My name is Scott L. Crump. I am an Administrative Specialist III of Higher Education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. I want to discuss briefly my biographical information, my educational objectives and finally my career objectives.
I was born in 1974 and raised in Arkansas among a lower to middle class family. I had the good fortune of knowing my extended family that lived in the area and I would even spend summers with my Grandmother Crump and play with my cousins who lived on an agricultural farm. I was able to meet my Great Grandfather who had a livestock farm with pigs, chickens and turkeys. I was very fortunate to have the opportunities to know both sides of my family growing up, many of whom or their descendants still live in the state.
I work full time and go to school part time. As a result it is taking me longer to finish my educational goals than I would really like to. I look forward to completing my Information Technology Minor, to be followed by completing my bachelors degree in Management Information Systems from the UALR College of Business. At the pace I am going I will graduate with my bachelor’s degree in Spring 2018. I plan to continue my education by pursuing a masters degree in public administration there after. I would eventually like to get a Doctorate in something like Geology, Psychology or another field that I have yet to take an interest in. When the opportunity avails itself for me to begin my Doctoral coursework, I’m sure I’ll know more what I want to pursue by then.
I currently hold the position of an Administrative Specialist III. I have learned quite a bit about how to run the day to day operations of an office in my eight years experience as a State of Arkansas employee. My educational goals and my career objectives meld well with each other. Once I graduate with a bachelors degree in Management Information Systems I would like to apply for a position as a Computer Support Specialist either within the UA System or one of the many Arkansas State agencies in the public sector. Once I obtain a masters degree in Public Administration I would then begin pursuing work as either an Office Supervisor or Middle Management within the UA System or State Government. If my mind is still sharp enough and I have the strength to do so, I would like to obtain a Doctorate in something relevant to my work in state government after which I would then apply for a Directorship position somewhere in the public sector. I plan to retire from state government when I turn sixty-five or seventy-five depending on how well my health holds out.
In Conclusion, I have lived and worked in many roles in my life and look forward to learning much more in the years to come.