Jennifer Simms' Site
"I'm just celebrating my joy right now, my life."
  -Mary J. Blige

"If you really do put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the
world will not raise your price."
-Cupcake Brown

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Hello, welcome to my site! Let's get started exploring my world. Some facts about me; I have two beautiful children Christopher and Christian. I'm a huge fan of Dr. Maya Angelou . Her wisdom, grace, courage and inspiring words have enriched my life and encouraged me to reach beyond my comfort zone. This phenomenal woman was not only a poet, writer and dancer, she was a teacher who contributed so much to this world. Dr. Angelou's passion, strength and determination touched the lives of many people she never even met. I consider myself a life long learner; I've completed my M.B.A. and M.A. in HR Management and I have a Certificate in Paralegal Studies. Currently, I am working towards a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration.

For the past fifteen years I've worked in the Information Technology Services (ITS) department at the University of Missouri - St. Louis. I manage one of the units in ITS called the Faculty Resource Center. I have the pleasure of supporting faculty, staff and students as they use technology to enhance their teaching and learning objectives. Technology continues to change the way we work, learn and even communicate. My passion is helping faculty, staff and students find the resources that will engage and create "community" in the classroom. In the process I get to learn from a diverse group of people, think outside the box and have fun!

I can sum up the achievements in my life by citing a quote from the great renaissance woman:

"You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it."

-Maya Angelou

And finally I've realized throughout my journey in life that:

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."

-Barack Obama


"Each of us has the right and the responsibility to assess the road which lie ahead and those over which we have traveled, and if the future road looms ominous or unpromising, and the road back uninviting-inviting, then we need to gather our resolve and carrying only the necessary baggage, step off that road into another direction. If the new choice is also unpalatable, without embarrassment, we must be ready to change that one as well."

-Maya Angelou

Jennifer Simms
University of Missouri - St. Louis
Faculty Resource Center
105 Express Scripts Hall
One University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63121