Vice President of Higher Education and Student Success | Handshake
Christine Y. Cruzvergara currently serves as the VP of Higher Education and Student Success at Handshake, leading their efforts to deepen partnerships with the higher education community to ensure greater and more equitable student career success. She is recognized as a change agent within the field of career education and has diligently contributed thought pieces, led trainings, and consulted extensively with colleagues across the nation and internationally.
She was most recently at Wellesley College as their Associate Provost and Executive Director for Career Education where she received national recognition for her forward-thinking work and innovative model bringing home the 2017 Career Excellence Award from NACE and the 2017 Innovation Award from Eduventures. Christine is well-known in the profession for the seminal article she co-authored on “10 Future Trends in College Career Services.” She has a reputation of being a creative problem-solver and organizational change agent leading her teams to embrace and drive transformation.
Christine has held senior level positions and board roles at multiple institutions and organizations including Wellesley College, George Mason University, Georgetown University, The George Washington University, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), and the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). Christine earned her Master’s degree in College Student Personnel from University of Maryland, College Park and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from James Madison University.