While some may know Pradeep Mishra as a key member of the last university-owned printing press operation in the state, the India native is passionate about two things: cricket and getting the campus on-board with Wear Red Fridays.
Pradeep C. Mishra
Place of birth:
My wife, Alka, and I have a son, Hemabh, and a daughter, Swati; both of our children are A-State graduates
Why did you choose A-State?
A-State is a great community, provides quality education, along with friendly environment.
If you could have another job or career, what would it be and why?
Professional cricketer. Love the game. Cricket is the second most popular sport in the world. Trying to expand in the US as well at my level.
What makes a good staff member?
Dedication, Loyalty and Hardwork.
What makes for a good university?
Good university is a reflection of quality education, required infrastructure and great faculty/staff/students.
I wish I could...
Make Wear Red Friday at A-State campus more of a reality (not just hanging banners)
Your philosophy on working with students in seven words:
There is no substitute for the quality education.
What is the one thing you wish you could teach everyone about your office on campus?
We have a state of the art technology right here on campus to meet many printing needs. Visit us and get to know the processes that are used to create finished products for a better understanding.
My favorite motion picture is...
A Few Good Men
The television series I must TiVo...
The Big Bang Theory
What are you working on right now?
Commencement Programs for the spring graduation, grading the final exams and getting ready for the Fall semester classes.
Before you retire I want to...
keep playing a significant role in shaping up the lives/careers of as many students as possible.
In college, I was known for...
straight talker and a great cricket player.
Who was your favorite teacher (and why)?
Tilak Tewari – his dedication towards his students and he always valued their point of views.
What music is playing in your car?
Mostly NPR/KASU or Hindi Bollywood music.
What is your most prized possession...
My education and experience
The last book I read for fun was...
The Secret World of Red Wolves
My favorite trip was...
Mauritius – a lovely place to relax.
If I could travel anywhere it would be...
The best advice I ever received was...
Excellence is a continuous process not an accident.
What is the one thing I’ve learned I’d tell my college self...
Meeting and getting to know new people/cultures is key.
My hobby is...
Travelling, photography and sports
My favorite thing in my office is...
Working with my colleagues and students
My pro sports team is...
St. Louis Cardinals
My pet peeve is...
People showing up late for their appointments
My favorite meal is...
Delicious and healthy Indian dinner
A perfect day is...
When all my clients are happy and satisfied
My spirit cartoon character is...
Tom and Jerry
What I like about Jonesboro is...
Peaceful, friendly, no traffic problem and low crime rate. A great place to raise kids.
Cats or dogs?
E-book or hardback?
Beach or mountains?
Dinner or supper?
My favorite saying is...
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.