Jacoby Broadnax








Name: Jacoby Broadnax (he/him)

Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Science in Public Health, with a minor in Interdisciplinary Studies (Texas A&M University Commerce, Commerce, Texas, USA)

Area(s) of Campus Involvement: Housing & Residence Life
E-mail: jbroadnax@cub.uca.edu


Q: What are your current career plans upon having completed your Master of Science in College Student Personnel Administration?
A: “I would have to say that my short-term goals is to become and athletic advisor/adjunct professor and my long-term goals is to become a dean of students.”


Q: What inspired you to enter the field of higher education as a future career?
A: “My [undergraduate] advisor Dr. Quinn inspired me I saw how she worked with me to create the path that was tailor made for me as a student and not just sticking me in any class with any professor”


Q: What is your favorite class in the CSPA program, and why?
A: “I would have to say the Practicum class was my favorite. Being able to shadow and get a slight glimpse into another field of higher ed outside of my own assistantship was really cool. I know housing like the back of my hand, but to be immersed in another office was awesome.”


Q: How has your field experience from your campus involvement through assistantship, practicum, and/or internship prepared you to work in the higher education enterprise?
A: “It has shown me that students are never the same there is no true blueprint to what experience you will have with students. Each year they learn differently go through their own lives and nothing is truly the same. It reminds me of the quote ‘the only true constant thing in life is change.’”


Q: How do you help others in their higher education journey?
“I try to do a lot of active listening so that I can see where their mind is. A lot of the times people will have the answer to their own question but don’t even know it. I also try to ask specific questions so that it will get their internal wheels going.”


Q: What advice would you share with people interested in studying about and receiving training in higher education?
“Be prepared to have your own ideas challenged but know why they are being challenged and what you can learn from the challenge.”