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Director of International Enrollment Services

Asuza Pacific University
Mar 2011Present

I lead an excellent team of international professionals who advise and enroll students from non-US countries.  This role has allowed me to use my international, education administration, and ministry experience in a complex and rewarding arena.  I currently am expanding APU's enrollment to Malaysia,  Taiwan, Brazil, Panama, and in the future, India. This is in addition to our base of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean students

Executive Director

Legacy Management Systems
Nov 2008Present

Legacy Management Systems merges technology and daily routine to bring the pieces of life together in an integrated and accessible format.  My responsibilities include: writing curriculum, designing courses and programs, creating partnerships with hardware, software, and facilitating organizations. 

Director of Education-Southern California Region

New Horizons Computer Learning Centers
Sep 2006Sep 2008

•Led turn around effort of unprofitable sector by increasing sales, improving retention, and retraining/replacing enrollment staff. Increased enrollment 284% in ninety days

•Director for the Career Development Department, the Healthcare sector, and the Military sector for New Horizon’s seven California county territory including 17 million people

•Was the first to ever attain department’s monthly sales goal (109% January, 2007) 

•Increased enrollment by over 500% in 15 months

•Promoted from Account Executive to Director of Education after 27 days

•Promoted to Healthcare Department business development manager after 1 year

•Promoted to Military sector business development manager after 15 months

•Successfully established multiple contractual relationships with the State of California, the Veteran’s Administration, and all branches of the US Military in my region

•Successfully began accreditation process with ACCSCT  March, 08, WASC August, 08

•Direct advertising/marketing budget for Career Development Department

Director/General Manager

Kamakura International Academy (KIA)
Jun 2000May 2006

•Led business consulting/education services for three pharmaceutical companies in Japan  

•International Lecturer-Meiji Gakuin University for business/cross-cultural courses

•Recruited/trained staff to teach international business and cross-cultural courses at KIA 

•Planned, implemented, delivered adventure/study programs to US, China, Canada, Europe 

Market Development/Education Sales Consultant

University of Phoenix/Hawaii Campus

•Consultative sales representative giving presentations to individuals, companies and military personnel in Hawaii regarding the University of Phoenix (UOP) degree programs.  

•Sales efforts expanded Hawaii campus from 350 students to 900 in two years. 

•Earned promotion from enrollment counselor to Market Development - Neighbor Islands 

•Led expansion of Hawaii campus by pioneering the 1st satellite location for degree programs on the island of Kauai, HI.

•Led second expansion of UoP/Hawaii by opening 2nd and 3rd satellite locations in Kona/Hilo, HI.  

•Promoted to the marketing/sales position in the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) program at the main campus in Honolulu, HI.  

•Campus had two prior failed attempts to launch the MCSE program. Within two months of my appointment successfully inaugurated the MCSE program.

•Gained corporate approval from parent company to double the program facilities 

•Doubled MCSE enrollment within one year.  

•Team designated for “National Best Practices Award” for MCSE admissions and student retention rates among highest in the nation 


Cross-Cultural Expert
Japan, China, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Canada, Mexico...
Curriculum Design
Public Speaker/Presenter
Multi-location Campus Management
Postsecondary Education Sector Expert
Strategy implementation
Team Building
Business Development



John Hall

“Mike is a very savvy business and career coach who was invaluable to the team of 6 he coached for 9 weeks. His team members were management and executive level men and women in transition who personally praised his dedication, business knowledge and innovative ideas. I have absolute that what ever task or project Mike undertakes he gives it 100 percent. It was a joy to work with him.”

John Hall , CEO, President , Advanced Career Strategies 

Cindy Sutherland

I felt quite honored when Michael Haley asked me to write a reference letter for him.In my role as Senior Career Consultant at New Horizons Computer Learner Centers of Southern California Michael was my direct Manager for two years.

As Director of Education; Michael motivated me as an employee in every aspect of my job.Michael’s “do the right things” attitude was infectious.Teamwork was an important aspect of Michael’s management style.Mike has always understood the old axiom that we rise or fall together and has made teamwork with others job number one for his department.Personally I was motivated to be successful with my sales; to make Michael successful.

Michael has a zest for life and has a variety of interests.He can relate to people in many ways and on many levels.In fact, his people skills have saved the day for our department on more than one occasion when dealing with unhappy students.

I could continue on with glowing accounts of Michael, but will instead simply say that I truly do think the world of him and respect him greatly.

I would without any reservation recommend Michael Haley to you.He would be a tremendous asset to any company.


Cindy Sutherland

Senior Enrollment Counselor New Horizons Computer Learning Centers of Southern California

Masaki Yamamoto

“Mike is one of the exellent business consultants with strategic thinking and client oriented problem solving. He understands both US and Japanese culture. Even in the Japanese project, he can become a business partner of his client with his collaborative way of thinking.”

Masaki Yamamoto, Owner,

Kamakura Research Institute, Limited

Professional Experience

Executive Director


Bachelor of Science

Master of Business Administration

University Of Phoenix/Hawaii

Emphasis: Asia Region with Japan expertise. GPA 3.70