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Michael Minton
Biography For Michael Minton
Biography:
Before joining the Student Support Services Program in University Division in February of 2011, Mike served as Assistant Director of the Career Center at Illinois State.  It was also at Illinois State University where Mike began working for the federally funded TRiO program, Student Support Services working as a Program Coordinator/Academic Advisor for four years.  With the SSS program at Illinois State, Mike advised a caseload of over 100 first-generation and low-income undergraduate students on a range of issues from academic advisement, financial assistance, career exploration, and graduate school admissions.  He also designed and implemented several programs focused on improving the academic, personal, and professional potential of SSS participants, including an alternative spring break trip for 20 SSS participants that included a trip to the National Civil Right Museum, a historical driving tour of the Mississippi Delta, a graduate school visit to the University of Memphis, and two service learning projects in two rural delta communities.  Mike’s passion for helping student succeed began with his work teaching 8th grade social studies in the rural Mississippi Delta as a Teach for American Corps member.  Mike holds a M.S. in College Student Personnel Administration from Illinois State University and is currently working on his PhD in Higher Education Administration at the same institution.  He is a 2004 graduate of Indiana University with a BA in history, and served as team captain for the Men’s Track and Field Team while at IU. 
Director
ED 1141
8600 University Boulevard
Evansville, IN 47712
Phone 812-465-1606
Email:Michael Minton


Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00am-4:30pm
EDUCATION
  • B.A., History, Indiana University
  • M.S., College Student Personnel, Illinois State University
  • (currently working on) Ph.D. Higher Education Administration, Illinois State University
WORK HISTORY
Feb 2011 - Present Director, Student Support Services, University Division, Southern Indiana University
2010 - 2011 Assistant Director, Career Center, Illinois State University
2007 - 2010 Program Coordinator/Academic Advisor, Student Support Services, Illinois State University
2004 - 2006 Teach for America Corps Member, 8th Grade Social Studies, Mississippi Delta
TRAINING AND RELATED EXPERIENCES
Additional Professional Training
  • Assessment of student needs; proven retention and graduation strategies; and the use of educational technology in order to design and operate a model TRIO project, , Southeastern Association of Educational Opportunity Programs Personnel
MEMBERSHIPS, AFFILIATIONS. AND OTHER OFFICES HELD
  • Council for Opportunity in Education
  • National Association of Colleges and Employers
  • Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers
  • National Academic Advising Association
ACTIVITIES
2008 - 2010 Instructor, Success 101, Illinois State University
2008 - 2010 Instructor, First Year Learning Seminar (LinC), Illinois State University Fall
HONORS AND AWARDS
  • Recognized in the “Top Ten People to Know on Campus”,  MASAI Mentoring Program, Diversity Advocacy , Illinois State University(2010)
  • Team Excellence Award Success 101, Illinois State University (2009)
HOBBIES AND INTERESTS
  • Spending time with family
  • Fishing
  • Traveling


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