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WC Spotlight - Michael Endy

Michael EndyName:  Michael Endy

Position:  Vice President of Instruction and Student Services

Hometown:  Pottstown, PA

How long have you been at WC?  This is my 19th year.

What were your previous jobs?  Actor, restaurant manager, security shift supervisor at a casino (bouncer), access control office at Limerick Nuclear Generating Station. I also taught theatre and speech, directed and designed shows, served as a department chair and as an academic dean for a while.

What are you most looking forward to in your new role at WC?  Working with the college to address the challenges of
the future. 

What are your favorite things to do when you are not working?  Walking with my wife, Christine, spending time with our sons, working on projects around the house, watching ice hockey or movies.

What event helped shape your life?  President Kennedy was assassinated on my birthday. It was the first time I saw my parents cry and, even then, they wanted me to understand why it was so important. My father was a hard man but, in his heart, he believed we could make a better world.

Who is the most famous person you have personally met?  You pick. Tony Bennett or AJ Foyt, Jr. 

Why is campus life important?  A college lives on the exchange of ideas, the testing of those ideas, and new possibilities that spring from those ideas. The institution is only as alive as these processes. So, whether it’s happening at a cookout, in a classroom or a visit in a hallway, the lifeblood of the college is in those conversations that get us thinking, evaluating and expanding our understanding and appreciation of the world we share.

Where does WC rank in affordability to students, in your opinion?  The math here is simple. We’re more economical than four-year universities. We are a great investment and working to get even better.

How would you describe the quality of education students receive at WC?  The potential is tremendous. I believe we provide many high quality educational opportunities. But, in my opinion, education isn’t a product one can receive. The student has a lot of impact on what is learned and how it may be used. The student is the ultimate judge of quality.

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