Co and Extra

In recent weeks I’ve been finding myself being asked to define “co-curricular” and “extra-curricular” activities as it relates to higher education and I want to unpack some of my thoughts on this.  Much of this comes from a context in which we are working to break down the plethora of silos and barriers on campusContinue reading “Co and Extra”

Happy #CSAM20!

Wow…it’s October already! Actually its the END of October already! I’ve been working remotely for 7 1/2 months and in my new position for 3 months and 1 week! But what would October be without the traditional shoutout to my friends, co-workers and colleagues: Happy Careers in Student Affairs Month! This year has been aContinue reading “Happy #CSAM20!”

LMX Theory and Me

As many of you know, leadership development is a thing I use frequently in my position at Michigan State and in my field and in many of my volunteer roles. So I sit in theories and models all the time. Over the last few months I’ve been on a journey of reflecting on my style,Continue reading “LMX Theory and Me”

A Letter to the UAB Students

Kadie, Brandon, Melissa, Emily, Sean, Kristin, Kennedy, Katie, Madison, Yiting, Loren, Ally C, Ally L, Dakota, Leah, Alyssa, Courtney, all of our great volunteers, Karlee and Margaret; With an unprecidented end to our wild journey together, a written thank you that can test the digital sands of time seemed the very least to do toContinue reading “A Letter to the UAB Students”

2020 P.A.N.D.A. Awards!

Y’all, get excited! The P.A.N.D.A. Awards are back! Started in 2015 on the night of the 87th Academy Awards, the P.A.N.D.A. Awards were created in a 10 minute time span. They were originally created to celebrate people who  engaged with me on my social media platforms. However, beginning this year I’m pivoting to celebrating anyContinue reading “2020 P.A.N.D.A. Awards!”

Nuggets of Goodness

Hello NACA! Currently, I’m sitting in the lobby of the Marriott Hotel in Covington, Kentucky, waiting for my two students Kadie and Brandon to come down for check-out. (FYI they’re not late, I’m just early LOL) I have my faux hotel Starbucks and watching/saying goodbye to old and new friends in between paragraphs. This hasContinue reading “Nuggets of Goodness”

I Prefer ‘Fraternity’

I identify as a gay, Asian, Asian-American Fraternity Member who use the pronouns he, him, his. I am part of a predominately straight, white Southern Fraternity. I prefer the term “fraternity” versus “frat” because of the negative contexts that has been built and associated with the term “frat”. For me, “frat” is a slur. I useContinue reading “I Prefer ‘Fraternity’”

#ATTI80: The Final Theory

WOW! Crazy to think that #ATTI80 is now over!!! Over the past 80 days I’ve broken down 8 theories, gone through 13 dry erase markers, 1 container of Clorox wipes, utilized 2 whiteboards and, to close us out, have created 1 theory. Yes, I’ve created theory, so let those pigs fly! Now, this has been percolating inContinue reading “#ATTI80: The Final Theory”

Montréal

Bonjour de montréal! Hello from Montreal! Its been another whirlwind convention, and on this final day, I’ve gone for my morning walk to the Bagel Express to get my coffee and croissant and found a colorful corner to reflect for a few moments. This entire convention has been an eye opening experience. From the chuckle ofContinue reading “Montréal”

Chatting With the @ACPAPrez

As many of you know, the fabulous Kimberly White sat down with ACPA President and Master of Higher Education Administration and Doctorate of Education Program Director at New England College, Gavin Henning and had a great conversation with him on Google Hangout about his journey in Student Affairs and advice he has for graduate students andContinue reading “Chatting With the @ACPAPrez”