I Am UWG
Job title: Director of Admissions.
What I really do: Convince prospective students who don’t really know what they want to do with their life that “Going West” is the right choice.
Years at UWG: 1996-2002, 2004-2007, 2009-Present.
Before UWG, I: … a relatively immature 18 year old (one of those prospective students I reference above)
One thing I would change about UWG: Casual Fridays.
I was born in: Marietta, Georgia.
Family members are: My wife (and former Downs Hall Director) Taffey Cunnien.
People describe me as: Wolfie’s Number 1 Fan.
Most colleagues don’t know that: I was once the landlord in a mobile home park.
Favorite things to do: Giving Milos (my pug) a belly rub.
Favorite quote: I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor. – Henry David Thoreau.
Proudest accomplishment so far: Doubling the Advanced Academy’s enrollment, during my time with the program.
Pet peeve: People not living up to their full potential.
Best advice ever received: “There are no silver bullets in admissions.”
Best advice for new faculty and staff: Remember that you are blessed to work not for a university but rather, a working community. Find ways to not only better your small neighborhood but rather, the community as a whole
What I most want to contribute to students: …The opportunity to develop a sense of independence and autonomy.
The book everyone should read: “Next” by Michael Lewis.
The movie everyone should watch: Shawshank Redemption.
The person, dead or alive, I’d most like to meet: Tim Gunn.
The place I’d love to travel to where I haven’t been yet: Australia
Although you didn’t ask, I’d like to tell you anyway: During my student years I wrote scathing editorials under the pen name Jed Delong and dressed up as a live-action residence hall, complete with an afro and white gloves, for the Resview Preview Show.
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