Shari Williamson


Bloomingdale, OH

Educational Background

Miami University - 2003

  • Master of Science- College Student Personnel

Kent State University- 2000

  • Bachelor of Science- Educational Studies

What clubs, sports or experiences were you involved  in during college?

I was an education major in college so I sought out experiences that involved children. I was a mentor in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and I worked at the Child Development Center. In graduate school, I was on a broomball team called the Binge Thinkers. 

Why should students in the Appalachian region consider going to college?

College teaches students so much more than academics. Of course students are prepared for the careers they choose, but they also learn so much about themselves, others, and the world. College campuses provide a wealth of opportunities for students with diverse interests and needs. The relationships students develop with faculty, staff, and other students can have lifelong benefits.

What is one piece of advice you might be able to offer a middle or high school student?

Don't let what you think you know keep you from learning something new. Question everything. Ask why things are the way they are. Consider who benefits from the way things are. Seek out new experiences and perspectives that challenge your worldview. Share your experience and worldview with others so they can learn from you also.

Title: Assistant Director of Programming Implementation
Department: GEAR UP

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-6315