Hometown: Tacoma, WA
Degrees: BA in History, 2000, Western Washington University
M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration, 2004, Washington State University
Favorite Building on Campus: Sharwan Smith Center - The Sharwan Smith Center provides a "one stop shop" for current students providing many student resources from Financial Aid to Student Involvement and Leadership to the Bookstore. One can also have lunch at a variety of eateries and the Sharwan Smith Center is connected to the Centrum, for T-bird basketball games, volleyball matches, and gymnastics meets.
What little known fact about SUU do you like to share most? The academic core of this institution are the same programs that built American Higher Education. SUU is designated as Utah's liberal arts and sciences university. Academic programs in philosophy, humanities, and the sciences is what America's founding fathers were often educated in. I also believe that SUU has been able to be an accessible institution yet still maintain their academic quality and prowess.
Favorite Quote: The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Hobbies and Interests: College Sports, Traveling, Eating Out - rice goes with anything, touring college campuses, tennis, and consuming Diet Coke.
Favorite Place to Eat in Cedar City: Sonny Boy's, Brad Food Hut, Pastry Pub
People would be surprised to know that: My middle name is the letter "O" and I minored in Canadian Studies in college.
Best bit of advice for students looking for a college/university? Don't be turned off by the sticker tuition price of schools. Many institutions including SUU are able to offer financial aid packages and award merit-based scholarships that can bring the cost down significantly. Consider the cost of college to be an investment in improving your career and life. Keep an open mind when investigating colleges. Many students end up attending colleges that they may have never heard of a year earlier.
Years working at SUU: 2