I am concerned about male students on my campus. This concern has been fueled by information I recently learned from colleagues in Student Development, which confirms that many of our male students are hurting academically and socially; they are, to borrow from a recent title, 'adrift.' Driven by these concerns, I seek funding to help me learn more about doing the work of Administration, specifically as my campus’s Dean of First-Year Students. I want to have three kinds of experiences as part of this learning. First, I want to spend two days at Hope College (MI), where I will learn what worked in their CrossRoads Project. I want to learn from representatives how they foregrounded questions of meaning and purpose, and how I might undertake a model of administrative leadership that puts those questions to the fore, especially for college men. Second, I want to attend the NASPA Conference on College Men in mid-May at Miami University (OH). The conference will help me to become familiar with the distinct challenges college men are facing. Third, I want to attend the POD Conference in Pittsburgh in November, in order to become more familiar with the opportunities in administration leadership. Together, these initiatives present the chance for me to take concerted first steps toward examining my career options related to a move into administration.