Amanda McNamee has been named the new director of Career Development at Stark State College and will begin at the school starting Aug. 28.

McNamee, a Stow resident, earned a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and a master’s degree in higher education administration, both from Kent State University. 

She brings to Stark State more than 10 years of experience in higher education, most recently serving as assistant director of career services in the College of Business at Kent State. Prior to that position, she represented KSU as an internship coordinator, an academic advisor coordinator and a recruitment coordinator.