• Lee University

    Center for Calling & Career

  • Office Staff

    Stacy D. Ballinger, Ed. D, Director
    Dr. Ballinger is the point person for employer relations, career/graduate school fairs and general career counseling. She offers our students a blended approach between human resources and career services. She believes everyone has a vocational passion waiting to be unleashed. Her aspiration is to encourage students to discover that passion.

    Lorie Summerlin, Career Counselor
    Lorie is the lead Career Counselor at the Center for Calling & Career.  She is passionate about helping students work through the often complex and challenging questions about their futures.  She encourages students to reflect on their strengths, interests, skills, and values to gain a better understanding of themselves in order to see God's call more clearly and how it aligns with their career goals.

    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.