• In Memoriam: John Steele

    Spotlight for Career Services Professionals
    Spotlight for Recruiting Professionals
    October 16, 2013

    John Steele

    John Steele, who was a pioneer and leader in the field of college career planning, recruitment, and employment, died on October 5, 2013. He was 96 years old.

    Steele retired in 1982 after a long career that included work at Boston College, Harvard Business School, and The Ohio State University. He was also instrumental in the formation of NACE, then known as the College Placement Council (CPC), and served as president of the CPC’s precursor in 1953-54.

    In 2005, NACE asked Steele to share his memories and perspectives on the events leading to CPC’s creation. Click here to read Steele’s account.


In Memoriam: John Steele