Building You Up

Yesterday, I had the privilege of heading back to my alma mater to present to some of the SAGrads about social media and personal/professional branding. Now, I don’t really consider myself an “expert” in social media or even a leader in the #SAField. I’m still relatively new and just coming into my own as a #SAPro,Continue reading “Building You Up”

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”


There’s something rubbing me the wrong way with the tone of our field lately. I honestly can’t put my finger on it, but my gut has an unsettling feeling. Perhaps it’s the exclusiveness of our conversations. It could conceivably be an unbalance of our understanding our field as a whole. Maybe it’s the way we treat each other on socialContinue reading “Ponderings”

Digital Resources for a New Year

So, I was talking with a few undergrad students and #SAGrads from Michigan State the other day about digital resources and suggestions I had for them. So, after that conversation, with the start of the semester, and the plethora of helpful info from other #SATech/#SAPros, I thought I’d share out what resources that I foundContinue reading “Digital Resources for a New Year”

2nd Year Advice

Its a little crazy that just a little over a year ago I was in my orientation for my grad program. A lot has happen in 12 short months, but I wouldn’t change anything. I’ve grown personally and professionally, and have met so many new and amazing individuals. Part of my success was the adviceContinue reading “2nd Year Advice”

Higher Ed’s Minefield

Currently this week in my spare time, I’m reviewing the textbook and class materials that I’ve read for my Legal, Ethical and Policy Issues class. I have to admit, and I’ve tweeted this, “in some ways legal issues in higher education reminds me of a minefield”…they are everywhere. Sometimes they are preventable, but many timesContinue reading “Higher Ed’s Minefield”

Monsters University

Since entering into the professional world, I’ve always tried to make my work enjoyable by infusing my personality into my work. Things such as encouraging country music to be played on Fridays in the office to create a relaxed and productive work environment, collecting the random panda trinkets and art that students gave to me,Continue reading “Monsters University”

#SATechMI UnConference 2013

What an absolutely amazing day of conference-ing…well unconference-ing. Today I had the chance to attend the first ever #SATechMI UnConference, which was held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Now, you might be wondering “What is an unconference???” Well, like you, until about 2 months ago, I had never heard of oneContinue reading “#SATechMI UnConference 2013”