Staff Spotlight: Logan Isaacs
I am Mr. Stephen Kappeler’s assistant at the Corbin Regional Campus. I completed my B.A. at Eastern Kentucky University in 2010 in English Teaching and completed my M.A.E.D. at Eastern Kentucky University in 2017 in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. I have worked previously in public education as an English teacher for 3 years and worked as the Recruitment and Retention Coordinator for EKU’s Corbin Campus. I plan to pursue my Master’s in Criminal Justice.
What do you like best about SJS at the Regional Campuses?
I believe local access to higher education is extremely important, especially in the regions we serve. By providing a local and affordable program at the Regional Campuses, we give students a chance to earn a degree that will change their lives and give them a higher quality of life. In many cases, students could not pursue a degree program without a regional campus due to financial reasons or otherwise.
Why did you choose to become part of the SJS at EKU?
As someone who’s always loved education, this opportunity was perfect. The idea of a full degree program that was local and affordable is something any educator would want to be a part of. This program plays an integral part in student’s lives in every community that it’s a part of. The idea that I get to be an integral part in helping students get an education was definitely a selling point for me.
What do you like most about working at the Regional Campuses?
I enjoy being able to work with students from different sites and campuses on an individualized basis. I feel like working at the Regional Campuses gives staff/faculty an opportunity to really get to know each student. We get to see the struggles and the achievements that each student goes through. It’s amazing to see a student that you’ve gotten to know achieve their goal of attaining a degree through a program that you are a part of.
How do you make a difference in our Regional Campus students' lives?
Our faculty travel a lot to teach at different sites/campuses. This means there has to be someone in a centralized location who handles administrative duties. I provide a means of communication between faculty and students. I help students with many aspects of their college career such as: advising, registration, and keeping our websites/important information in order.
What advice would you offer to current EKU/SJS students?
Ask questions and listen. If you don’t know, don’t be afraid to ask. It’s better to have asked a question than idly sat by and missed out on something. We are here to help and we are always willing to answer any question you have. I say listen because listening is one of the most important traits one can have. By listening, you are more likely to succeed in not only your college career but also your career in Criminal Justice after you graduate from the program. Listening is an integral part to any career. Furthermore, I would definitely suggest familiarizing yourself with the website. Many answers to questions that students have can actually be found right on the website.
What advice would you offer to prospective EKU/SJS Regional Campus students?
I would say be inquisitive. I can’t stress the importance of asking questions. During my time as a high school teacher, the one problem I noticed that students had the most was not asking questions. If you don’t know something, it’s better to ask than assume. We are here to answer your questions and help you! I would also say, check the website. You would be surprised at how much our website covers. If you’re looking to join our program, familiarize yourself with our website. It’s constantly updated and is a bounty of information. Many times, students can usually find what they want to know right on the website. Each location has a page and they all have information that is pertinent to each campus.
Published on February 22, 2019