Meet the Team

Mary Willis

Executive Director

Mary Willis has been serving as the Director of the Career Development Center since January 2021. She joined Fresno State in 2015 as the Internship Coordinator for the Jordan College and, in 2017, moved to the Career Development Center as the University Internship Coordinator.

Mary’s career in higher education began as a Career Counselor at Fresno City College in 1993. For nine years, she served as the Director of Career Resources at Fresno Pacific University and then was the Founding Director of Career Services at UC Merced.

Mary is passionate about guiding students in making informed career decisions and developing strategic career action plans, which include participation in internships. She also greatly enjoys working with both industry and campus partners to enhance students’ career readiness and increase their access to opportunities.