The Center for Career Development is excited to welcome two new members to the team. We are kicking off the Fall semester with Josh King, Assistant Director of Career Development for Athletes and Julie Lucas, Operations and Employer Engagement Coordinator. Josh, a North Carolina native, joins us from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. Julie, is returning to the CCD after spending time with the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement at Davidson College.
North Carolina native Josh King earned both his Masters in Sport & Entertainment Management and his Bachelor’s in Sport Management from the University of South Carolina. Josh’s career in athletics began in high school while working with Duke Men’s Basketball Camps for nine summers, beginning in the summer of 2005. Since then, Josh has over a decade of experience working in college athletics and higher education in a variety of capacities. He most recently served as Director of Football Academics and Student-Athlete Development Coordinator at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. There he served as the lead academic advisor for football, as well as serving as an academic advisor for rowing, men’s golf, and women’s golf. In the student-athlete development realm, he advised ODU’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and SAAC Leadership team, and lead the Monarch’s Career Development Programming for 475+ student-athletes. Prior to ODU, Josh worked at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi as the Compliance & Student-Athlete Services Coordinator where he advised women’s soccer, oversaw life skills programming, and handled day-to-day operations for their NCAA Compliance program. During his time at the University of South Carolina, Josh worked with the Gamecock’s Men’s Basketball team as a four-year manager and was promoted to head manager after his sophomore yer. He also worked with the Office of Compliance Services with the athletic department as an intern during graduate school. In his free time, Josh enjoys attending traveling domestically and abroad, as well as training for half-marathons. He resides in Charlotte with his wife, Natalie King, and their two dogs, Harper and Koger.
Born and raised in Illinois, Julie Lucas, her husband and two young children, relocated to Southwest Florida beginning her career of working with students. Twenty years later, she and her husband moved to the Davidson area where she started work as Office Manager at Davidson College in the Center for Career Development. A decade later, an opportunity became available to broaden her knowledge and work with the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement. Julie enjoyed interacting with alumni and understanding the College Relations division although it confirmed her love of working with students. Julie is excited to return to the Center for Career Development as their Operations and Employer Engagement Coordinator. When away from the office she strives to find the perfect balance between a highly productive and aesthetically pleasing garden.
We are excited to welcome Josh and Julie, as they are huge assets to the team and to the students of Davidson College. They are greatly looking forward to working with Davidson College students through advising, employer programming and professional development.