Leadership

How I Got Here: Kristin Witters

By / Mar 1, 2013
A great supervisor can have almost the same impact on you as a great teacher.

The manager of member services at the National Association of College and University Business Officers in  Washington, DC takes a trip down memory lane.

Kristin Witters’ career began almost 18 years ago when she worked as a hostess at a 1950s-themed diner. As the current manager of member services for the National Association of College and University Business Officers, she says every job—even one that required her to wear a poodle skirt—has left her with at least one takeaway. Two that have stayed with her: “Preschoolers can teach you a lot about patience and the impact you have on a daily basis” and “A great supervisor can have almost the same impact on you as a great teacher.”

1995–1996: Hostess at 1950s-themed diner

1996–2000: Resident assistant while in college

2000–2002: Graduate assistant during grad school (residence life and student organizations)

2002–2004: Student-development coordinator at for-profit institution

2004–2005: Preschool teacher

2005–2008: Membership associate at the American Council on Eduacation

2008–: Manager of member services at the National Association of College and University Business Officers

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