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Getting Comfortable Being A Squeaky Wheel

I often look back on nearly 20 years in this wonderful profession and consider how I became one of the “squeaky wheels.” Starting out in college admission in 2000, I never would have imagined that one day I would feel...
Beyond the Cubicle: So Now What?

Beyond the Cubicle: So Now What?

This is the final entry in my “Beyond the Cubicle” series. I must admit that when I was presented with this opportunity, I was nervous that I wouldn’t have enough material to carry us through more than one or two …
Beyond the Cubicle: So Now What?

Beyond the Cubicle: From Moneyball to Enrollment Management

I call the bookshelf in my office “The Literacy Center.” Included in The Literacy Center are different books which have, in some way or another, informed the work that I do. One such book is Moneyball, by Michael Lewis, …
Beyond the Cubicle: Lessons from Graduation Day

Beyond the Cubicle: Lessons from Graduation Day

It’s hard for me to believe that it has been 15 years since I graduated from high school, but as the years pass further along, one memory from my high school graduation resonates more than the others. My father, a …
Beyond the Cubicle: Lessons from Graduation Day

Motivation Proclamation

During the spring of 2014, while I was still at American University, I finally decided to take advantage of the employee benefit that provided two courses per semester free of charge. I have been working in higher education since 2007, …