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Scott Cady

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Scott Cady

Scott's Coaching Mindset: "I believe coaching highlights a very specific set of tools that can be helpful for some students as they strive to reach their fullest potential. It also provides a safe and productive space for students to explore themselves to a fuller extent as they continue their quest towards excellence."

Higher Education Background:

  • Bachelor's- Elementary Education, Oklahoma State University.
  • Master's- Community Counseling, Oklahoma State University.

Interests and Hobbies:

  • Hiking.
  • Being outdoors.
  • Reading, especially science fiction/fantasy/horror genres.
  • Attending and celebrating cultural events within the community.
  • Playing board games with family and friends.
  • Listening to music.

Top Life Defining Moments in Higher Education:

  • Being the first in my family to graduate with a Master’s degree.
  • Serving on the TRIO Board of Directors at both the state and regional levels.
  • Learning from and being inspired by some amazing mentors and colleagues.
  • Learning from and being inspired by some amazing students.

While in college, I experienced:

  • Balancing work and school.
  • Being undecided on a major.
  • Having no sense of belonging.
  • Financial Stress.
  • Being a first-generation college student.
  • Lack of a positive support network.
  • Academic motivation challenges.
  • Overcoming daily challenges through resiliency.