Mike Tapscott is celebrating his 37th year in university administration work stops at Gallaudet University, Medford High School, Tufts University, American University, George Mason University, Regent University Graduate School, and 11 years at the George Washington University. Work experiences include coaching/athletics, physical education instruction, Admissions both undergraduate and graduate, minority student affairs both cultural and academic, university housing and residence life, and cross training that included financial aid and NCAA compliance.
As director of GW’s Multicultural Student Services Center, his team works to influence university policy and programs that touch the recruitment, retention, academic support, engagement, and success of under-represented students. Additionally, the MSSC leads broader campus wide efforts to improve diversity, inclusion, student organization interactions, diversity education/training, advocacy, and campus climate.
Mike graduated from the Sidwell Friends School in 1973, earned a B.A. in History from Tufts University with a minor in Sociology, and attended graduate school at Tufts and American, studying higher education administration and communications.