SPECIAL SKILLS

TECHNOLOGICAL COMPETENCIES

  • Proficient in Student Information Systems [Degree Audit Report System (DARS), PeopleSoft, Online Administrative Student Information System (OASIS)]
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products [Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher]
  • Proficient in Web Design Software [Microsoft FrontPage]
  • Competent in Graphic Design Software [Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw]
  • Proficient in Video Editing Software [Windows Movie Maker, Final Cut Pro]

SUMMARY

  • More than ten combined years of professional work in Academic Affairs and in Student Affairs
  • Classroom Instruction and Course Development Experience
  • Professional work experience in university orientation, new student programs, parent/family programs, student housing, recruitment, admissions, advising, and student life programming
  • Experience in the hiring, supervising, professional  development and training of professional faculty and staff members
  • Budgetary Management experience as a professional and an undergraduate
  • Extensive experience developing Student First Year and New Student Initiative and Strategic Planning
  • Proven ability to work with diverse student populations
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products , Adobe Photoshop Elements, and Window Movie Maker
  • Strong written and oral communication skills (award-winning presenter)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Lecturer - UNI 101: Student Success Seminar "The Psychology of Music, Language and Culture"

Arizona State University's West campus, Glendale, AZ Summer 2006Instructor of record; including course design for Adult Re-entry students

  • Lecturer - UNI 101: Student Success Seminar; "Pathways to Success"

Arizona State University's West campus, Glendale, AZ Summer 2006Instructor of record; including course design or at-risk, first-time freshmen

  • Lecturer - UNI 101: Student Success Seminar; "The Development of Mind and Music"

Arizona State University's West campus, Glendale, AZ Summer 2005Instructor of record; including course design for Adult Re-entry students

Education

Education
Jan 2000 - May 2003

Bachelor of Science

Northern Arizona University

Work History

Work History

Coordinator Senior, Leadership Programs

Arizona State University - West campus

  • Increased Student Clubs and Organizations by 30% in one year
  • Developed a Student Employee Leadership Academy [designed for Student Affairs student-workers]
  • Provided risk management and diversity training to Student Clubs and Organizations,
  • Implemented a two-year Campus Reading Project/Common Book [in partnership with the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences]
  • Initiated a campus-wide Community Service Project called the "BIG Event;" [in partnership with Relay4Life].
Jul 2013 - present

Academic Dean

Virginia College

§Serve as the immediate supervisor for five program directors and 40 faculty and professional staff members

§Effectively provides leadership and direction to the daily operations of the education department; including hiring, training and evaluating faculty, and professional staff members

§Serve as the Chief Conduct Officer for all students

§Provide leadership in planning, faculty recruitment and professional development, student retention, school and community relations, curricular management and accreditation standards

§Develop retention strategies to enhance student engagement and improve student outcomes

§Ensure compliance standards are maintained with the institution’s National Accreditation Body he Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

§Responsible for ongoing curriculum development and review

Jun 2010 - Jul 2013

Director of Education

Dallas Nursing Institute
  • Serve as the immediate supervisor for the Education Leadership Team and Vocational Nursing and Associate Degree of Nursing faculty members.
  • Serve as the Chief Conduct Officer for VN and ADN students
  • Achieved the institutions' highest Student Satisfaction Survey [90%] results during a three-year span
  • Accomplished the institution's highest monthly Student Retention Rate [97%] during a three-year span; AND, lead the Education Department to the best Student Retention Rate amongst the company's 24 other campuses
  • Effectively provides leadership and direction to the daily operations of the Education Department; including hiring, training and evaluating faculty and professional support staff members
  • Provide leadership in planning, faculty recruitment and professional development, student retention, school and community relations, curricular management and accreditation standards
  • Ensures the Education Department is in compliance with the institution's National Accreditation Body [Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)], [Board of Nursing (BON)], [The Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)] and State Licensing Body [Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)].
  • Successfully manages a multi-million dollar Education Budget
Sep 2008 - Jun 2010

Coordinator of New Student Programs

University of Washington Tacoma
  • Developed and implemented strategic plans for the office New Student Programs [New Student Orientation, Parent and Family Programs, Welcome Week, Peer Advising Program]
  • Redesigned New Student Orientation for freshmen, transfer and graduate students
  • Oversaw largest New Student Orientation in UW Tacoma's history, and increased Orientation student attendance by 20% for freshmen, transfer and graduate students
  • Implemented an "Orientation in an Hour" program for students who missed the traditional Orientation
  • Developed and implemented the institutions first online-New Student Orientation [at no cost to the university]
  • Designed and implemented the university first online-Virtual Campus Tour
  • Redesigned the university's Peer Advisory Program [students serve as Orientation Leaders and Peer Mentor to first-time freshmen
  • Served as the live-in Housing Manager for inaugural Residential Life Program
  • Designed and implemented a First-Year Seminar Course [in partnership with the General Education Program]
  • Assisted with development of institution's inaugural Student Ambassador Program [in partnership with Enrollment Services]
  • Manage and reconcile $85K New Student Programs Budget
  • Developed and implemented Website, Newsletter, Workshops and Association for the Office of Parent/Family Affairs
  • Chair a cross-campus Orientation Advisory Board
  • Designed and implemented quarterly Welcome Week Programs
  • Serve on several university-wide committees [Recruitment Sub Committee, Foundations of Excellence-Transition, UWT Alternative Transportation, Undergraduate Advisory Task Force, MLK Unity Breakfast, and Sneak-Peek]
Jun 2004 - Sep 2007

