Jose Resto Figueroa - Alumni Stories from the Department of Education | Judson University Christian College
Doug Olsen

Jose Resto Figueroa

BSML and Elementary Education
Enrollment Rep/Adjunct Faculty for Judsonu University and Elgin Community College
Carpentersville, IL or


What do you do in your current job and what do you enjoy about it?
In my current day job, I recruit students for Judson University’s School of Business and Leadership (formerly known as the AIM program). In the evenings, I am an adjunct faculty member for Elgin Community College in both their Basic and Secondary Education and ESL Programs. I feel blessed that I wholly enjoy my positions because I am changing student’s lives in both.

How did your Judson experience influence you professionally? What were your favorite parts of being a Judson student?
My Judson experience provided me with the tools to succeed over and over again. After graduating with my BS in Management and Leadership, I also graduated a year later with my Elementary Education Certificate. I took what I learned on both sides of Judson University and applied it during my Masters in Education Leadership at Argosy University where I also obtained my Principal's Certification Type 75 License. Now I am one year away from my Doctorate in Organization Leadership which I will pair up with 34 years of real estate experience to teach Business at a four year university such as NIU, Roosevelt or DeVry.

What are the strengths of your major/program at Judson?
The strengths of the programs presented at Judson University is that they transformed me into a mega-force of excellence. Because of the strong foundation I gained at Judson University, I am proud to announce that for a year now I have been a pledged member of the Sigma Beta Delta International Business Honor Society. The requirements to stay in the honor society is to maintain a 3.88 GPA, I currently hold a 3.96 GPA in my doctorate work.

What advice can you give to current and prospective students about their time at Judson?
Keep an open mind! You do not have to re-invent the wheel. You will be challenged, but you will also be supported - especially by your cohort members. Also, keep your heart open to the Lord, as He always has the answer

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