Dr. Mike Simmons
Mike leads the University of North Texas “Career Connect” project, which is the university’s effort to help students collect, connect, and showcase the important skills they attain through participation in high-impact experiences activities, such as internships, volunteer work, research projects, community service, study-abroad trips, research, performances, etc.
Mike received his undergraduate degree in history from King University, his MPA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a doctorate in public administration and urban affairs from the University of Texas at Arlington. His previous opportunities at the University of North Texas included: project leadership with course redesign, learning technologies, assessment, accreditation, community engagement, and online learning initiatives. Mike has over 20 years of teaching experience and continues to teach as an online adjunct faculty member to keep his focus on students and learning.
“Find an excuse...they are opportunities disguised as excuses to get people’s attention...and can be excuses to innovate...The potential success for this scale of innovation is directly and proportionately related to the size of the excuse.”
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