• Each member of the Center for Calling & Career staff possesses great individual devotion to Lee University and our students.

    Dr. Sheila Cornea, Director

    As the Director of the Center for Calling and Career, Dr. Cornea's primary focus is to encourage students to discover their calling, embrace their strengths, and engage their gifts to fulfill God's plan for their lives in service to others. She especially enjoys helping Lee University students, alumni, faculty and staff advance to their "next step" in their calling and career, whether through community connections with recruiters, publishing a professional portfolio, enhancing resume and interview skills, or building a strong social media presence.

    Her broad experience in both sacred and secular settings includes school administration, non-profit management, and church leadership. She is also a leadership coach, author and speaker passionate about equipping emerging leaders to live and lead intentionally and influentially.

    Dr. Cornea holds an EdD in Organizational Development and Leadership, MS in Educational Leadership, and BA in Secondary English Education. Her signature strengths are Strategic, Relator, Belief, Arranger, and Connectedness.

    Golden Madume, Assistant Director

    Mr. Golden serves as a Career Counselor and the Assistant Director of the Center for Calling & Career. As an advocate of student development, he is passionate about fostering student success through high impact practices and building meaningful vocational connections. He encourages students to engage their strengths, skills, interests, and values as they prepare for fulfillment in their personal, academic and career development.

    Mr. Madume holds an MS in Counseling with emphasis in College Student Development and a BA in Psychology. His top 5 strengths are Harmony, Intellection, Developer, Discipline and Belief.

    Strengths Vocational Advisors (SVAs)

    The Center approaches career advising from a strengths-based philosophy, with SVAs guiding you to focus on who you are. Through the Center for Calling and Career, you may schedule an individual advising session with faculty who are prepared to listen, question, encourage and guide you in a discovery of your strengths and calling. These advisors are especially helpful if you are undecided about a major, or would like to make a change in your major or minor. We have 30 trained SVAs across each academic department on campus.