.
  • Employers benefit from improved recruitment and branding efforts through relationships with college professionals.
  • Gain access to the online membership directory and email to all members.
  • Publicize career and recruiting events to members state-wide.
  • Receive the electronic newsletter to keep informed of KACE news and initiatives.

Welcome to KACE

The Kentucky Association of Colleges and Employers is an association of Kentucky colleges and universities, state and technical institutes and employers of students and graduates.

KACE can help you improve networking opportunities with colleges, universities and employer professionals and stay up-to-date on best practices through the organization’s professional development.
Click here to join us today.

2016 KACE Board

KACE Board
From left: Franeisha Jones (Bellarmine), James Atkinson (Bellarmine), Lana Kunkel (Western Kentucky University), Chad Cantrell (Morehead State), Erica Gabbard (University of Louisville), Melanie Barber (University of Kentucky), Morgan McKenzie (Centre College)

Recent Posts

Chad Cantrell
Chad Cantrell
May 9, 2016

Job Opening: Career Advisor at Morehead State

Morehead State University Career Services is currently seeking a full-time career advisor.

The career advisor is responsible for providing quality career advising services to current students, alumni, faculty, and staff of Morehead State University through individual appointments and group presentations including workshops and career coursework.

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Chad Cantrell
Chad Cantrell
Feb 17, 2016

Job Opening: STEPS Student Affairs Officer II at UK

Thank you to Melanie Barber for sharing the following:

The James W. Stuckert Career Center currently has an opening posted for a STEPS Student Affairs Offer II position.  This position will primarily advise graduate and professional students and provide services related to career and professional development,

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Chad Cantrell
Chad Cantrell
Feb 11, 2016

Job Opening: Executive Director of Career Center, University of Alabama

Executive Director of the Career Center

The University of Alabama seeks an Executive Director of the Career Center who will provide innovative and strategic leadership, program development, and administration of a comprehensive career center serving student/alumni clients and employer customers.

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Lana Kunkel
Lana Kunkel
Feb 1, 2016

President’s Greeting 2016

Greetings KACE membership!

I hope that January was a productive one, both in your professional roles and any personal resolutions you have set.   Preparations for the recruiting season that occurs each spring on campuses throughout the state are ramping up,

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Recent Comments

  • Chad Cantrell on President’s Greeting 2016
    "Thank you for sharing this with all of us, Lana! Looking forward to seeing everyone in M ..."
  • Chad Cantrell on 2015 KACE Spring Drive-In
    "It was nice seeing everyone on Friday! Thank you for allowing me to discuss the website, ..."

Member Testimonials

"This presentation was excellent. I imagine that it was incredibly valuable for our employer partners, but even university members like myself should have been able to take something away from it. I really appreciated Dr. Shuck’s primary research, case studies, and emphasis on the statistical significance of his findings."

"This is such an important topic of today – to help baby boomers understand how and where Millennials come from. Being a Millennial myself, I seek to understand my peers and what their upbringings look like. I would only hope the generations before could learn how to do the same. Having seminars and presentations about this topic will allow for that. Plus, I wasn’t sure how Millennials were classified, but now I know!"

"This was extremely enjoyable and frankly, much stronger than I anticipated. I very much enjoyed it."

"The topics are always current and discuss newest trends. Topics relate to both HR and Career Services/Co-op."

"Enjoy the overnight aspect of the fall conference to really get an opportunity to know other KACE members."

"The opportunity to priceless. I enjoy learning about trends with students and how best to reach them."

"I have really liked the employer panels at the past two Spring Drive-Ins."

"The sharing of ideas and the face-to-face interaction provide professional encouragement and energy!"