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Stan InmanStan Inman

Director
sinman@sa.utah.edu | 801-585-5028


Stan’s career path in Student Affairs includes experiences in Residential Living, New Student Programs, Academic Advising, Orientation and Leadership, and the last 12 years as Director of Career Services at the University of Utah.  He received both his Bachelor of Science in Psychology and his Master of Education in Student Personnel from Northern Arizona University. 

Professional involvement activities include leadership roles in both national and regional professional associations.  His service includes Past President of both the Rocky Mountain Association of Colleges and Employers (RMACE), and the Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges and Employers (MPACE).  He is President of the Utah Association of Colleges and Employers (UACE), and member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Professional Practice Committee. 

Brian Burton

Associate Director, Employer Engagement
bburton@sa.utah.edu | 801-585-7838


Brian Burton is the current Associate Director for Employer Engagement at the University of Utah’s Career Center where his primary role is to coordinate meaningful connections between employers and students seeking internships and employment after graduation. Brian brings more than 15 years of experience in Higher Education in a variety of roles. Prior to his current position in Career Services, Brian served in the Office of Student Leadership & Involvement at the University of Utah and in corporate/external relations for a national reference laboratory and a nonprofit enterprise of the University of Utah. Brian is passionate about finding ways employers, students, alumni and university communities can be successful through meaningful partnerships and powerful strategies for the development of our new workforce.

Brian is involved with a variety of business and professional associations including MPACE (Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges and Employers), UACE (Utah Association of Colleges and Employers), SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management), various Chambers of Commerce and NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education). Brian is the recipient of several institutional and regional recognitions including the University of Utah’s Vice President’s Award for Service Excellence, “Keeping the Dream Alive” MLK Award and “Most Valuable People” award with MPACE. He holds a B.S. in Communication and M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Utah. Brian is currently a Doctoral (Ph.D.) candidate in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Utah with research interests in student retention, internships, career socialization and alumni engagement. When he’s not working or studying, he loves spending time with his wife and four children, fishing and watching great movies.

Kelly Dries

Associate Director, Counseling Services and Operations
kdries@sa.utah.edu | 801-585-5059


Kelly Dries currently serves as the Associate Director for Career Services at the University of Utah, where she supervises the career counseling staff of 10, and oversees the operations of the office, staff professional development, and coordination of outreach with academic partners.  Previously in Career Services, Kelly served as a Program Manager for Programs & Development, as well as a career counselor for a variety of majors.  In the past, Kelly has worked in a variety of industries, as a middle school English teacher and a behavioral data specialist at a well renowned pediatric research institute, before finding her niche in higher education and student affairs. 

Kelly is currently pursuing her second year as a PhD student in Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Utah part-time.  She earned her MA from Towson University in Maryland, and BA and BS from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania.  Her research and professional interests include issues around feminism and advocacy for women, and through her interests, she has assisted in the creation of a Lean In group at the University of Utah in conjunction with staff in Career Services and the Women’s Enrollment Initiative.  November through May, Kelly can be found on the ski slopes. 

Last Updated: 4/24/17