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About the CLDC

At the Career and Leadership Development Center, “Early, often, and forever” is more than a slogan. It's an essential practice in reaching one’s aspirations and potential. We know that the achievement of a satisfying career happens when you start early and try often—and we’ll support you in that process, forever. We recognize career and leadership development are lifelong processes of achieving goals through tiny steps and simple actions. Our nationally-recognized, award-winning services rooted in Brain Based Career Development are designed to engage you from your first day as a Bobcat. Through one-on-one coaching, skill-building workshops, leadership development programs and interactive career and leadership courses, as well as career exploration and job search events, the CLDC prepares you to define and independently pursue your professional goals from your first position after college and throughout your evolving career. 

The CLDC will operate remotely through the 2020-2021 academic year. All services and events will be conducted remotely until further notice.


Baker University Center, 533 
Athens, Ohio 45701
(740) 593-2909

Meet our team


Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Eastern Time)

schedule appointments


The CLDC will operate remotely until further notice. All services and events will be conducted remotely.

From US-33 East to Baker Center parking: 

  • Exit 33 East at Exit 17 for OH-682 N
  • Continue onto OH-682 N for half a mile
  • Keep right at the roundabout—take first exit onto Richland Ave
  • Continue down Richland to Bobcat Lane—turn right
  • Turn left at entrance to surface lot 122 and Baker Garage

Need more information about traveling to campus? Visit the university's page for directions.

Travel Directions

Parking Information

Baker University Center offers hourly parking options in surface lot 122 and the Baker parking garage. Visit the Ohio University Parking Services website for additional details on-campus parking.

Parking ServicES

Reserve Space

The CLDC is not currently available for space reservations due to the shift to remote operations.

The CLDC has a conference room and meeting spaces available to university and student groups during business hours—8 am–5 pm, Monday–Friday. Please contact our main office to reserve space. Please find the reservation policies below.

Reservation PoliCies

Annual Reports

The CLDC develops annual reports featuring their impact on the Ohio University community. Review our work through the links below.

2018 – 2019 Annual Report (PDF)
2017 – 2018 Annual Report (PDF)
CLDC Five-Year Impact Report (PDF)
2016 – 2017 Annual Report (PDF)
2015 – 2016 Annual Report (PDF)
2014 – 2015 Annual Report (PDF)