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University of Louisville

Higher Education Administration



Tennessee State University


Recipient of Minority Biomedical Research Support Award (1986-1988)

Professional Experience

Aug 2007Present

College Advisor

Richard J. Daley College
  • Create innovative methods to engage students in comprehensive advising and learning experiences by taking an appreciative and proactive approach to the advising profession in order to increase retention and student success.
Sep 2010Dec 2014

Adjunct Instructor

City Colleges of Chicago
  • Taught College Success Seminar Course comprised of topics related to career, transfer, academic, study and social skills necessary for success in college and beyond.
Oct 2002Jun 2005

Director of Student Development and Wellness

Harris-Stowe State University
  • Built and led a successful team of nurses, counselors, program specialists and clerical staff responsible for the delivery of  student-centered programs and services.
Jul 1998Oct 2002

Coordinator of Counseling and Health Services

Harris-Stowe State University
  • Supervised and led a team of counselors and nurses who provided wellness services to students.
Feb 1998Oct 1998

Interim Director of Career Planning and Placement

Harris-Stowe State University
  • Coordinated local office operations with staff to enhance services such as counseling, career assessments, job analysis, field placement, recruitment, on-site interviews and job fairs.
May 1995Jul 1998


Harris-Stowe State University
  • Designed and implemented the New Student Orientation program.
  • Presented ongoing study skills, relaxation, health fairs and educational seminars to students, faculty and staff.
    Apr 1991Feb 1995

    Family Services Worker Principal

    Department for Social Services
    • Investigated reports of child sexual, physical abuse and neglect allegations.


    Vernese Edghill-Walden

    Senior Associate Vice President for Academic Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer

    Northern Illinois University

    Altgeld Hall 215, DeKalb, Illinois 60115-2828

    (815) 753-8387

    [email protected]

    Tina L. Fox, M.P.S.

    Director of Victim Services

    Tennessee Board of Parole

    404 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 1300

    Nashville, Tennessee 37243

    (615) 300-5047

    [email protected]

    Cynthia D. Armster, M.S.

    Former Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

    City Colleges of Chicago

    4601 S. Cottage Grove Avenue #53424

    Chicago, Illinois 60653

    [email protected]