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To obtain a position in Student Affairs that embraces student engagement, staff development and diversity initiatives.


Aug 1999May 2004

Bachelor of Science

Western Carolina University


Jill Lindsay

Lisa Picklesimer

Lisa Perez

Work experience

Jun 2009Present

Assistant Director, University Center & Student Activities

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

• Supervise Operations Staff which includes two Operations Managers, an Events Coordinator and a UCSA Coordinator• Assist with the development of departmental budgets, goals, policies, and assessment of programs• Develop and administer risk management including safety, hurricane preparedness, and policy audits• Supervise departmental web master and oversee maintenance of departmental website and the Campus Island Information network• Coordinate and develop a comprehensive program for the University Center to include programming, game room management and the University Center & Student Activities Advisory Council• Administrate a Benchmarking Survey for the University Union bi-yearly• Advise the Student Newspaper and Student Communication Board

Oct 2000May 2010

Platoon Sergeant

United States Marine Corpus Reserves

• Responsible for supervision of 50 Marines.• Trained in alcohol and drug abuse, anti-terrorism measures, occupational specialties, military and civilian safety

Jul 2006Jun 2009

Assistant Director of Operations, Campus Center

University of West Georgia

• Supervision of: Night/Weekend Manager, student staffs, Interns, Casual Labor and Graduate Assistants• Responsibilities include: hiring, training, scheduling and evaluating student employees• Responsible for customer service: designing of brochures, suggestion boxes, billing schedules, setup requirements,special training, and customer evaluations.

Sep 2001Jul 2006

Special Events Coordinator, A. K. Hinds University Center

Western Carolina University

• Assist with planning, promoting and staging entertainment programs• Establish meeting times, agendas, record and publish meeting notes for various committees• Created the university’s Homecoming Manual• Trained in the reservation program and covered the position when needed• Provide transportation for international students to and from the airport, bus station and Social Security Commission Office

Jan 2006May 2006

WCU Fitness Center Intern

Western Carolina University

•    Determined how the Fitness Center relates to recruitment of new students and retention of current students

•    Received an understanding of the future plans to merge the Fitness and Intramural Departments

•    Reviewed the Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS standards) for the Fitness Center; assessed areas needing improvement

•    Created the fall 2006 syllabus for first staff Leadership class

•    Gained knowledge of daily operations and the planning of special events

Aug 2004May 2005

Graduate Assistant, Service Learning Department

Western Carolina University

•    Arranged meetings, committees, and projects for participating staff and students

•    Coordinated with Student Affairs and University Center staffs in planning and executing the first annual Service Learning Awards Banquet

•    Compiled a list of Community Agencies to participate in our Service Learning Department and updated the university’s database

•    Assisted with the creation of the Service Learning brochure

Jul 2004Dec 2004

WCU Orientation Intern

Western Carolina University

•    Attended 2004 summer orientation sessions to observe programs for needed changes

•    Researched and contacted other universities for new ideas for the orientation programs

•    Aided in interviewing and selecting counselors for the 2005 summer orientation sessions

•    Assisted with 2005 orientation schedule planning, coordinated the assistance of organizations and determined which buildings to use


Apr 2010Apr 2012

First Aid/CPR/AED

American Red Cross