Admissions & Student Affairs
School of Optometry & Vision Science
Berkeley, CA. 94720
Mike (he/him/his) is a student affairs and higher education professional, educator, consultant and speaker with a passion for student success. Serving as the Assistant Dean of Admissions & Student Affairs in the Dr. Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry, Mike works with his team to admit a strong cohort of students each year and ensure they receive the best education and experience possible. His experience spans multiple functional areas, including Academic Success, First Year Experience, Gender & Sexuality Centers, New Student Orientation, Housing and Residence Life, and Tutoring Centers. He most recently served as the Director of Student Engagement & Academic Success at Saint Mary’s College of California.
He continues to lead an active research agenda, examining LGBTQ+ and ethnic identity development of Caribbean heritage students studying in the United States; the impact of online tutoring; and the efficacy of student success strategies. In addition to research and writing, he serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Certificate of Student Affairs and Higher Education Administration program at Berkeley Extension.
Mike lives in Walnut Creek and enjoys indoor cycling, hanging out with his dog (Avery), watching professional sporting events, and exploring the Bay area!