What other positions have you held prior to SIC?
I had the privilege of being a stay at home dad with all 4 of our kids while my wife was finishing residency and starting up her medical practice. We were blessed to be in that position and I am eternally grateful to my wife for the extra time I was able to spend with our kids.
What does SIC mean to you?
SIC means opportunity.
How do you help fulfill Southeastern's Mission Statement?
When Sarah Aitken was SIC’s registrar, she referred to me as the face of SIC. I am so thankful my face hasn’t literally been plastered all over campus and southern Illinois. What she meant by it was that I am usually the first person and impression a potential or returning student has since I’m positioned at the Admissions window. That picture has continually stuck with me over the years and drives me to do my best to provide high quality customer service to everyone that I encounter here on campus.
What is your favorite memory at SIC?
The time I won Enrollment Service’s ugly Christmas sweater contest. Come ask me for the rest of the story.
What do you do in your spare time?
With 4 very active kids, almost every minute of spare time is spent watching them participate in all their extracurricular activities. Beyond that, I volunteer time for our church youth group and coach basketball. I also enjoy hunting.
Where is your favorite vacation spot?
Walt Disney World closely followed by the beach.
If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?
Definitely my wife, Andi Miller. Our date nights are rare and I can’t think of anyone else I’d rather share a meal with more.
In a movie based on your life, who plays you?
I guess, Nicholas Cage
What is the best piece of advice you've ever heard and can give to others?
Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.