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About Michael:

Michael Scott Brick (he/him/his) is a higher education professional with a background in student services, student affairs, admissions, and education policy. He frequently presents on numerous topics related to student success, but mostly focuses on the intersections between higher education and criminal justice reform.

With an emphasis on postsecondary educational programming in prisons, Michael is devoted to ensuring those with criminal records or those who have previously been incarcerated have an equal and fair chance at higher education. As Victor Hugo said, “He who opens a school door, closes a prison.”

Michael is currently the Director of Student Services at the University of Maryland, College Park, having previously worked in Undergraduate Admissions at New York University and Pace University, as well as Graduate Student Services & Admissions, at the SUNY College of Optometry.

Michael holds a B.A. in Individualized Studies from the Gallatin School at New York University, an M.S.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Baruch College, and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Student Affairs at the University of Maryland.