Explain your career path
I worked my way through an organization from machine operator to Plant Manager by
the age of 25. I then changed jobs (moving the Cape) and decided I needed a degree
to go along with drive (an what I thought at the time) was vast experience.
Once graduated I decided to expand my horizons and experiences and caught on with a Management Consulting company and was fortunate enough to work with companies like Boeing, Bell Helicopter, Newport News Shipbuilding, The United States Navy and others. Hired by a "client" I rose to the position of Vice President of Administrative Services of a company with 1,200 employees. After twelve years the organization was acquired by a European conglomerate and I was displaced in a Reorg. I am now the Director of Industrial Engineering for an Alumina refinery in Louisiana, and winding down what has been a wide-ranging career.
What was your major at Southeast and what led you to that?
Why did you choose to attend Southeast?
Proximity was the big driver. I had moved to Cape Girardeau county for a job. As a "non-traditional student" (Over 25, married with a family I required an institution that allowed me to pursue my degree at night. SEMO fit the bill and after many years of part-time night school, my goal was met. Nothing but good things to say about my experiences there.
Describe Southeast in three words.
Flexible yet solid.