I lead a university on a mission to bring education to people for whom college is not a guarantee.
Upholding a Cause and Belief
Day to Day
A lot of meetings, developing new ideas, touching base with people, and writing/speaking occasions. I've seen this school grow from 2500 students to over 90,000 by pioneering high-quality online education. I am continually seeking to recalibrate my role focusing on talent, driving strategy, being the primary face of SNHU’s external relations, building partnerships, and helping students achieve their goals.
Skills & Qualities Beyond School
Know the value of hard work. Your work ethic is worth more than your smarts or talent and will get you farther. Have grit and a plan that will help you achieve a better life for yourself. School (college in particular) is an important transformative experience, but it isn't for everyone. Seek out the transformative experiences that will work for you (join the military, start a business, travel, etc.). Have empathy, connect with people and be able to tell a compelling narrative.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for everyone
Find mentors, teachers, anyone who will support you and believe in you. The power of these individuals believing in you lifts your bar. Building the power to believe in yourself comes from having others that believe in you as well. Be authentic to yourself and don't let others tell you what your calling is.
My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took: