I Am UWG
Michael D. Post
Job title: Enrollment & Student Success Advisor (eCore & UWG|Online).
What I really do: For eCore I work as an Academic Advisor for UWG eCore students and as part of the eCore Student Success Team providing student support for eCore Spanish courses. For UWG|Online I assist with implementing marketing strategies to increase awareness and enrollment within UWG|Online programs.
Years at UWG: 1; I started working at UWG in July 2011.
Before UWG, I: Worked in commercial printing for 21 years serving as a digital production artist & art department manager for various companies from Carrollton to Atlanta.
One thing I would change about UWG: I would like to see increased communication and collaboration between departments, which would provide better understanding of each other’s challenges and opportunities.
I was born in: Villa Rica, Georgia.
Family members are: Excellent candidates for psychology journal case studies. Thankfully I am blessed with two awesome sons --Bradley, age 13, and Isaac, age 8. Both attend Carrollton City Schools.
People describe me as: Bereft and solicitous.
Most colleagues don’t know that: I was the senior class president for my high school graduating class and voted “friendliest” by my peers.
Favorite things to do: I love family history research and coin collecting, but I rarely have the time or finances to pursue either.
Favorite quote: "It's never too late to be who you might have been." George Eliot.
Proudest accomplishment so far: Returning to college nearly 20 years after graduation and maintaining a 3.9 GPA while seeking a B.A in History online.
Pet peeve: Being late or not prepared, and people calling me "Mike" even after I introduce myself as "Michael."
Best advice ever received: "Don't sweat the small stuff," and "Don't put that in your mouth because you don't know where it has been."
Best advice for new faculty and staff: Grasp the bigger picture about what we are all here to do. It is not about our success or advancement, it is about the success of the students and giving them every opportunity to succeed.
What I most want to contribute to students: My life experience. That every choice you make has a consequence, so make good choices early on but also remember it is never to late to change your life and direction.
The book everyone should read: The Bible.
The movie everyone should watch: Murder in Coweta County and The Passion of The Christ.
The person, dead or alive, I’d most like to meet: Myself 10 years from now.
The place I’d love to travel to where I haven’t been yet: The Smithsonian Institution.
Although you didn’t ask, I’d like to tell you anyway: My ultimate goal is to earn a Master of Library and Information Science and become an Archivist and use my experience in digital production to help preserve historical collections.
I'm a reality show junky and a hopeless romantic.
I could eat Chinese food everyday!
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