- Serves as the Chief Career Officer and Associate Vice President of Advancement's deputy and oversees the overall coordination, long-range planning, and evaluation for the Office of Career Development & Professional Engagement
- Oversight of the seven teams of professional staff in the industry areas of Business Careers, Career Access & Engagement, Creative Careers, Data & Systems Management, Education, Public Service & Human Services, Employer Development & Engagement, and STEM Careers. He works in lockstep with the Chief Career Officer and Associate Vice President of Advancement to ensure career development initiatives are strategically executed.
Renard is a native of Jackson, Tennessee and a graduate of the University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice and Austin Peay State University with a Master of Science in Management. He is currently working on a Doctor of Philosophy in Learning and Leadership from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Professionally, Renard serves as a Co-Chair of the Honors and Awards Committee with the National Association of Colleges and Employer (NACE). Before serving as a co-chair, he served on the Southern Association of Colleges and Employers (SoACE) Board of Directors. Additionally, he has served as a Past Chair of the Employer Relations Knowledge Group and the Assistant Chair of Conference Breakouts with SoACE. In these roles, he works with a team of diverse career services professionals to offer a comprehensive series of workshops, webinars, and breakout sessions for the association. Additionally, Renard has served SoACE as the Chair of the Employer Relations Knowledge Group, Co-Chair of the APEX: The Black Career Services Professional Summit, Program Coordinator for Webinars and Virtual Professional Development, and committee member on the NACE's Honors and Awards Committee.
Prior to coming to William & Mary, Renard worked at the University of Tennessee at Martin and the University of Memphis. He also has experience working in secondary education and urban ministry. Renard enjoys both learning from students as well as sharing what he has learned from his professional experiences. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and reading and volunteering with his fraternity. His hobbies include traveling, hiking, and teaching fitness classes.