Michael has been a member of the UH community since 2014 and over the past decade, he has served in a number of roles. He served as part of the inaugural staff for the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, spent four years working with major campus events and programs in the Center for Student Involvement, six months as the Interim Co-Director of the LGBTQ Resource Center and was the former Director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.
In his current role in the Center for Student Advocacy and Community, he provides vision and direction for the department and oversees the daily operations of the Center. He will build partnerships across campus, and work with the team to remove obstacles that students may experience when pursuing their degree. 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 multicultural, 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. Life can be challenging at times but it is easier when your basic needs are met and you are being true to yourself. It is my purpose in this world to create spaces that help people figure out who they are, who they are meant to be, and support them in reaching every one of their desired life goals. I love our team here in the Center for Student Advocacy and Community and look forward to creating a meaningful and sustainable impact throughout all over campus and the community.”