Michael began his professional career in education as a high school Spanish teacher at Cary High School before traveling across the globe to Incheon, South Korea, to become a K-12 English teacher for a year. He then taught Spanish at Millbrook High School for two years after returning home from South Korea. He later transitioned to higher education by working in international and scholars offices at New York University and Columbia University for three years before joining the Columbia Business School as the assistant director of admissions. Later, he transitioned to working for North Carolina State University as the associate director of admissions for the Jenkins MBA program at North Carolina State.
Currently, Michael serves as the director of admissions and recruitment for the Jenkins MBA Program at North Carolina State, Michael manages the admissions and operations teams, and is responsible for driving strategic outreach, evaluation, and yield-related activities for all Jenkins MBA programs, as well as other graduate programs. He also manages the recruitment strategy and provides extensive one-on-one contact with prospective students via in-person interactions, as well as via phone, virtual and email correspondence to respond to program inquiries and provide support throughout the application process to candidates. Michael travels nation-wide to professional conferences, HBCUs, and industry corporations to recruit the best and brightest students for the Jenkins MBA program.
Outside of the admissions realm, Michael is a PhD student in Higher Education Leadership, Policy, and Human Development in the College of Education at NC State. Additionally, he works part time at NC State’s Friday Institute as a research assistant, he is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, and he is an avid runner and triathlete.
Bachelor of Arts Education North Carolina State University 2009
Bachelor of Arts Spanish North Carolina State University 2009
Master of Arts International Education New York University 2015