Ime Okpokho joins the University Career Center at the University of Louisville as the Faculty-in-Residence. She prides herself in working collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and community partners to help students explore their career interests and develop professionally through internships and experiential learning opportunities. Ime’s passion for student success brought her to the University of Louisville where she is the Internship Coordinator and a lecturer in the Exercise Science program in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences. Prior career experiences include serving as the Director of Programs for the Food Literacy Project and the Associate Director of Community Integrated Health for the YMCA of Greater Louisville overseeing strategic partnerships with Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville Metro Government, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Kentucky Derby Festival.
Ime is taking over for Stuart Esrock who retired in June. She will collaborate with faculty to champion the integration of career services into the teaching mission of the University; coordinate the Internship Summit meetings; produce the annual Internship/Co-op census report; and provide advice to the career center on academic and internship issues. Ime will also take over the coordination of this listserv.
Ime earned a Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance with a concentration in Public Health Education and a Master of Education in Community Health at the University of Louisville. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration. Ime can be contacted at Ime.Okpokho@louisville.edu.