BY ELON KIERRE
Bare walls, boxes and a desk full of papers — an office in shambles as of right now. Marika Lederman is slowly putting her new office together.
Marika Lederman was hired as the Academic Advising Center’s (AAC) new director on April 1. Lederman is not new to Arkansas Tech; she was an adviser before taking the role as director.
“I knew I was the best candidate for the job, and I knew I was the best person that Tech could have for this position,” Lederman said.
“I always knew that I wanted to work with students, but I didn’t want to teach,” Lederman said, “Advising students seemed like a perfect fit.”
Rhonda Rodgers, administrative specialist in the AAC, hired Lederman as a student worker. “It has been a very rewarding experience to see her come in as a student and find her path in life,” Rodgers said. “The tables have turned, I was once her boss; now she’s mine.”
During Lederman’s first official week as director, it has been pre-registration in the AAC.
“I appreciate all the support that I have been shown within the office and across campus.”