Executive Director, Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Research Universities
Michael has served as executive director of the Florida Consortium ofMetropolitan Research Universities since July 2015, where he works with FloridaInternational University, the University of Central Florida (UCF), and the University ofSouth Florida on collaborative projects designed to increase retention, improvegraduation rates, and ensure graduates are career–ready. Prior to taking on this role, heserved for four years as the director of the Office of Student Involvement at UCF, wherehe oversaw a comprehensive involvement program including entertainmentprogramming, student organizations, volunteer and service programs, and studentgovernment. Michael has worked in higher education for nearly 20 years and is regularlyasked to speak and present on such topics as student affairs assessment, personalcareer development, student engagement practices, and developing student leadershipcompetencies. In addition to his work in student affairs at UCF, he is a faculty memberin thehigher education and policy studies department, where he teaches on thesubject of organization and administration in higher education. He is a graduate ofEast Carolina University and Southern Illinois University Carbondale and earned hisEd.D. in higher education administration and policy studies at Texas A&M University–Commerce in 2011.