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Cierra Bussard

Cierra Bussard

Disability, Veteran, & Inclusion Initiatives Coach


Cierra Bussard is the Disability, Veteran, and Inclusion Initiatives Career Coach and an Academic and Career Exploration Coach. She primary works with diverse students and exploratory students who are choosing their majors and careers. She focuses on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) as it relates to career development. In her role, she can assist students with disability disclosure, finding reasonable accommodations, creating a civilian-friendly resume, connecting to inclusive employers, and self-advocacy. She coordinates DEI programs including: Veteran Networking Night, Disability in the Workplace, Professionals of Color, Take Pride in Your Resume, and more. She also teaches the COUN 205 Course: Exploring Majors and Careers. Cierra enjoys traveling, cooking, and playing soccer!

Responsible Areas: Career Exploration, Student Disability Services, The Office of Multicultural Student Life, The Pride Center, The Veteran Resource Center


M.S. in College Student Affairs, Concentration in Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Nova Southeastern University

B.A. in Strategic Communication
Washington State University

Cierra Bussard

Contact Information

  • 201 Student Union - 1015 Phillip Fulmer Way Knoxville TN 37996-4820
  • Phone: 865-974-5435
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