Meet Your NACCU Volunteers: Mikhail Ilin
This is the latest installment of the NACCU series highlighting our association volunteers. NACCU provides programs and services to our members, many which would not be possible without the dedication and commitment of our volunteer leaders. Volunteers, whether they are a committee member, a Board member, or an onsite volunteer at a conference, are all important in making NACCU volunteer-driven programs an exceptional experience for our card industry peers. Campus Card Information:
Name: Mikhail Ilin
School: Suffolk University, Boston, MA
Volunteer Role: Member, Professional Development Committee
What is your role at your institution?
I serve as the Manager of Campus Card Services, and also as an Adjunct Faculty of Business Law and Ethics.
Where was the first NACCU conference you attended?
My first NACCU conference was in Baltimore in 2011.
What is your favo(u)rite thing about volunteering with your NACCU committee?
My favorite thing about volunteering is the ability to meet with peer colleagues and exchange knowledge.
What show are you binge-watching right now?
I am currently binge-watching Law and Order.
What is your go-to coffee / tea order?
Jasmine Green Tea is my go-to order.
What is your favo(u)rite memory from when you were a student?
The best feeling was to toss the backpack far into the closet at the end of the semester!
What is one thing that would surprise people about you?
I think it would surprise people that joining the card services industry was an accident. I started in law enforcement at Suffolk University some 21 years ago, moved into an IT role with the campus police department when one day, the CIO asked me to take on this brand new venture. Looking back, this was a great accident. Secondly, between working and teaching, I somehow find time to coach my daughter's soccer team. Between working and teaching, coaching 14 pre-teen soccer players is the greatest challenge, but it's a lot of fun.
What is one FUN event that happens on your campus during exams?
Our campus has late night pizza and snacks for students provided by on-campus dining, and the faculty lounge is well stocked with healthy snacks for faculty working on grades.