Megan Vandekerkhove

Master of Arts in Higher Education

Megan  Vandekerkhove, School of Education

Field of Study: MA Higher Education - Management and Organizations

Year in Program: 2nd Year

Where do you HAIL from? Michigan

Prior degree(s): Biology and Political Science, Adrian College

Before coming to U-M: Worked full time at Adrian College in the Student Life Department.

Why your program? I chose Management and Organizations because I am very interested in how colleges and universities operate. More specifically, I am very interested in best practices and how colleges and universities can implement them so that they are running effectively and efficiently.

The best part of SOE so far: Coming from a small school, I have really enjoyed having access to the vast resources that the University of Michigan has to offer!

After graduation: I hope to continue working with students, with more of a focus on student retention.

Teach me something! One of my favorite things about Michigan is going Up North! I would highly recommend heading up near Traverse City, the Upper Peninsula or even into the Thumb to see all that Michigan has to offer!