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Brian Staggers

Current Position at ASD

Information Systems Manager

College Degrees

Business Administration B.A., Information Technology Management M.S.



What does a typical day look like for you?

Hectic. Constantly trying to figure things out that are not necessarily my ideas or plans.

What aspect of your job do you enjoy the most?

Making things work using technology

What are your hopes for ASD?

To better our learning environment so that it's not only a great place to learn but a great place to work as well. Water seeks its own level...


What advice would you give to students?

People learn who they are by watching who they want to be. Don't be afraid to ask your idols how they became successful. You will learn far more in those conversations than anything ever taught to you.

What is the most important thing you have learned in the last five years?

Don’t let your appetite exceed your contributions.

How do you define success?

Success is a function of expectation

What does true leadership mean to you?

The ability to coach, learn and bring people on your journey to a completed task or initiative consistently

Do you have a favorite movie or book quote?

“Its always your next move.” – Napoleon Hill from his book Think And Grow Rich


Are you an early bird or a night owl?

Both, so that means I’m tired

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you?

Will Smith

What book did you read last?

The Four Agreements

What is your personal philosophy?

Underpromise, but then overdeliver


What do you like to do in your spare time?


Motto or personal mantra?

Your repetition IS your reputation – what you do continually is who you really are

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