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Student Services invites alumni to support student success in the College of Liberal Arts

The Office of Student Services in the College of Liberal Arts supports Auburn students from their first campus visit through career placement. After restructuring the office to provide more comprehensive guidance throughout each Auburn student’s journey, the College of Liberal Arts invites alumni to engage with student success.
Portrait of Melissa Adams

elissa Adams, former director of student services and longtime academic advisor, has been chosen to strategically lead the office of student services to align with Auburn’s strategic plan and Auburn’s Quality Enhancement Plan, AUBURNACHIEVE, to elevate the Auburn experience and further student outcomes. As assistant dean for student services, Adams will facilitate the development of student support programs from recruitment to career services.

“This new position allows for greater collaboration between all student services areas and academic departments within the College of Liberal Arts to enhance the student experience,” Adams said. “Through student services, students have resources accessible to them at every stage of their academic journey. Our goal is for our students to have an exceptional experience while at Auburn in the College of Liberal Arts and find success upon graduation.”

Student Services in the College of Liberal Arts includes units that focus on recruitment, academic advising, student support programs and career services.

Career Services provides students with opportunities for professional development, to learn effective job search techniques and to interact with employers. It also provides specialized programs for Auburn alumni to connect with talented students ready to enter the workforce. From recruiting initiatives to event sponsorships, Career Services supports platforms where alumni can engage with the interdisciplinary, diverse and skilled talent across campus.

Alumni may also enroll in the Alumni Career Consulting program–an initiative that pairs students with professionals through resume review, career center panels, job shadowing opportunities and sharing alumni stories through social media.

Each spring, Career Services hosts AUsome Alumni Day, a one-day event that brings CLA alumni back to campus to speak to students.

Addie Roberds, employee relations coordinator in the College of Liberal Arts and Navy recruiter
“AUsome Alumni Day is a time to celebrate all CLA alumni and create an active network of connections for students,” said Addie Roberds, employee relations coordinator in the College of Liberal Arts. “Your experiences and stories matter, and we invite you to share them. If you want to give back to current Auburn students through professional development opportunities, or if your organization wants to recruit top talent, we encourage you to reach out to us.”

Roberds also encourages alumni to join Auburn Connects, a free online professional meeting space for alumni and students recently introduced by the Auburn Alumni Association.

Addie Roberds, employee relations coordinator in the College of Liberal Arts speaking with associate during Career Fair
For more information about CLA Student Services, visit here. To collaborate with Career Services, contact Addie Roberds at