Michael has several years of higher education experience and many years of technical experience in the field. He is a product of a community college, having earned an associate degree in Computer Technology. In addition, he has a bachelor’s degree in Web Development and a master’s degree in Information Management. He began his career at Southwestern Community College District in 2015 in the role of Programmer Analyst. He was promoted to Webmaster in early 2018 and has held the role of the Director of Institutional Technology since June 2019 (including 11 months as interim).