Summary

Experienced higher education professional that has been successful in the field of college recruitment, student retention and career development. Served in various capacities to improve the quality of student development in professional environments ranging from higher education to healthcare. Strong suit exists in relationship building, sharing information with a wide range of populations, and providing solutions for higher education institutions.

Work History

Work History
2014 - Present

Adjunct Professor of Communication

High Point University
  • Facilitate student understanding of public speaking, interpersonal communication, and individual potential
  • Utilize variety of technologies and instructional methodologies to keep course content relevant and engaging
2015 - Present

Career Advisor

High Point University
  • Create strategies for students by leveraging work and volunteer experiences for internship and full-time employment opportunities 
  • Facilitate career-matching process through interpretation of self-assessments such as MBTI, Strengths Finder, and Focus 2.
  • Engage with employers to identify internship and full-time job opportunities for students, host info-sessions, and participate in career development events
  • Partner with university faculty to deliver career and professional development presentations focusing on resume and cover letter writing, LinkedIn, and informational interviewing
2013 - 2015

Student Success Coach

High Point University
  • Provided academic and transitional advising support to all entering first-year students. Advised on course selection and academic planning, majors and careers, academic progress, and general University policies and procedures. 
  • Supported the academic success and progress of first-year students through class attendance monitoring, academic performance monitoring, transitional conferencing, and graduation planning in coordination with the Office of Academic Development
  • Conducted seminars on topics related to first-year issues including time management, dealing with homesickness, leadership development, and campus engagement)
2009 - 2011

Program Specialist-Total Care University

High Point Regional UNC Healthcare
  • Collaborated with systems-improvement team to create a formalized admissions process for both clinical and non-clinical students. Managed 300+ students across healthcare-related disciplines per year
  • Maintained clinical affiliation agreements with over 50 higher education institutions nationwide
  • Facilitated and managed new employee orientation. Enhanced new employee orientation by way of collaborating with presenters in relationship building, establishing presentation skills, and learning objectives
  • Collaborated with subject matter experts in designing face-to-face and online-Computer Based Learning modules for hospital staff and students
2008 - 2009

Assistant Director-MBA Admissions

Wake Forest University
  • Researched potential target markets, pipelines, alumni, and partner organizations to create effective minority recruitment campaigns.
  • Traveled to MBA fairs, conducted information sessions, interviews and coordinated receptions as needed. Planned and executed events for prospective students, top scholar candidates, and admitted students.
  • Established a recruitment plan building relationships with 10 Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
2004 - 2008

Assistant Director-Undergraduate Admissions

North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University
  • Ambassador Coordinator-supervised 25+ student employees who are university representatives that provide campus tours.
  • Assisted in enhancing enrollment management by recruiting prospective undergraduate students, and engaging families during admissions process
  • Applicant Management - monitored over 150 specific at-risk student applicants and counsel through admissions process retaining 70% of the class to matriculate to sophomore year.  
  • Trained over 20 alumni in 4 major national markets in recruitment for the university
  • Coordinated recruitment receptions in 7 cities for students in conjunction with alumni. Increased out-of-state enrollment by 2% for two consecutive years
2001 - 2003

Admissions Counselor

Indiana State University
  • Strengthened Enrollment Management by recruiting prospective undergraduate students and athletes, counseling prospective students and families for undergraduate admissions process.
  • Served as liaison coordinator of two undergraduate programs (Associate of Arts - AA and Bachelors of Liberal Arts - BA) for over 120 incarcerated students in four state correctional facilities. Approximately 85% matriculated from AA to the BA program
  • Supervised 10 student employees and 20 university faculty members who counseled prospective students for undergraduate programs and admissions process.
  • Supported 30 high school counselors; planned and hosted special events and relayed updated information about undergraduate programs.

Education

Education
2014 - Present

Doctorate of Philosophy - Education Management

Hampton University
2007 - 2010

Master of Science - Instructional Technology

North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University
1999 - 2001

Bachelor of Arts - Communication

Indiana University - Kokomo

Professional Development

Ruffalo Noel-Levitz - Collaborate with consultants, university faculty and staff on a quarterly basis to strategize ways to increase retention for first and second-year students.

Arizona State University's Poynter-Cronkite certification for Adjunct Instructors

United Way Project Board Development certification recipient designed to serve as a board member of local non-profit organization

Represent U-Educational Consulting group designed to provide assistance with college admission and career development services for high school and college students

Scholarly Works

Holmes, B., Brown, L., Mitchell, C, Hall, D., Gibson, J. (2015).  Critical Challenges Facing African-American Men in Pursuit of  the Doctoral Degree: What Institutions Must Do. Hampton University. CLUTE International Business & Education Conference, San Juan, PR.

Hall, D. & Corpening, T. (2016). Critical Challenges Facing Ex-Offenders in Gaining Access to Higher Education: What Institutions Must Do. Hampton University. CLUTE International Business & Education Conference, Orlando FL