By Erin Campbell | Staff Writer |
Funny and inspiring, Dr. Astrid Sheil has taken on her newest task as the official Interim Chair for accounting and finance.
A typical day in the life of Dr. Sheil begins with a 5:30 a.m. workout session, whether it’s Zumba class, lifting weights or walking her dogs.
After her workout, she heads straight to work.
Her days are mostly filled with meetings with students, advising them on how to make their college experience as smooth and stress free as possible.
In addition to student meetings, there are leadership meetings that focus on the direction of the College of Business and Public Administration.
Prior to her current position, Sheil was the Associate Professor for Communication Studies.
She has taught a variety of communication courses such as Principles of Public Relations, Organizational Communications, Seminar in Public Relations and Business and Professional Communications.
Sheil will return to teaching in the fall quarter in the MBA program for corporate communications.
As Interim Chair for accounting and finance, part of Sheil’s job is scheduling additional classes, helping students prepare for registration, as well as focusing on student success and helping them meet their goals to graduate.
Making the change from the College of Arts and Letters to Business and Public Administration, Sheil has gone from working independently to now being an administrator who serves faculty and several hundred students.
While Sheil is currently not teaching this quarter, she is keeping busy with many projects on campus.
If you or someone you know is interested in studying abroad this summer, Sheil is the woman to call.
This summer, students have the opportunity to study abroad in the beautiful country of Italy.
For more information on the study abroad program, be sure to give Dr. Sheil a call at 909-537-5704.
Another project she is involved with is working on a campus magazine. The magazine will feature and highlight some the involvements of the College of Business and Administration.
The top story the magazine will focus on is the College of Business receiving renewed accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Sheil said that only five percent of business schools in the world have this accreditation.
Another story featured in the magazine will draw attention to the campus cyber security program.
An online copy of the magazine will be available to students through the College of Business and Public Administration website link.
The final production of the first magazine will be ready in June.
Dr. Sheil strives to help students become successful and believes there are a few things to keep in mind:
“You are driving the bus. Do not wait; do not assume that anyone is looking for you. You have to look for [opportunities],” said Dr. Sheil.
As Sheil continues to tackle more tasks, she continues to inspire students to work hard.
Nothing is out of reach, as long as you extend your hand.