Michael Richardson

Michael A. Richardson

Michael Richardson, a Director/Camera Operator for “Listen 2 Our Teens”, lives in Columbus, MS.  He is the Senior Programmer Analyst / Learning Management System Administrator at Mississippi University for Women, and a member of the Audio/Visual Ministry at the Ephesus SDA Church (Birmingham, Alabama).  Over the years, Michael has created and shared numerous clips online of sermons and music ministries from various services, concerts, and special events. 

In 2008, Michael and his wife, Shondolyn, co-produced her debut album, “If I Would Trust God”, and he assisted with the launch of Shondolyn’s ministry, SYR Ministries.  Since the inception of SYR Ministries, Michael has assisted with creating and maintaining the ministry website, creating concert video clips, coordinating press releases, and assisting with sound during Shondolyn’s concerts.   He has also assisted in various ways behind the scenes with several Women’s Day programs, women’s conferences, and women’s retreats.

Michael received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Computer Information Systems from Mississippi University for Women (MUW) in May of 1993.  He worked at MUW as the Enrollment Certification Officer from February 1994 to July 1998 and as a Computer Programmer from August 1998 to July 2000.  He later transitioned to the position of Database Programmer Analyst from July 2000 to February 2015.  While serving in the role of Database Programmer Analyst, Michael also served as the acting Blackboard Administrator.  This led to his current assignment of Senior Programmer Analyst / Learning Management System Administrator starting in March of 2015.  Over the years, Michael has also served on the Distance Education Task Force and SACS Distance Education Committee at MUW.

In June of 2000, Michael taught entry-level web design as an Instructor for the Mississippi School for Math and Science Summer Institute for African-American Males.  From 2007 to 2014, he voluntarily served as a personal tutor for various students ranging from middle school to high school age.  Over the years, Michael has also served as a mentor for college students, recent college graduates, and high school students.  In 2011, he was the recipient of Mississippi University for Women’s Staff Member of the Year Award.

In addition to doing volunteer work for Focus on Natural Health Education & Community Development Inc. (a non-profit organization located in Jackson, MS), Michael has assisted with serving the inmates Thanksgiving dinner, on a yearly basis, at the West Point correctional facility in West Point, MS.  He participates in various community service projects in the Mississippi, Tennessee, and Alabama areas.

Michael is married to Shondolyn and is the father of Samuel.