Get to know Merrimack’s new Dean of Admissions, Mark Barrett

7 Sep

Tell us a little bit about your past (school, jobs).
I did my undergraduate work at the University of Evansville in So. Indiana. I also worked there just over 3 years after graduation as an Admissions Counselor.  Most recently I worked at the University of Indianapolis where I also completed a M.A. in History. I worked at UIndy for 7 years.

Do you have one piece of advice for parents?
Let your student make the ultimate decision on where to attend but helpfully steer them along the way in terms of places they should consider.  Ask the right questions to the colleges and universities, but empower the student to be active in the process, after all, it’s their education.

We know you just moved to Boston from Indianapolis. How are you adapting to New England? Any Boston hot-spots on your “must-see” list?
The New England area has been great! I love the cooler weather and I’m really digging the great restaurants and public transportation.

What is one thing people may not know about you?
I ran Division I cross country at the University of Evansville.

Do you have any pets?
My wife and I have two very spoiled dogs.  Beaumont, a 6 year old French Bulldog and McLovin, a 3 year Chinese Crested (yep, he’s hairless).

What is your favorite aspect of your job?
My favorite aspect of my job is that no day is ever the same.  It’s like putting together pieces of a giant puzzle to make things work.

What is your favorite part about Merrimack so far?
My favorite thing about Merrimack so far has been the great people that work here. Merrimack has been extremely welcoming!

2 Responses to “Get to know Merrimack’s new Dean of Admissions, Mark Barrett”

  1. Nancy October 6, 2011 at 8:20 pm #

    Much appreciated for the information and share!

  2. Garmin October 6, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

    Finally a smart blogger…I love how you happen to be considering and writing!

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