GC Alumni Association Annual Awards

Michael Watson is An Award Winner

Mr. Michael Watson serves as director of development for campus initiatives at Georgia College & State University—admittedly a title that raises more questions than it answers. Isn’t development just a fancy word for fundraising? Can campuses have initiatives, or is taking initiative really just something that people do? And why is it a college and a university? Is that redundant, or just one of those weird things that we’re all puzzled by but have tacitly agreed not to question. When he’s not directing development or initiating campuses, Michael can be seen rocking a sweatsuit, power walking with his wife and videotaping his neighbors’ cats. Mr. Watson is the proud new owner of a Home Depot oven. He is universally adored by children and the elderly and often gives chicken nuggets to those who have none. Michael is a Sagittarius. He likes sweaters and wearing sweaters, short walks at least a block away from the beach, and someone to share it with. He studied history, but—let’s be honest—what can you really do with that? He also holds a master’s degree in public administration, but nobody fully knows what that means, least of all him.

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Michael Watson

Michael Watson

Interim Assistant Vice President, Donor Engagement
478-445-8522
Education

UNCG - B.A. History, 2011

GCSU - M.A. Public Administration, 2018

Biography

Mr. Michael Watson serves as director of development for campus initiatives at Georgia College & State University—admittedly a title that raises more questions than it answers. Isn’t development just a fancy word for fundraising? Can campuses have initiatives, or is taking initiative really just something that people do? And why is it a college and a university? Is that redundant, or just one of those weird things that we’re all puzzled by but have tacitly agreed not to question. When he’s not directing development or initiating campuses, Michael can be seen rocking a sweatsuit, power walking with his wife and videotaping his neighbors’ cats. Mr. Watson is the proud new owner of a Home Depot oven. He is universally adored by children and the elderly and often gives chicken nuggets to those who have none. Michael is a Sagittarius. He likes sweaters and wearing sweaters, short walks at least a block away from the beach, and someone to share it with. He studied history, but—let’s be honest—what can you really do with that? He also holds a master’s degree in public administration, but nobody fully knows what that means, least of all him.