Will Major (he/him/his) serves as the Coordinator of Student Services, and an Academic Advisor in the College of Education and Social Services (CESS) at UVM. Will is the Office of Student Services’ first point of contact for general academic program questions, and for resourcing of prospective students, recruitment initiatives, internal transfers to CESS, FTFY Orientation, Degree Audits, and academic skill workshops. Will helps monitor student academic progress, formally notifies faculty when students are missing classes due to serious illness or emergencies, and he connects students and faculty to various services and resources. Will serves as an academic advisor to a cohort of undeclared students, and co-develops workshops for CESS undergraduate students on academic-related skills and special topics.. Additionally, Will oversees the CESS Student Services’ email in box, student employment model, and the development of reports, data tracking, newsletters, and specialized community-building initiatives.
Originally from a small town in northern Virginia, Will moved to Asheville, NC to pursue his B.A. in English and Creative Writing at Warren Wilson College. After he graduated in 2015, he drove to Alaska and back, received his E.M.T. certification, and taught college students basic carpentry skills before working with individuals experiencing behavioral health emergencies.
After spending a weekend in Burlington, Will and his partner instantly decided to move to Vermont. He started off as a medical assistant advocating for a diverse patient panel while he earned his M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Lesley University. Once he completed the program in 2020, Will shifted his career focus to education and supported college students with neurodiverse needs before he arrived at the College of Education and Social Services at UVM.
Will spends his free time outdoors with his wife and daughter. He enjoys running, hiking, climbing, or just sitting beside a river with a science-fiction novel.