Staff spotlight: Toni May, registrar
Weatherhead recently sat down with Toni May, Weatherhead School of Management registrar, to learn about life at Weatherhead, how she constantly challenges herself, and her new hobby.
Q: What is your current job title?
My current title is the Weatherhead School of Management registrar.
Q: How long have you worked at the Weatherhead School?
I've worked here since September 5, 1990 (under the supervision of Mimi Filsinger).
Q: What brought you to the Weatherhead School?
I was hired at Case Western Reserve University after I completed a training program through the Urban League. The Urban League sent my resume out in the Cleveland area and the Weatherhead School of Management called me for an interview as receptionist.
Q: If someone needs to find you throughout the day, what is the most likely place you are located?
Chained to my desk!
Q: In your opinion, what do you believe is the best aspect of working at Weatherhead?
It is great to be a part of a learning environment. It has given me a desire to pursue higher education.
Q: What is the favorite aspect of your job? The most challenging?
The best aspect of my job is that I have constantly learned new skills since being employed at Case Western Reserve University, which has often been difficult but has challenged me and helped me to grow professionally as well as personally. The most challenging aspect is being accurate in all tasks, especially graduation.
Q: What do you like to do in your spare time?
When I'm not working, I'm attending Tri-C (transferring to CSU in fall 2008). I also enjoy watching TV and movies. Recently, I have taken up bowling (thanks to a push from Sarah Drazetic during a Weatherhead Student Services retreat). I also enjoy taking a nap if I have time.
Q: What is your favorite summer activity?
I enjoy walks in the park as well as getting a tan at Geauga Lake (I don’t like the rides but love the sun).
Q: What is one surprising thing about yourself you would like to share with the Weatherhead community?
I was in the U.S. Army for three years.