Staff Spotlight: Michael Gershe

Senior Academic Advisor II
  • Pronouns: he/him/his 

  • Title/role at Kent State: 

    • Senior Advisor II

  • Additional Kent State University affiliations/committee service: 

    • AAAC, Athletics Eligibility Committee

  • Outside of Kent State University professional affiliations/hobbies: 

  • What are your academic degrees in? 

    • BA in Communications, Ashland University and MA in Higher Education Administration, University of Akron 

  • What inspired you to work in Higher Education? 

    • I was a student leader at Ashland University and in many student organizations. I saw how I changed as a person being involved and being a part of the campus community.

  • What motivates you/what gets you out of bed in the morning? 

    • My bladder (hahaha)  Knowing I can make a difference in someone’s life.

  • What is the best part of your job? 

    • Being a part of a student’s college experience and seeing them graduate. Knowing they accomplished that goal and I was a small part of the process.

  • Why do you like working at Kent State University (and in CAE)? 

    • I enjoy my colleagues in the advising office who make it fun coming to work. I like working with students and assisting them accomplish their goals. 

  • What is your favorite part of your job?  

    • Aside from my co-workers, clearing students for graduation.

  • What are you most looking forward to seeing in the future of CAE? 

    • I look forward to the new addition to our  building and providing our students with more educational opportunities.

  • What is a fun fact about yourself? 

    • I am a huge fan of Spider-man, Star Wars and the rock band KISS

  • What is your biggest accomplishment to date? 

POSTED: Monday, October 26, 2020 - 9:58am
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 12:31pm