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Professional Summary

Seasoned administrator offering 20+ years overseeing federally funded programs operating within higher education institutions. Proven leader with expertise coordinating with community, faculty, and student leaders to achieve program goals. Portfolio includes acquisition of over $15,000,000 in public and private source funding.

  • Grant Writing
  • Technology integration
  • Curriculum planning
  • Student needs assessment
  • Resource Acquisition
  • Strategic Planning
  • Project Management
  • Staff Management
  • Project planning and development
  • Budget administration
UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS Memphis, TN, Expected in Ed. D. : Higher, Adult Education - GPA :
PURDUE UNIVERSITY West Lafayette, IN Expected in Ph.D : Educational Administration - GPA :
BALL STATE UNIVERSITY Muncie, IN, Expected in 05/1990 M.A : Political Science - GPA :
BALL STATE UNIVERSITY Muncie, IN, Expected in 03/1988 B.S : Legal Administration - GPA :
  • Certified Online Instructor
Work History
Purdue University - Adjunct Faculty Instructor
Remote, IN, 08/2016 - Current
  • Provide instruction using hybrid lecture/digital delivery to incoming freshman scholars with emphasis on learning how to learn and utilization of various learning systems.
  • Assist in academic development covering topics including learning style identification, time management, goal setting, financial literacy, exam preparation, test-taking strategies, reading comprehension strategies, etc.

Key Results: Fall to fall persistence and retention over 90%, course curriculum development team core member, of two federally funded TRIO Student Support Services Programs (Classic and STEM).

Transitioned course material and applied technological options for online and course-related software. Aided in migration of technological options and course materials for ACAD 1100 seminar software to add better functionality for students and faculty members. Engaged students with insightful and compelling classroom discussion of topics relevant to coursework to boost student learning and retention.

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS - Director, Student Success Programs
City, STATE, 06/2014 - Current
  • Focused teams on developing innovative and cutting-edge approaches at all levels with effective resource allocation and strategic planning.
  • Orchestrate smooth and efficient program development by collaborating cross-functionally across departments.
  • Address and resolve technical, financial and operational concerns by working with team members and directors.
  • Provide ongoing direction and leadership for program operations.
  • Identify risks and developed mitigation plans.

Key Results: Successfully renewed grant funding (2020-2025) after inheriting high risk project; annually exceeds core objectives related to minimization of student loan debt, retention, persistence, academic standing, and graduation of participants; Cultivated partnership with Study Abroad Office to provide enhanced portfolio opportunities for project participants to study abroad

School City Of East Chicago - College Readiness/ABE Specialist
City, STATE, 08/2012 - 06/2014
  • Coordinated student support and academic services for alignment with career and technical education pathways.
  • Liaison for administering CTE employability assessments, and assistance with workforce readiness services.
  • Collaborative liaison with post-secondary institutions for dual credit program services.
  • District liaison for coordination of adult basic education services including high school equivalency examination preparation and academic skills remediation, budget monitoring, and program evaluation partners

Key Results: Instituted Fall and Winter Career Readiness Series for 9th and 10th graders as well as annual Career Fair Expanded adult education program to year-round model; Restructured adult education curriculum using a blended learning approach which resulted in exceeding targeted core objectives/outcomes, Received $250,000 for Workforce Development Services to develop a series of sustainability seminars for targeted local community under-resourced residents.

PURDUE UNIVERSITY CALUMET - Director, Educational Talent Search
City, STATE, 07/1996 - 05/2012
  • Directed fiscal operations, created annual budget, developed comprehensive plan to accomplish project objectives.
  • Coordinated, planned, monitored, and evaluated program services.
  • Prepared annual performance report for submission to U.S. Dept. of Education.
  • Served as a key liaison for staff training on trends in secondary and postsecondary education.
  • Coordinated college tours, financial aid nights, parent workshops, mentor program, summer enrichment

Key Results: Exceeded core program objectives (retention, persistence, graduation) in all program years; Implemented digital archiving for a more efficient work environment; Wholly maintained department web page; Expanded fiscal allocations via acquisition of monetary gifts, donations via public and private grant programs.

Grant Writing Proposals


U.S. Department of Education, Title IV TRIO/Educational Opportunity Programs

  • Educational Talent Search (3 submissions pending), August 2021 - $4,160,625
  • Student Support Services (Classic), August 2020 - $1,329,010
  • Student Support Services (STEM), August 2020 - $1,265,160
  • Upward Bound August 2017 – Received $1,437,680
  • Student Support Services (STEM), August 2015 – Received $1,183,625
  • Student Support Services (Classic), August 2015 – Received $1,329,010
  • Educational Talent Search, August 2011 – Received $1,725,000
  • Educational Talent Search, August 2005 – Received $1,494,000
  • Educational Talent Search, August 2001 – Received $1,200,000
  • Educational Talent Search, August 1997 – Received $1,000,000

Tennessee Higher Education Commission Quality Assurance Report Developer (present), GEAR-UP Project Liaison w Shelby County (Memphis) Schools (Present), Eradicating Systemic Racism Adhoc Committee (present) Closing The Gaps Ad hoc Committee (Fall 2020), First Generation Student Success Taskforce (present), African American Male Academy Committee Member (September 2019 – present), Academic Advising Network (2019-present), ACAD Curriculum Development Committee (present), Board Member, Houston Levee Community Center (January 2018 – August 2020), Conference Chair Memphis in May Student Affairs Conference (2017), Southeast Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (SAEOPP) member and Tennessee Association of Special Programs (present), Administrator 500 Adult Basic Education Leadership Series (2014)

Has served as presenter and/or moderator for a myriad of regional, state, and national seminars and conferences addressing topics related to retention, persistence, and graduation for under-resourced populations

  • Recognized as a “PI Millionaire” by the University of Memphis for being one of three faculty to secure grant funding more than $1,000,000 (February 2021)
  • Exemplary Service in Student Affairs (October 2017)
  • Service Recognition Award, Salvation Army of East Chicago (May 2011)
  • Outstanding Community Service Recipient, Indiana Parenting Institute (April 2011)
  • Service Recognition Award (Centier Bank) for coordinating “Reality Store” (May 2010)

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