Dr. Ralph Brigham was hired by Southwestern Advantage as its first full-time Global Director of Campus Relations in January of 2002. In that role Dr. Brigham is responsible for the relationships between Southwestern Advantage and campus officials on over 400 campuses in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Africa and South America. Ralph’s travels take him to over 50 campuses annually and to about a dozen conferences for career professionals in North America and Europe.
Prior to starting his Southwestern Advantage career, Dr. Brigham served as the Director of Career Services at Montana State University-Bozeman from 1985-2001. In the spring of 2006 Ralph was elected as the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ (NACE) president-elect, serving as President for 2007-2008. NACE, as this national association is known, is comprised of approximately 9,000 career center professionals and employers who recruit college students.
He is married to the beautiful and energetic Lori. Ralph’s son Matt, an honors graduate from Baylor University, sold Southwestern Advantage books in 2000. Ralph’s other son, Bob, has his own political consulting business in San Francisco.
On the fun side, Ralph tries to be a golfer and loves to take his wife dancing.