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Iliff Adds Career Center

November 07, 2012

— Center Aids Students’ Networking, Employment Searching and Interviewing —

DENVER – Iliff School of Theology has named Packard N. Brown director of its new Career Center. Brown’s expertise in career counseling, workforce skills identification, and developing partnerships will benefit the Career Center, said Albert Hernández, Ph.D., interim president/CEO; associate professor of the History of Christianity.

Beginning Fall Quarter, Career Center at Iliff will be open to provide resources and services to current students. Located on Level One in the Lobby, Career Center hours are:

  • 4:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • 1-4:30 p.m., Friday (bi-weekly)
  • 1-4:30 p.m., Saturday (by appointment)

A successful entrepreneur, author and renowned career management consultant, Brown has worked in the corporate realm as a vice president for organizational development and in the career management Industry as a senior consultant. His clients’ roster includes Colorado Human Resource Association, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Denver Center for Work and Spirituality, University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business, among others.

“I have first-hand experience developing strategies and tactics for helping people secure successful job placement,” Brown said. “Helping young professionals prepare for stepping into the work-world and finding fulfilling positions is chief among my goals with the Career Center,” he said.

An excellent resume, solid strategy, identifying appropriate resources, and confident networking skills are the best tools for active employment seekers to put to use, Brown said. Through the Career Center those skills will be taught. Students can engage by scheduling individual career counseling sessions, attending small group meetings and participating in a variety of career assessment workshops.

Career Center Services Highlights:

  • Interview Skills Development
  • Online Research
  • Resume Development
  • Networking: Interpersonal and Social Networking

“Iliff students present a diverse skill set to employers, are well trained and passionate about being servants in the world,” Brown said. “I look forward to teaching important skills, helping students chart their paths and forge relationships to support their professional and life goals.”

In addition to holding and Master of Divinity from Iliff (1976), Brown completed graduate studies at Princeton Theological Seminary and the University of Colorado Graduate School for Public Affairs. He received his certification as an Executive Career Coach through Nightingale / Conant.


The Iliff School of Theology is a graduate theological school related to the United Methodist Church, serving more than 38 different faith traditions. Founded in 1892, the school provides several degree programs, including a Joint Ph.D. Program with the University of Denver.

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Rev. Dan Klawitter on October 06, 2012
I've worked with Packard on several projects: two unemployment community forums and a Praxis class. He is an outstanding career counselor and has a rich background combining both theology and the "tricks of the trade" for networking, resume writing, and interview preparation. I can't recommend him highly enough!

Rev. Doug Slaughter, Ph.D. on September 21, 2012
Good decision! Packard Brown has helped Heritage UMC, the church I serve, on several occasions. He has facilitated employment seminars and assisted the SPR with employer-employee questions.