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A Great Company Means Great People

At Elsmere Education, our success can be credited to the hard work and dedication of our employees. As a team, we all share a common mission and a core set of values.

  • Our Mission: To help colleges and universities grow by extending their brand and generating profitable revenue.
  • Our Core Values: Curiosity, Respect, Partnership, Transparency, Value Creation, and Integrity.
Nevertheless, Elsmere Education is made up of unique, interesting individuals. Each month we are going to feature an interview with a different employee to introduce you to the diverse group of people who make up Elsmere Education.

Employee Highlight of the Month

Meet Kaki Mayhall, the Associate Director of Business Development at Elsmere. Originally from Mobile, Alabama; Kaki moved to Denver several years ago with her southern charm and hospitality in tow. After spending a couple of years as an Enrollment Counselor focused on helping prospective students find the right programs to pursue, Kaki was recently promoted to her new position as the Associate Director of Business Development. In this role, Kaki is focused on finding and building relationships with potential partner universities that would benefit from our services.

 

18 Questions with Kaki Mayhall

*To get the full Kaki effect, try to read her responses with a bit of a southern accent. As they say, you can take the girl out of Alabama, but...*

What is your favorite part about working for Elsmere?

The culture is hands down my favorite part! I get to work with people I'm friends with. We've got a really supportive group. It's been a great place for me to develop both professionally and personally.

 

Describe Elsmere's company culture and atmosphere in one sentence.

An electric environment filled with fun and driven individuals.

 

Are you messy or organized?

I have the messiest desk in the office, but it’s organized chaos! There’s a method to the madness.

 

Best vacation you've been to?

I lived in Australia for a year. I guess it wasn’t really a vacation, but in some ways it was!

 

Do you have a favorite newspaper, blog?

I enjoy reading the Skimm.

 

Do you have a favorite quote?

I have a couple of favorite quotes. It depends on the context. One of my favorite quotes I learned growing up was, “Be humble, don’t stumble, talk slow, think fast.” That one I’ve carried with me for a while.

 

Do you recall any embarrassing moment at work?

I embarrass myself at work every day, and they still let me come back. That's why I'm still here.

 

Favorite travel spot?

Weeks Bay, Alabama.

 

How do you define success?

Trying to leave any situation better than it started. Even if you fail, there’s an element of success within it as long as you learn from it.

 

If given a chance, who would you like to be for a day?

Ooooh! So many people. I think if I had to choose it would probably be Paul Nicklen, the natural geographic photographer.

 

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

Amy Poehler always comes to mind. I think that’s because she was always a childhood hero of mine. I’m not saying that she would WANT to play me, ha, but I’d love her to. Her or Emma Stone!

 

If you were stuck on an island, what three things would you bring?

Music, sunscreen, and maybe like... George Clooney.

 

If you were to write a book about yourself, what would you name it?

"Oops… That Came Out Wrong."

 

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us.

I’ve seen sea turtles swim to shore to lay their eggs and watched the baby turtles hatch to make their way to the ocean. That’s not so much about me, but it’s something that’ll always stand out in my mind.

 

What do you always want to try and never did?

I always wanted to go cage diving. But now I'd like to touch every continent.

 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Depends on the time of year. I love a good park day.

 

What is a superpower you wish you had?

I’d like to teleport!

 

What does true leadership mean to you?

True leadership? To me, it means giving (and taking) feedback with humility and understanding… it should always be with the intention of personal or professional growth.

 

We believe that great people make a great company—and at Elsmere, we are proud to work with many. To learn more about our team, check out the Elsmere Education Team page on our website.

P.S. (We are hiring!)

Check out our latest blog post, The Elsmere Education Difference, to find out why Elsmere's approach to online program management is student-centric and unique.

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