Director of Career Development
William Jewell College
blandm AT william.jewell DOT edu
500 College Hill WJC BOX 1058
Liberty, Missouri 64068-1896
Marissa Garcia Bland joined the Career Development Office at William Jewell College in the summer of 2013. Prior to joining William Jewell, she worked in the UMKC Office of Multicultural Student Affairs. In this role, Marissa was responsible for organizing programs and services aimed to support and enhance student success and the overall college experience for diverse students. Prior to joining MSA full time, Marissa was Graduate Intern for Park University’s Career Development Center, Graduate Assistant for MSA, and held various roles in the UMKC Office of Admissions. She received a B.A. in Secondary Education with an emphasis in English and a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from UMKC. Marissa has also held many other positions in higher education settings, including Upward Bound Instructor and Summer Scholars Coordinator. She is passionate about helping students connect to opportunities and providing them with relevant tools and resources to succeed.