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Texas State's Gaier named president-elect of NACE Board of Directors

Norma Gaier
Norma Gaier

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
Office of Media Relations
June 1, 2018

SAN MARCOS – Norma Gaier, director of Career Services at Texas State University, has been named president-elect of the 2017-18 National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Board of Directors.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers is the leading source of information on the employment of the college educated. NACE forecasts trends in the job market; tracks hiring practices and student outcomes; and identifies best practices and benchmarks. Gaier’s new role as president-elect of NACE aligns well with her role directing Career Services at Texas State, which works to prepare and empower students for career success.

Gaier will succeed current NACE Board of Directors President Glen Fowler for the 2018-19 term.

Gaier has served NACE through a variety of committees and teams, including the revised principles launch team, advocacy advisory committee, assessment publications review team, career readiness competencies model team, finance and audit committee, the principles for professional practice committee and the first-destinations surveys team. She also served as a faculty member of NACE’s management leadership institute, where she presented a class on ethical issues.

Gaier has further served the profession as president of the Southern Association of Colleges and Employers (SOACE), the San Antonio Colleges and Universities Career Center Association, and the Texas Association for Employment in Education. For her efforts, she has been honored with the SOACE President's Award and the Texas State University Vice President's Award.

Prior to her time at Texas State, Gaier was at St. Mary's University in San Antonio as director of the university’s career center and director of the university’s school of law career center.

About Texas State University

Founded in 1899, Texas State University is among the largest universities in Texas with an enrollment of 38,694 students on campuses in San Marcos and Round Rock. Texas State’s 184,000-plus alumni are a powerful force in serving the economic workforce needs of Texas and throughout the world. Designated an Emerging Research University by the State of Texas, Texas State is classified under “Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity,” the second-highest designation for research institutions under the Carnegie classification system.

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