Today I sat down with Kenrick Ali. Kenrick was the Assistant Director of Residence Life at San Jose State University at the time that we did this interview, but since then he has accepted a new position as the Associate Director of Residence Life at California State University East Bay. It was really awesome to catch up with Kenrick. We had been talked about doing an interview for a while now, but since Kenrick was hosting a regional conference, it took a while to find times that worked. When we did get to chat, we talked about going to school as a way to get out of the town that he grew up in, and how that played into which colleges he was looking at, introduction to leadership as a student, and when to decide that its time to do a search and when a current job becomes stagnant. We also discussed travel, and the benefit of taveling with friends, the fun of exploring new places and just being able to relax and turn off for a bit, pets (dogs specifically), and how wonderful a companion they really can be!
Audio Note: We couldn’t get skype to work for us, so we had to record a phone call. It still is audible and should be fine, but it will sound a bit different than you might be used to.
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