Executive VP & CAO
Rod Mitchell is our Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. Rod is the internal head of College Bound supporting the work of Human Resources, Payroll, General Operations and Programs. Rod has over twenty years of professional experience in youth development and higher education to include Chief Executive Officer experience and being the head of a college campus.
Rod earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Lindenwood University, a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration from the University of Missouri and is in pursuit of his Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from the University of Missouri at St. Louis.
Why do you do this work?
This work supports Cultural Capital enrichment for the kids we serve! I can’t think of a better way to earn a living!
In your view, what is the value of successfully completing higher education?
A degree provides one with access to social and economic capital that would be much harder to obtain otherwise.
How did you overcome your biggest challenge in college?
I got a job!
What is the best piece of advice you received about college? While you were in college?
Make your primary focus your academics and everything else follows.