In my current role: I have the great privilege to work with a team of kind, smart, equity-minded people to support the success of our college’s 3,000 students, from undergraduate freshmen to those finishing a doctorate, in programs that prepare them to lead in education and health. We also are committed to continuous improvement, innovating in what we do and how we do it. My portfolio includes academic affairs, graduate student affairs, and cross-college programs (all of which I lead or oversee), undergraduate student affairs, and the college’s new and growing data analytics team.
Ask me about: Academic programs, graduate student fellowships, curricular innovation, or our Educator Preparation Program. Also: education law.
In the past: I’ve been a practicing lawyer, a graduate student, a professional student, and a scholar (fortunately, this role allows me to continue to be a dedicated and productive education law scholar).
What I love most about my work: Seeing people thrive, whether students, colleagues, or alumni.
In my current role: I have the great privilege to work with people within MSU’s College of Education and throughout the university and to collaborate with educational, industry, and government leaders in the State of Michigan and beyond for the purpose of continuous improvement. We want all at MSU to thrive, while here and as leaders after they graduate. My work involves creating and supporting a collaborative, interconnected, data-driven inquiry process that is inclusive and iterative, with significant, measurable, and known achievement in the direction of our goals to further our mission, vision, and impact as we inspire tomorrow’s accomplishments. My work spans across initial and advanced levels and also includes building systems, strategic planning, co-chairing the Teacher Education Council, adjudicating issues, negotiating and implementing policy, and annual reporting.
Ask me about: How and why we use strategic planning and continuous improvement to advance our impact and forward innovation, equity, and audacious achievement. Also: pK-12 Education and Leadership.
In the past: I’ve been a teacher, adjunct instructor; assistant, elementary, and high school principal; MASSP Board Member; Gerstacker Fellow, Director of Partnerships & Initiatives; and Director of Elementary Education.
What I love most about my work: Seeing people thrive, individually and collectively, for the betterment of themselves and others.
In my current role: I am responsible for functions related to undergraduate student recruitment, orientation, admissions, advising, degree certification, internship clearance, academic records, college colloquium, and commencement. I am also responsible for administering university policies related to enrollment (e.g., adding/dropping courses, late drops, medical withdrawals, repeat credits), grading, academic dishonesty, academic standing (e.g., probation, recess, dismissal), financial aid (SAP) appeals, reinstatement, readmission, and the dean’s list.
Ask me about: Anything undergraduate advising related.
In the past: I have been with MSU for some time now. I have been and academic advisor, assistant director, and now the director of advising in the College of Education. Before MSU I worked in orientation and academic advising.
What I love most about my current role: The people. I love working with the students and my colleagues
In my current role: I am responsible for providing strategic leadership for the use of student data in pursuit of inclusive excellence. I collaborate closely with leaders within the college and the university, to streamline data collection and management efforts, processes, and decision support at the college.
Ask me about: Implementing data driven solutions and executing strategies to optimize business processes. My expertise lies in the development & implementation of custom applications geared towards the higher education realm.
In the past: Prior to this role, I spent over 20 years serving MSU in multifaceted leadership positions and have led IT operations for University Procurement and Logistics as their Chief Technology Officer and Unit Manager. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from India and earned my M.B.A. in Supply Chain Management and Marketing, M.S. in Packaging, and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from MSU.
What I love most about my current role: Ability to invest in continuous learning and contributing toward student success.
In my current role: I oversee undergraduate advising for the Teacher Preparation Program.
Ask me about: Our Elementary Education, Special Education and Secondary Education programs at MSU; recruiting and retaining students; managing my inbox; and presenting to and connecting with Gen Z.
In the past: I was a Kinesiology advisor in our college (2015-2018).
What I love most about my current role: Building and maintaining relationships with students from the moment we first meet them as high school seniors to the moment they walk across the stage at graduation.
In my current role: I am responsible for advising undergraduate students pursuing the kinesiology degree. I am also responsible for the degree clearance process and conferral of the undergraduate kinesiology degree and kinesiology department minors. I assist with department responsibilities for annual New Student Orientation, including development of presentation and materials, advising, and I assist in enrollment for incoming freshman, transfer and international students. Lastly, I also assists in undergraduate commencement, and colloquium.
Ask me about: Anything related to undergraduate Kinesiology studies.
In the past: I worked at a community college for over 10 years, assisting students with admissions, graduation, advising both domestic and international students, financial aid, and assisting students in the transfer process to their four year university. I also worked closely with student athletes and oversaw the honors program.
What I love most about my current role: I love the diversity in career options for students pursuing kinesiology. I love helping students figure out the puzzle of correct classes to take to pursue graduate school and equally enjoy hearing what they are doing with their kinesiology degree post-graduation.
In my current role: As an Academic Advisor, I work with prospective students, help applicants navigate the admission process, provide guidance for current students with orientation, creating academic plans, interpreting academic policy, and successfully completing the program. As the Assistant Director for Graduate Student Affairs I administer academic policy related to extensions, readmission, degree conferrals, and work with students, faculty and staff to provide comprehensive support relating to student affairs for graduate students.
Ask me about: the Master of Arts in Education or anything related to College and University policy.
In the past: I’ve worked as an Academic Service Learning Coordinator, Student Services Coordinator, and Director of Academic Advisement at various universities.
What I love most about my current role: Connecting with students, faculty, and staff to help them achieve their academic and professional goals.
In my current role: I coordinate projects and work associated with graduate scholarships and fellowships, college admissions and college degree conferral. I’m also assistant to Associate Dean Kristine Bowman.
Ask me about: Graduate Student fellowship opportunities and eligibility; college-level processes regarding admissions, degree conferral, etc; setting up meetings with Dr. Bowman.
In the past: I have held many project management/coordinator roles in various fields: higher education, workforce development, financial institutions, and interior design/furniture procurement.
What I love most about my current role: I love sharing a passion for student success with other colleagues.
In my current role: I develop and implement marketing initiatives in support of online master’s programs at the college. I am also assisting with the transition to the Slate CRM software and serve as the graduate program assistant for the Master of Arts in Education (MAED) program.
Ask me about: Marketing and recruitment efforts; writing, editing, and content creation; a content strategy for your program website; anything Slate-related; the Grad Link student newsletter; and admissions procedures for the MAED.
In the past: In my most recent role, I was an online editor for Microsoft News and MSN. I have worked as an editor and journalist in print and digital media for more than 10 years. I studied journalism at the University of King’s College in Halifax, NS.
What I love most about my current role: : I am encouraged to continually learn new things.