Conference Keynote Speakers for 2017 - Virginia Beach

Student Employment & Retention: 
SEEE the Connections
The Student Employee & Employer Experience (SEEE)


Learn from the University of New Mexico about what they found in their study of the Student Employee & Employer Experience (SEEE).  Through this presentation, we will explore what counts in creating high impact practices for students and their employers.  You will have an opportunity to share your experiences in each of these roles and come away with strategies for sustaining meaningful student employee and employer experiences.

Biographies of Presenters:

Marjori Krebs is an Associate Professor in the College of Education at the University of New Mexico. Her scholarship centers on experiential learning, including student employment, project-based service-learning, and teacher preparation. Dr. Krebs began her career as a high school social studies teacher and served 14 years in that capacity before moving to higher education in teacher preparation. Dr. Krebs earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma, master’s degree from The Ohio State University, and doctorate from Bowling Green State University.  Dr. Krebs volunteers on numerous university and community projects, including chairing the Lobos v. Cancer Gala and the College of Education Undergraduate Committee.  She also currently serves as the Assessment Coordinator for her program.



Sheri Williams is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education at the University of New Mexico. Her scholarship centers on the student employment experience and the preparation of school administrators for transformational and culturally proficient leadership. Dr. Williams began her career as a high school teacher and served 23 years as Superintendent of two rural school districts, Assistant Superintendent in a large urban district, and Principal of four rural schools. She has received numerous awards including the “100 Best Communities for Youth” from America’s Promise, the “Excellence in Education Award” from the National Alliance of Business, and the “Friend of Education Award” from the Colorado Education Association. Her community work includes service as Vice President of the National PTA, Board of Directors for the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the New Mexico Voices for Children, and appointee to the National Advisory Panel for the Child Care Action Campaign, the Sixth US Congressional District Education Task Force, and United Way of Central New Mexico. She is a graduate of the 2007 International Aspen Ideas Institute and the 2011 Leadership New Mexico Core Program and was granted a Fellowship with the National Association of Elementary School Principals. Dr. Williams earned her bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University, master’s degree from the University of Illinois, doctorate from Oklahoma State University, and a post-doctoral Certificate in Executive Leadership from the University of Colorado.