Wright State University
Week 3: Casually Cool
What hobbies, activities, and pastimes fuel your passion?
To be honest, I never feel like I’m off the job. I consider it my sacred duty to create an environment here at Wright State University where everyone can be successful.
With 6 kids, I’ve always found it hard to fully unwind. I do like to spend time chatting with my wife. I enjoy reading – I’ve read everything that Robert Ludlum has ever written. I like to golf, and I like to go to the movies. I like lighter movies and suspenseful movies – I enjoy stories that let me escape for a few hours.
Week 2: Workplace Image
I enjoy the time I get to spend with the students, but it doesn’t happen as often as I would like! Most of my time is spent dealing with politics, the external community, our stakeholders and our donors. A lot of what I do is more symbolic, such as getting people excited about why we exist as a University and where we are going. I try my best to inspire my students. After my first semester in college, my GPA was a 1.9. There is a path to success for everyone!
Week 1: First Impressions
It’s all about my mom. I am an only child; my mom never went to college, and my dad dropped out of high school to go fight in the war. My mom always told me that I could do anything – she helped me see a future for myself. She wanted me to be a role model for people just like me. Life is all about serving others.
I didn’t plan to become a university president. I went to school to be a basketball coach and a math teacher. Fortunately, I had two professors take me under their wing – they helped me become the man I am today. In my role now, I still get to coach – it’s just on a different court.
Why should people vote for you as the best Role Model for Men at Work?
We’re preparing people for jobs. I want to help people be successful in the workplace and in life. A vote for me is a vote for the mission of Clothes That Work.