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Michael Metzger

Special Projects Coordinator at UMass Boston

Boston, Massachusetts
Higher Education
  1. UMass Boston
  1. American University,
  2. University of Connecticut,
  3. National Association for Campus Activities
  1. University of Connecticut
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UMass Boston

UMass Boston

Honors College Special Projects Coordinator

– Present

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I am a masters educated higher educational professional that is committed to fostering academic excellence, sparking innovation, and serving the community at which I work.


Honors College Special Projects Coordinator

UMass Boston
– Present (1 year 10 months)greater boston area

• Recruit high achieving high school, transfer, and current UMass students for college admission.
• Advise current Honors students on college, general education, major, and graduation requirements.
• Develop and steward mutually beneficial relationships with on and off campus partners to enrich the Honors College and Honors student experience.

Assistant Director for New Student Programs

American University
(1 year 10 months)

• Provided day to day management of new student orientation programs for 1,800 new students.
• Supervised, trained, and hired a graduate intern and a para-professional staff of 25 members.
• Executed a communication plan of web and hard copy publications to serve new students.
• Managed program registration policies and procedures using the Symplicity Transitions system.
• Organized registration and revenue intake for Welcome Week and Family Weekend programs.
• Analyzed data from assessment instruments and made recommendations for improvement.
• Coached students in decision making for the Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution.

Graduate Assistant

University of Connecticut
(1 year 11 months)

• Assists in the desktop publishing of the Parents Association newsletter, “Parent Talk”
• Reserves University facilities for Orientation/Parents Association events
• Assists in computer data entry for Orientation and Family Weekend Reservations
• Researches Orientation and Parent Association topics as needed
• Helps in the implementation of Orientation, Family Weekend and Parents Association programs.

Northeast Region Graduate Intern For Educational Sessions and Professional Development

National Association for Campus Activities
(7 months)

• Selected educational sessions as part of a team that met the developmental needs of students/professionals.
• Assisted the Professional Development & Education Sessions Coordinator in managing more than 50 sessions.
• Co-developed areas of learning and an evaluation tool for the educational sessions.

Marketing Coordinator

UMass Boston
(10 months)

• Collaborated to develop a student leadership framework using relevant leadership theory.
• Coordinated/Designed the 2008-09 Division of Student Affairs Annual Report using graphic art principles.
• Developed the brand identity and collateral pieces for the Office of Student Activities as well as the Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement.

Student Arts & Events Council Student Program Coordinator

UMass Boston
(2 years)

• Facilitated entertaining, enriching, and educational programs that engaged the university community.
• Assisted developing and managing a programing fund of more than $200,000.
• Provided in-direct supervision to 50 volunteers and two credit-bearing interns.

New Student Orientation Assistant Coordinator

UMass Boston
(4 months)

• Developed, implemented, and managed, this institution's first two-day family and guest program for new student orientation.
• Co-supervised 14 new and returning orientation leaders.
• Conducted weekly staff meetings to review the program’s progress and staff performance

Student Body/ Senate President

University of Massachusetts - Boston
(1 year 1 month)

• Managed thirty Undergraduate Senators.
• Oversaw a half million dollar trust fund
• Redeveloped numerous processes to bring about greater accountability, transparency, and ease for a constituency of over 8,000 undergraduate students.


  • Data Analysis
  • Student Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Higher Education
  • Grant Writing
  • Leadership
  • Event Planning
  • Public Speaking
  • Curriculum Development
  • Student Engagement
  • Research
  • Volunteer Management
  • Brand Management
  • Academic Advising
  • Policy
  • Student Leadership
  • Staff Development
  • Program Development
  • Program Management
  • Community Outreach
  • Program Evaluation
  • Fundraising
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Nonprofits
  • Newsletters
  • Training
  • Recruiting
  • Leadership Development
  • Higher Education...
  • Admissions
  • Student Affairs
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Strategic planning: Getting everyone on the same page(Link)

NACA Campus Activities Programming Magazine
August 2010

Is your group’s check engine light on?(Link)

NACA Campus Activities Programming Magazine
March 2010

Extreme makeover: Student org edition(Link)

NACA Campus Activities Programming Magazine
November 2009

Stretching your novelty dollars(Link)

NACA Campus Activities Programming Magazine
August 2009

Division of Student Affairs 2009-2009 Annual Report -- Building a Framework for Learning and Achievement

UMass Boston Division of Student Affairs
October 2009

Serving Non-Traditionall Aged Students(Link)

NACA Campus Activities Programming Magazine
May 2011

A group that is less familar to higher education and student affairs professionals is non-traditionally aged students. Data from Van Der Werf and Sabtier (2009) indicates that non-traditionally aged students, ages 25 to 44, will be the fasting grouwing sub-population of students in higher education during the next decade. So how can student activities serve these non-traditionally aged customers?


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