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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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