Travis O’Dell

Travis O’Dell

Admissions Counselor

Roger Williams University

Twitter: RWU_Travis
Phone: 401.254.3557

Where are you originally from? Brunswick, Maine

What’s your favorite aspect of working at RWU? Being back in the Bristol area is great and I really enjoy working with prospective students to find if this is the right fit for them.

How long have you been with RWU? Counting my time as a student, 5 years

What’s your favorite:

  • Book – Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Band – John Legend
  • Movie – Anchorman
  • Thing to do in the summer, fall, winter & spring –  Anything outside
  • Weekend activity in RI – Newport beaches or Thayer street in Providence
  • Vacation spot – Florida
  • Cheap eats – Breakfast at Manny’s

If you could take a trip or live anywhere in the world, where would it be? South Africa

If you could be anything you want when you grow up, what would you be? A professional basketball player

What’s something not many people know about you? I have never been outside of the U.S. not even Canada!

If you could give one piece of advice to the incoming transfer class, what would it be? Get involved! The four years fly by so take advantage of all the opportunities

What else are you involved in, on or off-campus? Coaching basketball

What’s your favorite RWU memory? It’s a tradition for the seniors to jump in the fountain at the front of campus on midnight the night before graduation, having that experience with all of my classmates is my favorite RWU memory. Graduation was pretty nice too!

Any favorite quotes? “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” – John Maxwell