Torin Akey, Associate Director
Education: MS: College Student Personnel, Miami University; BBA: Business, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Previous Positions: Complex Director (Minnesota State University, Mankato); Hall Director (Iowa State University); Assistant First-Year Advisor (Miami University).
What I like about being a Maverick: The opportunities to be intentional when creating systems (from an idea through implementation) to better meet the changing developmental needs of our students and the evolving needs of our staff team. I value the "what would it take" approach we utilize in our department to best serve students, I appreciate the opportunities to have a "seat at the table" in campus decision making, and I believe our RL frame of an “actively engaged staff” strategically makes an impact on student success.
Professional Development/Involvement/Interests: In December of 2020 my three year term (Vice President, President, Past President) for UMR-ACUHO came to a close and I remain grateful for the opportunity to serve our region in that capacity. In 2019 I was on a sabbatical that included visiting many campuses to learn processes, structures, and strategies utilized to impact the experiences of students and staff. During the summer of 2017 I had the honor of serving as a RELI faculty member and in 2015-2016 participated in the City of Mankato Leadership Institute. I have an increased knowledge in how we can intentionally support the success of our students and I look forward to my conversations with parents each summer during Orientation.
Hobbies: Running every day and training for an occasional 10K or ½ Marathon, playing with my 2 Goldendoodles, supporting my kids in a variety of their athletic pursuits, and cheering on Wisconsin sport teams!