Kevin Grubb is a nationally and internationally recognized expert on career services delivery in higher education. Currently, Kevin serves as Villanova University’s Executive Director of the Career Center and Assistant Vice Provost for Professional Development. In this role, he is responsible for the strategic direction of the university's career and professional development functions, leading cross-university task forces and spearheading institutional projects to enhance college-to-career success. Kevin’s expertise focuses on community-driven approaches to career education, a high-tech, high-touch approach, and prioritizes equitable access to career services, especially for those who have been historically excluded from higher education.
Kevin’s expertise has been acknowledged by several organizations whose mission is to provide innovative career services and education about college student engagement. He has been named the “Rising Star” twice in his career; first in 2014 by the American College Personnel Association and second in 2015 by the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE). That same year, LinkedIn invited Kevin to serve on its Product Advisory Council to provide insights and ideas for engaging college students and recruiting college talent on the platform. Additionally, Kevin has held several leadership positions for non-profit organizations such as NACE and the BIG EAST Conference Career Consortium.
In his consulting work, Kevin has delivered presentations and provided external reviews for career services leaders around the United States and abroad. His presentations have been featured at local, regional, and national conferences on career services for colleagues across the country. Through a partnership with USAID, Kevin was selected as part of a team to share best practices with career services practitioners in Morocco.
Kevin holds a BS in Psychology from St. Joseph's University, MA in Higher Education Administration from New York University, and is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach..