New Faculty Community Engagement Tour

Friday, August 19, 2022
10:15 AM - 1:00 PM


Plan to meet on August 20, 2021 at 10:15 a.m. in front of the Horseshoe on Sumter St. 


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The Provost Office and the Center for Teaching Excellence, in partnership with Historic Columbia, invite new faculty members and their spouse/partner to participate in the New Faculty Community Engagement Tour. New faculty are invited to take a guided bus tour of Columbia with James Quint, Director of Education, Historic Columbia Foundation, on Friday, August 19. During the tour, you'll get to learn more about your new city, find out about community engagement initiatives at the university and have an opportunity to network with other new faculty. You'll learn interesting things that even natives may not know, and discover ways that you can connect with the city. 

After the tour, lunch will be provided by the Spotted Salamander at the historic Robert Mills Carriage House. The program will conclude by 1:00 p.m.

Plan to meet on August 19, 2022 at 10:15 a.m. in front of the Horseshoe on Sumter St. 


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Tour Guide

James Quint
Director of Education
Historic Columbia

James Quint graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in Historic Preservation and minor in history. He completed his Master’s Degree in Museum Studies from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) in 2008 and joined Historic Columbia that year as their Education Coordinator. Prior to working at Historic Columbia, James worked at the Indiana Historical Society, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, and interned at the Missouri State Museum. 

James currently serves as the Director of Education, overseeing all visitor experiences and interactions at Historic Columbia. This department develops and implements programs for the organization’s five historic house museums and administers educational activities which address the diverse and unique history of the Midlands. He served as the chair for the Program Session Committee and is the current chair for the Emerging Museum Professional committee for SEMC.