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New Faces in Business Career Centre and Alumni Relations


Karen Jackson-Cox took on the role of Executive Director of the Smith Business Career Centre in August 2016. Previously Director of Careers for the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, Karen has an extensive background in student placement and career advancement in both corporate and business school environments. 

While at Rotman, Karen was instrumental in redesigning its internship programs, and developed both a coaching strategy and market-based career-preparation programs for students. She holds a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Toronto, and is also a certified Career Coach.


Tyler Forkes joined the school in January as Director of Alumni Engagement. He brings extensive experience in alumni relations at post-secondary institutions, most recently as Assistant Vice President, Alumni Relations, at Ryerson University. 

As a proud Queen’s alumnus (BA/BPHE’86, BEd’87), Tyler has long been a dedicated supporter of the university. He served as President of the Queen’s University Alumni Association (2002-2004), receiving the Herbert J. Hamilton Volunteer Service Award in 2006 for his exemplary commitment to the association.