Kenny Griffin, not to be confused with Ken Griffey, is a new academic advisor/recruiter in the College of Public Health. Housed in the Office of Undergraduate Studies, he joins a staff of eight charged with teaching, mentoring, and graduating more than 700 students.
A native of Plant City, Griffin earned a bachelor of science in history education from Florida A&M University and a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of South Florida.
Although new to the college, Griffin is no stranger to education. Immediately after graduation, he taught social studies and reading for Hillsborough County Public Schools. Later, he served as the student services coordinator at Everest University in Tampa and assistant director of admissions at the Center for Allied Health in Brandon.
Initially, Griffin is helping to advise students minoring or majoring in public health. However, in the near future he’ll take the lead with recruiting students for the undergraduate program, including coordinating open houses, orientation, and social media campaigns.
“I have an unwavering dedication to student achievement and an unyielding commitment to education,” said Griffin. “An opportunity to advise students on their academic and career goals is quite an honor, plus I get the opportunity to give back to my alma mater!”
The youngest of four children, Griffin is an avid reader and movie watcher. He enjoys photography, travel, and is an active member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Popular hangouts include the beach and gym, but beware … he’s known to engage folks in a respectful debate about current events and politics.
Griffin’s philosophy is “In education, one size does not fit all so bring on the assortment.”
Bring it on, indeed.