Deena Crouch – Director of Engineering Career Services – Paducah Campus
Deena was named Recruitment and Career Services Director in the spring of 2010. 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.
Deena is a member of the Kentucky Association for College Admission Counseling and serves as recruiter and outreach coordinator for the Paducah campus.
Ilka is a native of southern Illinois, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education from Murray State University and is currently working on her master’s in Human Development & Leadership from Murray State University.
Email Deena Crouch 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