Michael Crook - University of Houston
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Michael Crook (he/him/his)


Contact me about:

  • Academic Partnerships
  • Intercultural Development Inventory Coaching
  • Staff and DSAES Partnerships
  • Diversity Workshops
  • MLK Celebrations
  • Community Partnerships
  • Achievement Initiative for Marginalized Males
  • Diversity Institute
  • Fall Speaker Series
  • Social Media and Marketing
  • Cultural Connect Week

Michael first joined the UH community in 2014 as part of the inaugural staff for CDI. He left for a little while and in 2021, he returned to the center as the assistant director. In his role, he serves as part of the Center’s leadership team, is responsible for the daily operations of the Center and student employees, oversees assessment initiatives, develops and manages academic partnerships, and supports the diversity education programs and initiatives that come from the Center. He is certified as a qualified administrator with the Intercultural Development Inventory, LLC and is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach. He received a Master of Arts in student affairs administration and graduate certificate for teaching and learning from Michigan State University in 2012, and a Bachelor of Arts in speech and communication and a minor in business administration from Colorado State University in 2008. He was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and was raised in a multi-cultural, small-business owning, military family. He loves music, running, and playing volleyball.

“Building community is a personal passion of mine and I live and work to create inclusive spaces wherever I go. It is my purpose in this world to create inclusive spaces that help people figure out who they are, who they are meant to be, and supports them reaching every one of their desired life goals. I love our team here in CDI and look forward to creating meaningful and sustainable impact around inclusion and equity on campus.”