Scott Crawford is the Executive Director of Career and Professional Services
TKS: What is most rewarding about your job?
We get to really help students to figure out their path and become successful in that. Watching that sort of transformation of students throughout their Knox career is really rewarding, and I’ve done this for 26 years, and that’s really why I’ve kept with it.
TKS: What’s a film, TV series, or book you’ve enjoyed recently?
I watched the country music Ken Burns documentary the last seven nights, and I found that fascinating. I love documentaries — it’s funny, because I didn’t realize how much I would like country music until I watched that — A lot of the expressions that I use are from “Hee Haw,” and I didn’t know that.
TKS: How would you describe your time in college?
I did a lot of things in college that I would not choose to do again. A lot of that has helped me in my role, because I understand what students are going through in many ways, and I understand the students that are not taking advantage of things. I was one of those students.
TKS: Is there an item in your office that holds special meaning to you?
I would say that picture [a framed puzzle of Charlie Brown failing to kick a football]. My mom did that puzzle and framed it for me — It’s a, you know, ‘things aren’t always going to go perfectly, but you can get back and try again’ kind of a thing.
TKS: Do you have a favorite place in Galesburg?
I go to the Carriage House more than any place because I love their cookies.
TKS: What’s something you enjoy in your freetime?
A lot of it really is renovating my house. I have three dogs also, and I’m a very passionate dog person. I just love dogs, I’m considering getting a fourth.
TKS: Do you have a favorite thing about Knox in general?
The openness of the students to explore a wide range of possibilities — there’s kind of an openness to the community here that feels welcoming, and I like that.