Dr. Ralph Brigham, Global Director of Campus Relations at Southwestern Advantage, has been elected to the position of Vice President for the Employer Network with the Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA). He will represent employers’ interests on the Board of Directors, serve as a liaison between all the employer members and the Board, create forums to discuss ideas at conferences and through electronic means as well as provide opportunities to develop leaders within the organization.
For the past 18 years Ralph has been in charge of Southwestern Advantage’s campus relationships with over 200 universities in North America, Europe and Asia as well as being a certified life coach. He has been an invited lecturer at universities across the United States and in France, England, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Slovakia, and Kazakhstan.
Dr. Brigham has served as the president of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), which includes about 9,000 careers center professionals and campus relations directors. In 2013 he was inducted into the NACE Academy of Fellows, the organization’s highest honor. Brigham is currently serving as Professional Vice President on the National Council for Pi Sigma Epsilon, the only national co-ed professional fraternity in the fields of sales, marketing and management.
Prior to his time with Southwestern Advantage, Dr. Brigham served as the Director of Career Services at Montana State University-Bozeman for 18 years where he also earned his doctorate in higher education administration. Prior to that, he was the Director of Admissions and Registrar at Montana State University-Northern in Havre, Montana where he earned both his Bachelor and Master’s degrees.