About Us

The Ohio State University Alumni Association’s Office of Alumni Career Management was established in 2012 on behalf of Bill and Susan Lhota.  The staff of ACM is devoted to assisting Ohio State alumni in lifelong career management and development.  We strive to provide support for career transition through individual consultation, current resources, and relevant programming.  Our goal is to inspire, motivate, and encourage alumni in their journey to find satisfying and successful careers all within a professional environment fostering a community of Buckeyes helping Buckeyes.


Marilyn Bury Rice, Director

Marilyn has 30 years of experience in the career management field within higher education, non-profit, and corporate settings. She has advised students and alumni at Purdue University, Hanover College, the University of Notre Dame, Ohio Wesleyan, and The Ohio State University. She had the privilege of assisting women in becoming financially self-sufficient as a career consultant for Center for New Directions (a United Way Agency). And Marilyn spent 15 years working with experienced professionals in career transition at Right Management, a global talent and career management firm.

Marilyn holds a BS in communication and psychology and an MS in counseling and higher education administration from Purdue University. She values assisting alumni
in their ongoing career development and connecting with fellow Buckeyes around the globe.


Kioshana LaCount Burrell, Career Consultant

Kioshana has more than eight years of experience in career and life coaching, having held positions in the non-profit, private and public sectors. She has six years of experience in management and consulting for U.S Department of Labor contractors, and now uses her invaluable industry expertise to advise alumni in the Office of Career Management.

Kioshana holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and International Business from Alabama State University, as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from Faulkner University.



 Ankit Shah, Career Consultant

Ankit has more than seven years of experience in the career management field within higher education and K-12 settings. He has advised students and alumni at Methodist University, Denison University, Columbus State Community College, and The Ohio State University. He had the privilege of assisting underserved as well as underrepresented populations in his entire professional journey, specifically in the lens of P-20. Now, due to his diverse educational and professional journey, he is excited to work with alumni to assist with their variety of careers in the Office of Alumni Career Management.

Ankit holds a BS in Early Childhood Education from University of Toledo and a MEd in Higher Education Administration with specialization in Student Affairs from North Carolina State University.