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Michael Wade

Title: Associate Director for Diversity, Access and Inclusion
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Phone: 803-777-4054
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Diversity and inclusion, transfer student admissions


Chicago, Illinois

About Me

I serve the Office of Undergraduate Admissions as the Associate Director for Diversity, Access and Inclusion. I'm involved with strategies to recruit and enroll a diverse student body, the recruitment and communication plans for non-freshman and diverse student populations, as well as trainings for faculty and staff to promote a welcoming and supportive environment for students of diverse backgrounds.

I come from Ferris State University, where I served as Assistant Director in the Office of Multicultural Student Services. I served at Ferris for the past 13 years, and in this role was dedicated to fostering college access and success for diverse student populations, as well as cultivating campus-wide diversity and inclusion efforts and strategic initiatives.

I'm a product of the Midwest, born and raised on the Southside of Chicago, Illinois, with roots also in Lansing and Grand Rapids, Michigan for the past 20 years. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Ferris State University and a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Cornerstone University.




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