LaToya Farris

Program Manager, Student-Athlete Career Services

Name: LaToya Farris
Joined SASSO: June 2017
Education: Bachelor Of Science in Social Work, Master of Science in College Student Development, both from Kansas State University

Professional Background: LaToya joined the Ohio State University athletic department in August 2014 as the assistant director of student-athlete career management. In her role, she prepares student-athletes to achieve their career goals and future pursuits. In addition, she meets with employers and constituents to provide opportunities for student-athletes to enhance their career development. LaToya also oversees the Huntington Bucks Go Pro internship program that allows student-athletes to gain valuable work experience within the athletic and campus departments. During her time at Ohio State, LaToya has implemented the 4-year career plan and Buckeye Futures Fair.

Prior to her role, LaToya worked as an assistant director at Career and Employment Services(CES) at Kansas State University. In her 10 years at CES, LaToya helped numerous students from all disciplines with enhancing their resumes, interviewing, grad school and job searching skills. LaToya is most proud of establishing the Career Closet for all students to utilize to acquire gently used professional attire.

LaToya’s additional experiences in athletics involve operation management, being a track official and member of N4A. LaToya also has served as an advisor to student organizations, on campus committees and volunteers in the community. LaToya is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

When not attending athletic events, LaToya enjoys eating, shopping, working out and adding to her Chuck’s collection.

Athletic Experience:
High School-Track, Cross Country, Dance and Basketball
Collegiate Dance Member, Kansas State Classy Cats
Best part of my job: Impacting the lives of student-athletes and being to provide resources to help them succeed.

Favorite Quote: “Happiness is a choice”