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Who is Mike? Meet and Greet Our New Campus Director

Published on July 24, 2013 by Scott Rudeen

You asked the questions. He answered the questions. Mike McAllister is the new Broadview University-Layton campus director. His quiet confidence is already penetrating the school with a vision of “We Care” being incorporated in all his decisions. Learn more about him in this interview.

How do you feel about animals?

I love animals. . .well, most animals.  I don’t care for rodentia or snakes, but anything else I love.  I have two rescued dogs that are very much part of our family: Charlie is a 10-year-old spaniel-mix, and Missy is a 3-year-old yellow lab/Chihuahua mix. Don’t ask how it’s possible–all I know is it happened!

Are you scared of veterinary technicians?

Ha ha ha, this made me laugh.  I love the randomness of it.  No, I am not scared of vet techs. Vet Techs do a very important job! Now, if a vet tech were to walk into my office holding a snake, I would probably shriek. No joke.

Do you enjoy foosball?

Do I dare say it?  I have never played foosball, so I would be an easy competitor to beat.  I think one of the Layton students will have to teach me.

What is your favorite food?

Oooo, tough question.  I am a foodie, so I love all types of food.  I would have to say my all around favorite is Vietnamese or Thai.  My favorite snack is Cheddar and Sour Cream Ruffles with cottage cheese. . . .mmm, yummy! Easiest way to my heart is through my stomach.

Where are you from?

I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, moved away for six years to attend school at Arizona State University.  But I missed the seasons and the beautiful mountains, so we moved back.

Why did you decide to become the Campus Director?

One of my passions is education.  Knowledge is so incredibly important, and I am excited to be part of helping others fulfill their academic and professional potential.  My career with Broadview started in Admissions, so I have had a lot of experience helping students get started.  When the opportunity came up to be Campus Director at the Layton campus, I jumped at the chance to continue helping students be successful in other areas of their education.

What advice do you have for the students at Broadview University?

I firmly believe that we should always continue to learn.  As long as we are learning, we are progressing and improving.  It is when we are no longer teachable, when we stop learning, that we stop progressing. I encourage all students to pursue their education with an excitement and hunger to learn as much as possible.

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