Hughes Leadership & Career Program

Faculty & Staff 

  • A Leila Borders

    A Leila Borders Marketing and Professional Sales

    Leila BordersPosition:
    Marketing and Professional Sales

    Phone: (470) 578-6960
    Location: BB 290

  • John Como

    John Como Economics, Finance, and Quantitative Analysis

    John ComoPosition:
    Economics, Finance, and Quantitative Analysis

    Phone: (470) 578-4758
    Location: BB 434

  • Terri Elhaddaoui

    Terri Elhaddaoui Management, Entrepreneurship and Hospitality

    Terri ElhaddaouiPosition:
    Management, Entrepreneurship and Hospitality

    Phone: (470) 578-6552
    Location: BB 333

  • Diane Fennig

    Diane Fennig International Business and Undeclared Majors

    Diane FennigPosition:
    International Business and Undeclared Majors

    Phone: (470) 578-4757
    Location: BB 437

  • Andrew Green

    Andrew Green Information Systems & Assurance

    Andrew GreenPosition:
    Information Systems & Assurance

    Phone: (470) 578-4352
    Location: BB 490

  • Priscilla Hollman

    Priscilla Hollman Management, Entrepreneurship and Hospitality

    Priscilla HollmanPosition:
    Management, Entrepreneurship and Hospitality

    Phone: (470) 578-4755
    Location: BB 435

  • Bruce Lindemann

    Bruce Lindemann Information Systems

    Bruce LindemannPosition:
    Information Systems

    Phone: (470) 578-7763
    Location: BB 480

  • Robert Martin

    Robert Martin Accounting

    Robert MartinPosition:

    Phone: (470) 578-2007
    Location: BB 408

  • Wes Rhea

    Wes Rhea Information Systems

    Wes RheaPosition:
    Information Systems

    Phone: (470) 578-2678
    Location: BB 410

  • Michael Ruther

    Michael Ruther Writing Coach

    Michael RutherPosition:
    Writing Coach

    Phone: (470) 578-4756
    Location: BB 437C

  • Michael Serkedakis

    Michael Serkedakis Marketing and Professional Sales

    Michael SerkedakisPosition:
    Marketing and Professional Sales

    Phone: (470) 578-2380
    Location: BB 243

  • Rey Versola

    Rey Versola Marketing and Professional Sales

    Rey VersolaPosition:
    Marketing and Professional Sales

    Phone: (470) 578-2939
    Location: BB 437



The Hughes Leadership and Career Program prepares you to compete in today’s challenging job market by helping to define your strengths and prepare for success in your future career. This program is included in the Coles College undergraduate curriculum for all business students enrolling in KSU during or after Fall 2014. 
In our program, you will work with a Career Coach from your major department with years of real world experience and an understanding of the skills you need in your career.  
Tom and Barbara Hughes have made this innovative program possible through their generous donation. 

Visit the UPAC home page for location, contact information, and  current hours of operation.

Career Coaching appointments will not be available on Friday, September 14, 2018 for team training and development. UPAC will be CLOSED

*In the event that the University closes for weather or emergency issues, our office will be closed and appointments will need to be rescheduled.

Program Components 

  • Take this in your Sophomore Year.

    In this course, you will research business majors and career of choice, identify salary potential and entry requirements, refine written and oral communication skills, and begin working with a Career Coach. This course is required for admission to Coles College.

  • Take this in your Junior Year.

    Work in StrengthsQuest to identify and explore talents and develop those talents into competitive strengths, enhance professional communication skills, and continue working with your Career Coach.
    Prerequisite: BUSA 2150

  • Take this in your Senior Year.

    Here, you will identify your personal leadership style, create your personal brand and elevator speech, learn to manage social media, and work with your Career Coach to plan post-graduation success.
    Prerequisite: BUSA 3150