Drew Millikin is a social media hang-a-rounder. After a brief stint in banking, Drew decided that education was a much better place for which to hide. That brought him to his alma mater, Saint Michael’s College. While there he worked in the Office of Admission helping to create and develop Saint Michael’s social media marketing strategy. After five years of rabble-rousing in higher education, Drew decided to step down into lower-ed. He has presented at NEACAC, for edsocialmedia.com, and to Groton School faculty and trustees, not to mention the random passerby.
Drew began his independent school career at Groton School, where he was an upper school dorm head and the director of recent graduate relations. Using his skills learned at Saint Michael’s, he created a dynamic and successful social media assault plan for Groton. The assault plan includes students blogs, e-newsletters, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, uStream.tv, Flickr, and just about anything he can get his hands on.
After a mostly widely successful, and occasionally less good, run as director of admissions and financial aid at another New England boarding school, Drew finds himself back in the to which state he swore (twice) he would never move back. He works in ed-tech at Vidigami, Inc as the director of sales. In his free time, Drew enjoys skiing, snowshoeing, spending time with his families, taking pictures of his chickens, and biking. You can find him lurking on most social media sites.
It is rumored that Drew once was a contributor to edsocialmedia.com, although few posts exist to prove this. His shadow organization, drewmillikin & associates, has offered consultation to other independent schools, event planners, anyone with a pulse, and a few without. He has been taken up on this offer twice. Someday perhaps he’ll even ask for a fee to pay for the business cards he has made.
He writes haphazardly and, oftentimes, recklessly at here at www.drewmillikin.com. Find him on Twittter, Facebook, Instagram (except when he decides to take one of his frequent hiatuses), and LinkedIn
(although continues to fail to see the point of LinkedIn)(of which he is now a huge advocate).