Eric Syty is an administrative support associate in the Office of International Services (OIS), a unit of the Office of Global Engagement. In his role, Syty is the first point of contact at the front desk, juggling the phones, email and high volume of foot traffic, serving over 4,000 international students as well as administratively supporting the 18 OIS staff and student workers. For his welcoming spirit, professional service, and care serving as the face of the office, Syty was recently nominated for a Provost’s Unit Awards for Excellence on March 26.
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Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I am originally from Buffalo, NY, and I have a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Communications (Saint Francis University), and a master’s in Higher Education Administration (University of Akron). Previously, I worked in a mortgage department, and held two graduate assistantships in athletics during my master’s degree.