By DaQuan Martin; The Whetstone 

Q: Where are you from? 

A: I am from Chestertown, Md. It’s about 45 minutes from Dover. It’s on the eastern shore in Maryland.  

 

Q: Where did you go to college? 

A: Goldey Beacom College, Wilmington. 

 

Q: Why? 

A: To remain close to my family. It was one hour away from home. They also presented me with the most scholarship money.  

 

Q: What was your major? 

A: Graduated in with a bachelor’s in Business Administration  in 2010, and, in 2012, graduated with my MBA in Marketing Management and another MBA in Financial Management. 

 

Q: Where do you see yourself going in life? 

A: Ultimate goal is to get a Ph.D. and be the president of an HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) 

 

Q: Why that?  

A: Personally, I feel like the HBCU horror stories, customer services, are really horrible. They have a lot to offer. I want to help change the stigma HBCUs have  

 

Q: What’s your favorite book?  

A: The Bible  

 

Q: Why? 

A: Because when you need life instruction, guidance and seeking wisdom, that will help whatever you are facing in life. 

 

Q: What’s your favorite movie? 

A: Malibu Most Wanted  

 

Q: Why? 

A: That movie is hilarious. It’s corny funny, which makes it super funny.  

 

Q: What kind of impact do you think you’ve made on campus? 

A: I don’t know. I personally hope I made an impact. My main focus is helping students move forward. I want to put people in the best place possible. 

 

Q: What is your current job title?  

A: Director of campus life  

 

Q: Why did you pick that job?  

A: In undergrad, I was heavily involved in student activities, which made me want to become a student leader. After becoming a resident assistant, I noticed that I was having fun and enjoying being an RA. My junior year I saw my director and expressed interest in a higher role or involvement as a student leader. My passion for this type of work took off when I was an undergrad.  

 

Q: How long do you want to stay at Wesley?  

A: However long God intends on me being here. Once he tells me my assignment is done, then I’ll leave.  

 

Q: What’s your favorite food?  

A: Barbecued chicken, or anything barbecued for that matter  

 

Q: Do you have a favorite artist? 

A: Yea, Beyonce.  

 

Q: What organization do you belong to? 

A: So, this past summer I crossed Greekdom; I am a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.  

 

Q: What was your best year at Wesley?  

A: First year as an Area Coordinator  

 

Q: Why? 

A: Because I was still new, I feel like when you are new that’s a time to execute change and you have momentum to push forward. So I feel like that’s when I had the most impact. I feel like it’s difficult to push initiatives forward when people haven seen your face for a long time.  

 

Q: Any advice to anyone that might be interested in doing what you do? 

A: Passion! You must have it, if you’re not student-centered, you’re going to be miserable if you don’t have the drive.