Our mission is to equip students and alumni with tools for effective decision making, goal setting and personal development, direct individuals to resources for vocational exploration and professional development, and connect the Samford community with employers and career opportunities.

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Our Team

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Heather Averett
Director of Employer Relations
Career Development Center
Office: Beeson Hall 103
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Dora Ditchfield, M.A.
Director, Career Development Center
Career Development Center
Office: Beeson Hall 103
Dora Ditchfield joined Samford in February 2016 and brings multiple years’ experience in both career development and corporate recruiting. She served in the Peace Corps in Guatemala after college and then recruited for Synovus Financial Corps and TSYS, where she oversaw the college recruiting program and hired for the IT and international divisions.
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Brent Latta, M.Ed.
Career Consultant
Career Development Center
Office: Beeson Hall 103
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Heather Mitchell, M.A., M.Ed.
Director of Career Counseling
Career Development Center
Office: Beeson Hall 103
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Ben Siple, M.Div.
Administrative Assistant
Career Development Center
Office: Beeson Hall 103