heather balas
Director, Career Development
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Heather Balas is the Director of the Career Development Center. She earned a B.A. in Communication and Business Communication from Thiel College in 2001 and a M.A. in Student Personnel from Slippery Rock University in 2003. She has worked in several roles in higher education including Residential Education, Student Activities & Greek Life and the First Year Experience before settling in Career Development. Heather has earned several awards for her work and community service, most recently the Donna Dentler Service Award from the PennACE organization and was named to Mercer County’s 40 Under Forty. Heather currently serves as Professional Development Chair of PennACE and President of WestPACS, our regional job fair consortium. In her free time Heather volunteers as an advisor for Chi Omega Fraternity, serves as stage manager/director and a board member for her local community theater, and is a Girl Scout troop leader.