My name is Eugene and I have worked in higher education since the early 2000s. Throughout my career, I have been lucky enough to serve in a variety of roles. Prior to serving as the Director of Esports & Gaming and instructor of the TXWES Esports classes, I have taught several other classes, gained experience in residence life, academic advising, campus events, planning & assessment, spirit & traditions, and new student orientation. Throughout that time, I have always focused on engaging and developing students to help them achieve their goals and become career ready. In 2017, I brought that experience along with a passion for gaming into the creation of a holistic esports and gaming department and community. I earned both my Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Master of Education from the University of North Texas. When not working with students or spending time with my wife, friends, or family, I am probably watching videos/TV/movies, playing World of Warcraft, playing D&D, or hanging out with friends.