The staff of the Lenfest Scholars Foundation are all professionals who have worked in colleges and high schools supporting students in pursuing their post-secondary and career goals. We have extensive experience in college counseling, admissions, and career services offices at highly selective colleges and universities and at independent high schools, and we are active in the college admissions and community-based organizations communities. We are committed to using the skills and insight we have gleaned in those roles to support our Scholars in pursuing and achieving their dreams of attending outstanding colleges and universities and earning fulfilling jobs.
Dr Martha Denney
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Eileen attended her first Lenfest Community Weekend in 2010 and has been advising scholars and scholar alumni on job search and career issues ever since.
At the time of that first gathering, Eileen was Senior Associate Dean in Student Affairs and Executive Director of the Career Planning and Placement Center at the University of Southern California. After 11 years in that position, she was appointed Associate Provost and Executive Director of Continuing Education and Summer Programs. Throughout her career at USC, Eileen was a lecturer in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.
Prior to the move to Los Angeles, Eileen was the Executive Director of the Career Center at Columbia University in the City of New York.
Her career in academia began immediately after receiving her B.A., working as an admissions counselor in a community college in New Jersey. Within three years she had gained a graduate degree and experience as a career counselor. What followed was a successful corporate career at AT&T and Verizon in strategic planning, marketing, sales and operations. After one too many corporate downsizing experiences, Eileen returned to academia and her true ‘career fit’ – working with students and alumni.
Eileen is a New Jersey native and holds degrees from the College of Mt. St. Vincent and Seton Hall University.