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Erin Shaw

Erin Shaw

Erin Shaw

Academic Advisor- Center for Academic Excellence

This is my fourth year at Truman and I advise both first-year and transfer students. I grew up in Lawrence, Kansas but have lived in Oklahoma, Alaska, and now Missouri. I have a BA in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations and a Master's in Higher Education Administration, both from the University of Oklahoma. I have worked in both the non-profit and higher education sectors including community relations, event planning, fundraising, academic advising, financial aid, housing facilities, marketing, and residence life. I am currently a Ph.D student in Higher Education Administration at Mizzou and commute to Columbia weekly for classes... so I also understand trying to juggle work and school! When I am not working or studying I enjoy training for 5Ks, triathlons, and long-distance bike rides and traveling with my husband, Dr. Jason Shaw, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics. My favorite quote is, "For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin--real life. But there always was some obstacle in the way, something that had to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life. The perspective helped me to see that there is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. So treasure every moment you have and remember that time waits for no one. Happiness is a journey, not a destination..." Souza