Welcome to our “Get to Know Me” feature for RVC employees! Today we are going to get to know Sam Morgan.
Title: Dean of Enrollment and Retention
Department: Enrollment and Retention
Tell us a little about your job at RVC.
I am tasked with onboarding to first-year completion and finding creative ways to reduce barriers, improve business processes, and cater to the needs of students and co-workers.
What motivates or inspires you?
Social justice warriors and altruism.
What scares you?
Complacency and structural racism
What do you like to do for fun?
Run marathons, travel, eat, photography, and stand up comedy shows
What was your very first job?
Dishwasher at the age of 13
If you are a part of any local or national clubs or boards, please share those details.
Rockford Road Runners
What is your favorite quote or words to live by?
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”
What is the best advice you have ever received?
Silence is the accomplice of injustice. So make your voice known.
What’s the last good book you’ve read?
American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear
What’s the last good movie you have seen?
What is your favorite TV show to binge watch?
Master of None
What was the first concert you ever attended and what is the most recent concert you have attended?
Endfest (1997) and Damien Escobar (2018)
Who is your celebrity crush?
Where is your favorite place to eat?
Where do you like to go or what do you like to do when you have a long weekend?
Mountains, small towns, and marathons
What is your biggest pet peeve?
Blatant disregard for the experiences of ‘others’
What might surprise people to learn about you?
I was adopted from South Korea at the age of 5-months.
What’s the next big thing coming up in your life that you are looking forward to?
International travel, always.