Michael Zaborowski

Michael Zaborowski
Advising and Retention Manager, Academic Advising
Administration Building, 122

Michael Zaborowski serves as the campus's advising and retention manager. Zaborowski has an extensive background in higher education, having most recently worked as the director of student affairs for Michigan State University's College of Nursing. In this role, he coordinated academic advising, enrollment management, recruitment, and admissions efforts, and also tracked student progression and employed retention strategies.

Prior to his time in the College of Nursing, Zaborowski served as an academic specialist in Michigan State University's College of Education. His specialties in the College of Education included advising, recruitment, and instruction. In these roles, he managed 2,000 students in the university's teacher preparation program; developed and analyzed assessments of ongoing student success initiatives and retention programs; coordinated and recruitment and advising efforts for the college's Urban Educator Cohort Program; developed course curriculum to enhance students' study strategies, foster their self-awareness, and engage them in critical thinking.

Zaborowski began his career with Michigan State University in 2010, beginning as an adviser and instructor and internship coordinator for their human development and family studies program.

Currently, Zaborowski is an active member of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).

When he isn't working, Zaborowski is a Star Wars fan who loves spending time with his wife, Rachael, son, Emmett, and daughter, Hope.


Awards and Grants

  • Michigan State University, Outstanding Advising Administrator (September 2019)
  • National Academic Advising Association, Outstanding New Academic Advisor Award (April 2013)
  • National Academic Advising Association, Graduate Student Conference Scholarship (July 2010)
  • Michigan Academic Advising Association, Professional Development Grant (March 2010)

Master of Arts - Student Affairs Administration, Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)

Bachelor of Arts - Political Science, Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)

Bachelor of Arts - Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science: Public Policy, Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)

Zaborowski, H. M., “Appreciative Transitions: Using Appreciative Education in College Freshman Seminars.”
Presentation for the National Appreciative Education Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC, January, 2015

Zaborowski, H. M., “Making Assessment Part of Your Balanced Advising Regimen.”
Presentation for the Michigan Academic Advising Association, Grand Rapids, MI, May, 2010