Michelle King, Assistant Director, Path Program

 Portrait of woman on stairsMichelle King brings a wealth of mentoring experience to her position as assistant director of the Honors College Path Program. As an undergraduate at the University of California, Santa Barbara, she  interned in the student affairs department, where she led a mentoring program for freshmen and transfer students, co-facilitated weekly courses on leadership and campus life, and organized social events and community service projects. King is a Gates Millennium Scholar and served as an ambassador for that program, visiting high schools and hosting writing workshops to help students develop essays for their scholarship application.

After earning her bachelor's degree in cultural anthropology with a minor in education, King completed a master's degree in higher education  in student affairs here at the University of Arkansas, serving as a graduate assistant in recruitment for the Honors College. She gained valuable experience in recruitment as an admissions counselor for the U of A's enrollment services before returning to the Honors College to support the Path Program. King is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in higher education administration.

As assistant director of Path, King participates in strategic planning, assists with the application and interview process, helps plan the summer bridge program for incoming freshmen, and mentors students in the program. She also travels to high school and college fairs to recruit prospective students to the Honors College and assists with major recruitment events.  Her ultimate goal is to become a professor in the department of education as well as serve as a dean of student affairs in a university. The surprising fact about Michelle? She was born on February 29 so her birthday occurs just once every four years – but her family celebrates her birth three days in a row on years without her actual birthday!