Jamil is Flagler’s Operations Analyst, which means he ensures that business operations are efficient in its use of resources and effective in meeting the needs of Flagler's students, faculty and staff. He provides solutions to procedural and operations based issues using technology, research and data to help drive departmental decisions.
As a first-year adviser, Jamil can get out from behind the keyboard and interact personally with freshmen and first-year transfer students who have questions or need assistance with registration, scheduling, time management, or any of the other challenges that new college students face.
Jamil is a former college track athlete (a varsity sprinter at West Virginia University), so he knows what it means to move fast. And during registration week, he said, he was moving pretty fast to help his first-year advisees. “You’re in the eleventh hour, on a Sunday afternoon before registration, and you’re hearing from students who are in a tough situation and need help right away. I actually get an adrenaline rush,” he says, laughing. “It’s cool to be able to help someone out of a tight spot and diffuse a stressful situation. There’s always an answer; first-year students just need help finding it.”