N. J. Akbar
Position: Assistant Director
Responsibilities: Faculty Referral: Early Alert, Linked Courses, Provost Leadership
Academy, Sophomore Initiatives, assisting with other persistence initiatives &
Destination Kent State: First Year Experience Course Adjunct Instructor
Education: M.A. – Educational Leadership for Higher Education Administration Student Affairs (Eastern Michigan University) & B.S. - History and English for Secondary Education (Eastern Michigan University)
Previous Employment: Career Advisor, The Career Center at University of Michigan; Graduate Intern, Office of Student Conflict Resolution at University of Michigan; Academic Support Graduate Assistant, Holman Learning Center at Eastern Michigan University
Words of Wisdom: "To exist is to change, to change is to mature, and to mature is to
create oneself endlessly." ~Henri Borgman.
″ Sacrifice short term pleasures and fun for long term milestones and achievements!
″ Be willing to tell family and friends, "NO!"
″ Keep a master schedule for the semester allocating your time for class, studying,
hanging out with friends and family, chores, and eating.