"The professors are giving me the tools to be successful."
Lisa Rand is an expert in multitasking. In addition to working full time as administrative assistant to the superintendent at a vocational high school in Massachusetts, Lisa is also a wife, mother and homemaker.
But this "very independent and ambitious" woman also wants to better herself personally and professionally. To that end, she has been taking classes evenings and weekends at Southern New Hampshire University's Manchester location for the past two years, working toward a bachelor's degree in business with a concentration in human resource management.
"Weekend classes have worked out every well for me," she says. "There's no rush and no pressure and the classroom time goes by very quickly."
Lisa sees herself as a role model for her 7-year-old daughter, Brianna.
"There are events I skip because I have to do my homework," she says. "I try to show her that homework must come first."
Doing homework has paid dividends for Lisa, who has earned an A in every course and "won't settle for less." She was recently inducted into Delta Mu Delta, the international honor society for business administration, and was invited to join Alpha Sigma Lambda, a national honor society for adult learners.
Lisa is grateful for her SNHU experiences.
"The professors are giving me the tools to be successful," she says. "My goal is taking on more human resource responsibilities at work and pursuing the certifications that will make me a more attractive employee in that field."