Ross Nelson

Email Ross or call 512-448-8500.

 

Serves: Prospective graduate students of the Master of Accounting, Master of Arts in Organization Development, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Computer Information Systems, and Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Ethics programs

1. What’s your favorite thing about St. Edward’s?
The thing I most appreciate about St. Edward’s is the philosophy that every student matters as an individual. Because of our relatively small size, we are able to give personal attention to our students, both in the classroom as well as in the various departments that support student success. This approach to personalized education greatly enriches the St. Edward’s student experience.

2. What do you enjoy most about working with adult students?
I enjoy hearing each individual's unique story and seeing how their distinctive path in life has shaped their personal and professional growth. Adult students bring so much knowledge and life experience into the classroom, and class discussions are structured to encourage students to share their pertinent experiences with one another, leading to a deeper understanding of the course content.

3. What’s your favorite spot on campus?

Anywhere along the north edge of the hilltop; the views of the downtown Austin skyline are unrivaled! I can really get a sense of what the school's founder, Father Edward Sorin, must have experienced when he purportedly stood on a hilltop under an "umbrella tree" overlooking the small town of Austin in 1872 and proclaimed that this was the spot to build an educational institution. Campus lore holds that the Sorin Oak, which sits regally outside of the Main Building on campus and is believed to be the oldest oak tree in Austin, was the very umbrella tree described in early writings of the founding of St. Edward's.