Student Support Specialist Senior

Arizona State University – West campus

  • Developed and implemented a freshman advising system, early warning system, co-curricular opportunities for freshmen in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences [NCIAS]
  • Served as the Lead Advising for NCIAS during the transition period of freshmen being admitted directly to an academic college
  • Served as the Instructor of Record for NCIAS's inaugural freshman and transfer UNI 100 Seminar
  • Updated students' academic records, articulated transfer course credits, and updated their Degree Audit Report System [DARS] in the Online Administrative & Student Information System [OASIS]
  • Provided Orientation to first-time freshmen and their parents/families
  • Worked with faculty to develop the institutions First Freshman Convocation
  • Worked with faculty to develop the Freshman Learning Community Program [required for all freshmen with declared majors]
  • Served as an Academic Adviser for students in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences [NCIAS]
  • Serve on multiple university-wide committees [Welcome Week Planning, University Cultural-Months, Risk Management]
May 2002 - Apr 2004

Student Recruiter Retention Specialist

Northern Arizona University

  • Managed an in-state and out-of-state Recruitment Territory
  • Planned and organized on-campus recruitment programs for prospective students
  • Interviewed prospective students and/or parents for admissions to NAU
  • Evaluated transcripts and applications and made admissions decisions to undergraduate students.
  • Represented the university by giving presentations at various activities such as college fairs and community meetings
  • Served as liaison between various department and agencies regarding marketing their programs to prospective students
  • Directly responsible for minority recruitment activities
  • Serve on multiple university-wide committees

*Served as Student Body President and Resident Assistant as an undergraduate at NAU*

Skills

Skills

PUBLICATIONS

Peer Adviser Manual; 35 page doc; UW Tacoma [2008 - current] New Student Transition Guide; UW Tacoma [2008 - current] UW Tacoma Student Planner; 128 page doc- UW Tacoma [2008 - current]  

BUDGET MANAGEMENT

Department of Student Services New Student Programs Budget - UW Tacoma; 2008-current Foreign Currency Account Manager [private sector] - 2007-2008 Office of Student Engagement Leadership Programs Budget - ASU West; 2006-2007 Programs, Outreach, Student Success Team [POSST], Freshman Programs Budget - ASU West; 2004-2006 Associated Students of Northern Arizona University [ASNAU], Student Government Budget - NAU; 2001-2002  

AWARDS/HONORS

2010 NACADA Graduate Student Scholarship Award, National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) 2007 Excellence in Diversity Award, Arizona State University - West 2006 NACADA Best of Region Winning Award, National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) 2004 Northern Arizona Martin Luther King Jr. Award, Northern Arizona University 2002 President's Prize Award (top four graduating seniors), Northern Arizona University 2002 Golden Ax Award (top 35 graduating seniors), Northern Arizona University

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) National Orientation Directors Association (NODA) NODAC 2010 Education Program Proposal Evaluator

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

“Love; without Intention and Incentive.”TEDx, Technology Education Design; Ideas Worth Spreading, April 2010 "Last Night a PA Saved My Life: Developing Peer Advisers through Love, Leadership and Service."National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Regional Conference Presentation - 2010 "Privilege, Opportunity, Situations and Action [P.O.S.A.]: the Foundation of the Undergraduate Experience" National Orientation Directors Association (NODA) Regional Conference Presentation - 2010 "The Total Package: Freshmen Advising and Retention for a New Generation"National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) National Conference Presentation - 2006 "Continuous Evolution: Stepping up to the challenge of the millennial student"Arizona Academic Advising Conference - 2006 "The Total Package:Freshmen Advising and Retention for a New Generation" National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Regional Conference Presentation - 2006  

SUPERVISORY EXPERIENCE

Student Services Peer Advisers [under the Division of Student Affairs] - UW Tacoma; 2008-current Administrative Assistant and Account Manager - Private Sector; 2007-2008 Student Directors [under the Division of Student Affairs in partnership with the Academic Colleges] - ASU West; 2005-2007 Student Interns [under the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences ] - ASU West; 2005-2007

UNIVERSITY INITIATIVES

Online New Student Orientation Presentation and Quiz - UW Tacoma YouTube Orientation Account - UW Tacoma Virtual Campus Tour - UW Tacoma Virtual Online Orientation - UW Tacoma Orientation in an Hour - UW Tacoma Class Registration Video Tutorial - UW Tacoma Pre-loaded USB Flash Drive - UW Tacoma 1st All-Niter; Freshman Traditions Program - UW Tacoma UNI 100; Introduction to University Freshman Seminar Course - UW Tacoma The BIG Event; Campus-wide Community Service Project - ASU West campus Campus Reading Project-Campus Reading Project - ASU West campus Freshman Survivor; Mandatory Freshman Advising - ASU West campus Freshman Convocation - ASU West campus UNI 100; Introduction to University Transfer Adult Re-Entry Seminar Course - ASU West campus UNI 100; Introduction to University Freshman Seminar Course - ASU West campus

PUBLICATIONS

Video Productions

Logos Designs