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Work experience

Mar 2011Present

Workforce Services Representative

Virginia Employment Commission

Assist clients with job related concerns; provide resume assistance and relevant information regarding placement information.Provide job matching to applicants based on qualifications. Counsel individuals with displacement issues.

Assist clients with general unemployment questions.


Director, New and Transfer Student Transition

Norfolk State University

Plan, implement, and evaluate University 101 (Freshman Seminar) instruction for new students. Coordinate with Assistant and Associate Deans and Instructional Faculty regarding the different academic sections. Monitor articulation agreements, ensure dissemination of accurate academic and transfer equivalency information for transfer students. Key Achievements:Hosted national author, John Gardner for training session regarding new orientation course.Initiated, piloted, and led large kick off orientation for 850 + students for Freshman Seminar course.Galvanized university committee to streamline UNI 101 course providing a more relevant and germane course for our new freshman population.Supported Service Learning initiative for campus.Wrote, hosted, and produced 7 student services videos for UNI 101 students’ instructional purposes.General Session Presenter, Engaging College Students at Faculty Development Workshop for School of Science and Technology

Nov 2005Sep 2006


Northrop Grumman

Evaluated job opening requirements and applicant qualifications to coordinate and conduct interviews. Traveled to regional job fairs to identify and secure quality candidates. Coordinated full recruiting and staffing lifecycle using Brass Ring applicant tracking software for up to 100 positions.Key Achievements:Recommended collaborative on-boarding process to engage design department in new associate training and development.Recognized by HR leaders and hiring managers for excellence in managing customer correspondence and delivering results within required time frames.

Oct 2001Oct 2005

Director, Undergraduate Advising, College of Business

Old Dominion University

Director, Undergraduate Advising—College of Business & Public Administration Led 4-person team to provide academic advising and administrative support services for business school in conjunction with Career Management Center. Interacted with students, parents, and faculty to identify concerns. Planned and managed advising department budget.

Key Achievements:

Selected to Academic Committee to devise and execute strategies for curricula development, advising, student orientation, and policy development.Restructured staff duties thereby showing management that office could operate efficiently during budget reduction.Crafted college of business marketing initiatives and materials, including production of video featuring 8 majors offered by college of business as well as informational brochures.Coordinated interaction with other campus departments and colleges to facilitate top-notch student service delivery.

Jan 2001Oct 2001

Associate Director, Career Center

Hampton University

Designed and implemented career center initiatives to assist students and graduates with employment services, such as resume writing, interview skills training, and job search strategies. Initiated and planned special events, including career forums and job fairs to link local and national organizations with qualified Hampton candidates.Key Achievements:Established and nurtured relationships with high-profile employers, including Microsoft Corporation, to expand prominence and effectiveness of career services.

Jan 1994Dec 1999

Associate Director, Minority Engineering Program

California State University, Los Angeles

Associate Director, MESA/Minority Engineering ProgramOversaw all facets of university's Minority Engineering Program (MEP), from strategy development to recruiting to course development and instruction. Assessed student workshops and devised program enhancements. Assisted with grant writing and proposal support. Developed network of LA-area high schools to expand recruitment program in conjunction with other internal departments.

Key Achievements:

Named to MEP Advisory Board to develop and launch new enrollment and mentoring programs.Responsible for initiating marketing concept for new brochure.Responsible for writing script for theme and casting talent for annual engineering and science banquet.Utilized “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” principles to teach freshmen engineering students.

Jun 1991Aug 1993

Staff Specialist

INROADS/Los Angeles, Inc.

Coordinated the recruitment of 200 minority high school seniors and college students for corporate internships in business and engineering. Served as resource in office regarding student development issues and assisted students in reaching career decisions in their fields.  Established partnership with sponsoring corporations and referred candidates per position offered. Coordinated training workshops for 130+ students encompassing management skills, decision-making, and multi-cultural communication.  Recruited training professionals and located training sites for spring and summer training workshops. Provided academic and personal advising to 40 business and engineering college interns. Acted as liaison for 20 companies and their corresponding students

Mar 1990Feb 1991

Coordinator Co-op/APT Program

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Coordinated student employment programs of Co-op and Academic Part-Time employees at major research facility. Scheduled speakers for weekly business and technical seminars for student interns. Served as the liaison between students and their supervisors. Helped students to assess their skills and interests for full-time employment at the laboratory. Scheduled cultural and social activities in Los Angeles area for these students.Assisted with and appeared in recruiting videotape for JPL’s minority high school science and engineering program. Participated in coordination of NASA’s Minority Initiative project for Native American college students.



Master of Arts

California State University, Los Angeles
Sep 2011Present

EDD in process

Northcentral University

Designed for professionals aspiring towards leadership roles in education, corporate, government, or community organizations, this specialization equips students with the tools necessary to make things happen in any organization. This specialization concentrates on the strategies to forge alliances, build confidence, and inspire a shared vision. This curriculum is grounded in applied research and provides exploration of issues and resolutions in contemporary organizations.


Graduate Certificate

Fielding Graduate University

Bachelor of Arts

Hampton University


Proficieny in Microsoft Office Suite
Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel Microsoft Access Microsoft Powerpoint Microsoft Outlook
Excellent on air presenter and producer work.  Responsible for producing and narrating 7 student affairs videos for Norfolk State University.  Responsible for producing video for Old Dominion University's College of Business.  Responsible for  print color fold out brochure for Old Dominion advertising the majors. Responsible for print color fold out brochure for University of Maryland's employment brochure.
Human Resources
Experience as a recruiter, training and development professional, classification/compensation analyst with added exposure to employee relations.   Effective in prospecting, conducting high volume recruiting, and being responsible for training.   Excellent with building rapport with clients and staff.
Higher Education Administration
13 + years as a higher education administrator.  Versed in the area of human resources, career services administration, project administration, first year experience,  engineering student services, and advising management.    Ability to build rapport with senior academic affairs and student services officials.  Collaborated on projects to foster articulation agreements with community colleges and to identify general education alignment and outcomes.   Conducted diversity training with faculty at Old Dominion University.   Adjunct communication instructor for public speaking, interpersonal communication, organizational communication and explored themes of cultural, critical, and systems approaches and conflict management for effective change.   
Public Speaking Skills
Great platform speaking skills.  Ability to present to large audiences on motivational topics. 


Interests include public speaking, building rapport, traveling, reading, cooking, learning new skills, learning languages, writing, and communicating to others.



Master of Arts in Communication.  Leadership Coach.  20 years experience in higher education and human resources. Excellent rapport building skills, project administration, and media experience. I possess an excellent smile and hearty laugh and an ability to see the best in the worst situations. My passion is to motivate others to be their very best!

Experience in public speaking, voice overs, media on air talent, recruitment, training and development, and employee relations.  Much work in higher education administration regarding first year experience work, advising administration, and career management. 


I have an ability to assess situations in a quick period of time.

I am friendly.

I have a curiosity for how things work.

I enjoy diversity work.

I've been told that I have a comfortable way of building rapport with individuals and have a way of lightening people's spirits.

I have a fresh perspective.

I enjoy seeing people grow.


To obtain a position utilizing my leadership and program administration experience which will allow me to help to foster growth and development to constituents in an organization.


Sep 2008Aug 2009

Leadership Coaching

Fielding Graduate Institute and International Coaching Federation