Alexandra Sherwood- Director of Engineering Career Services – Paducah Campus
Alex Sherwood Area of Responsibilities include: Student Recruitment; Freshman Advising, Scholarship and Financial Aid Advising; Career Services; Community Liaison
Alex is a native of Morocco, North Africa and holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Organizational Communication from Murray State University.
Email Alex Sherwood or call 270-534-3304
Ilka Balk, Director of Engineering Career Services and International Programs – Main Campus
Ilka was named Director of Engineering Career Services in the fall of 2013. Engineering Career Services comprises the Cooperative Education Program, study and work abroad advising, career preparation services and helping students transition from college to professional life. Ilka has been involved in the Coop program as well as international programs in the College of Engineering since January 2006.
Ilka is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), and has served as the secretary, chair elect, chair and past chair of its Cooperative and Experiential Education Division. She also is the staff advisor for UK’s Engineers Without Borders Chapter.
Before coming to Lexington in 2004, Ilka worked as a political consultant to candidates and campaigns in the Washington, D.C. area and for the European Election Campaign in Stuttgart, Germany.
Ilka is a native of northern Germany, and graduated with a master’s degree in political science, history and communications from the University of Göttingen, Germany.
Email Ilka Balk or call 859-257-4178