Associate Vice President For Student Affairs Resume Example

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Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Executive Profile

Highly skilled, student-centered, and results-oriented professional seeks a senior level position in higher education administration where decisions are informed by data and institutional priorities include student engagement and student learning outcomes.

Skill Highlights
  • Leadership/communication
  • Budget and planning
  • Counseling and problem solving
  • Student engagement and high impact practices
  • Decisive and results-oriented
  • Familiarity with legal issues in higher education and risk mitigation
  • Assessment and student learning outcomes
Argosy University Phoenix, Arizona Expected in August 2011 Doctor of Education : Educational Leadership - GPA :

Dissertation: An exploration of how student involvement in co-curricular activities contributes to student learning.

Montclair State University Upper Montclair, New Jersey Expected in May 1991 Master of Arts : Counseling, Human Development and Educational Leadership - GPA :
The College of New Jersey Ewing, New Jersey Expected in December 1984 Bachelor of Science : Education - GPA :
Professional Experience
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
Prescott, AZ, 04/2009 - Current
  • With fellow Associate Vice President, serve as Chief Student Affairs Officer and lead the Division of Student Affairs; which includes student involvement/student activities, fraternity and sorority life, student center, women's center, athletics, intramurals and recreation, judicial affairs, health services, counseling services, residence life, career development, and disability services. The Division consists of 72 professional staff, 8 support staff, 18 graduate assistants and over 150 student employees and has a total budget of $42,000,000.
  • Serve as an expert in and an advocate for the educational and developmental needs of students.
  • Coordinate division planning that aligns with the college's mission and strategic plan and is informed by assessment results and best practices.
  • Prepare budgets, planning documents, Cabinet decision items, Board of Trustees reports and other formal documents and reports as needed.
  • Serve on the President's Cabinet and the Provost's Council.
  • Organize, plan and direct the activities of the division; set goals, plan and implement work; and develop relevant policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Manage serious student incidents (disciplinary and psychological) and student crises in a manner that protects health and safety, mitigates risk, and considers current policy, law, and case law.
  • As a member of the Student Engagement Steering Committee, provide leadership for the development, implementation and assessment of a four year student engagement plan for undergraduate students.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication and cooperative working relationships with college administrators, faculty, staff, students and outside agencies in order to accomplish the objectives of the division and College.
  • Develop and conduct formal presentations for admissions and orientation programs, new faculty training, and faculty in-service.
Colorado Christian University - Co-Chair of the Middle States Re-accreditation Steering Committee
Aurora, CO, 10/2008 - 05/2010
  • Co-Chaired with a senior faculty member the College’s re-accreditation process.
  • Co-led each phase of the process, including developing the self-study design and hosting the Commission liaison; conducting the self-study; compiling, editing and distributing the self-study draft report and final report; and hosting the team visit.
  • Supervised the Middle States/Assessment Office.
Georgia State University - Associate Dean of Students
Dunwoody, GA, 06/2005 - 04/2009
  • Supervised the Student Development Unit, including student activities and fraternity and sorority life, first year experience and leadership education, student center, women's center, and diversity education programs.
  • Oversaw campus store and dining services operations: prepared necessary requests for proposals and contracts, reviewed budgets, approved programs, pricing, menus, hours of operation, and met regularly with on-site and corporate management.
  • Engaged regularly with student groups, student leaders and students at large in order to understand and respond to concerns, provide guidance and support, and gain perspective on their experiences at Ramapo College.
  • Conducted presentations for regularly scheduled admissions programs.
  • Oversaw multiple budgets, in excess of $6,000,000.
  • Met regularly with the Dean of Students and Vice President of Student Affairs, as a part of the division's senior management team.
  • Represented the Division of Student Affairs at events, meetings and programs, and served as Chief Student Affairs Officer in the absence of the Vice President and Dean.
Ramapo College Of New Jersey - Adjunct Instructor, Freshman Seminar
City, STATE, 07/1991 - 11/1995
Ramapo College Of New Jersey - Director of Student Development
City, STATE, 08/1991 - 08/1995
  • Coordinated orientation programs for all incoming students and their parents.
  • Organized, edited and published a parent newsletter.
  • Organized, edited and published the Student Handbook.
  • Designed and implemented annual leadership development retreats, programs and workshops.
  • Provided education and support for students interested in a career in student affairs.
  • Planned year-long programs to connect parents with the institution and its mission.
  • Trained student club and organization advisors.
  • Coordinated all student activities programs and services for summer students.
Ramapo College Of New Jersey - Director of Special Programs and Conferences
City, STATE, 07/1989 - 08/1991
  • Coordinated orientation programs for all new students and their parents/families.
  • Supervised the college's conference program, identification card program, and campus scheduling.
  • Hired, trained and supervised professional, paraprofessional, clerical and student staffs.
Ramapo College Of New Jersey - Acting Director of Student Center Operations
City, STATE, 07/1988 - 07/1989
  • Managed and supervised all programs and services provided by the Student Center.
  • Developed and implemented specifications and subsequent service contracts for cafeteria and game room equipment and facilities improvement projects.
  • Responsible for all purchasing, maintenance and repairs.
  • Supervised events and conferences and scheduling units.
  • Collaborated with architects, contractors, students and staff in planning and building the Student Center Annex.
Ramapo College Of New Jersey - Head Coach, Women's Tennis
City, STATE, 07/1987 - 11/1988
Ramapo College Of New Jersey - Coordinator of College Events and Conferences
City, STATE, 08/1985 - 07/1988
  • Scheduled all non-classroom use of space.
  • Coordinated year-round conference business.
  • Coordinated all special events and programs on campus.
  • Hired, trained and supervised clerical, custodial and student staffs.
  • Supervised daily, weekly, and monthly publications announcing events on campus.
Service/Contributions to the Profession

All-College Committees/Service (recent/selected)

  • Student Engagement Project Steering Committee, 2009-present
  • Emergency Planning Committee, 2009-present
  • Committee on Academic Standards and Procedures, 2009-present
  • Campus-Wide Events Committee, 2002-2006
  • Co-Chair, Commencement, 2002-2005
  • Strategic Planning Steering Committee, 2000-2002

Presentations/Areas of Expertise (recent/selected)

  • Accountability and Learning: Integrating NSSE and Outcomes Assessment to Inform Student Affairs Practice (ACPA, 2013)
  • Managing Troublesome Behavior in the Classroom (faculty in-service)
  • Assessment in Student Affairs (staff in-service)
  • Student Engagement and "High Impact" Practices (faculty/staff/student in-service)

Awards and Recognition (recent/selected)

  • President's Staff Leadership Award, 2010
  • Student Government Association Executive Award, 2010
  • Student Government Association Senate Award, 2008
  • Student Government Association Red Ribbon Award, 2004
  • Campus Wide Events and Chief Marshal (commencement) Commendation/Award, 2004

Community Service (recent/selected)

  • Individual service activities: Habitat for Humanity; Shelter our Sisters; Pony Power; Wayne Food Bank, 2004-2009
  • Church Council (similar to a Board of Trustees), Packanack Community Church, 2004-2006
  • Board of Directors, Girl Scouts of Bergen County, 2004-2005
Professional Affiliations
  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators,1988-1994 and December 2005-present
  • National Association of College and University Food Services, 2000-2009
  • Association of College Unions International, 1995-2008

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Resume Overview

School Attended
  • Argosy University
  • Montclair State University
  • The College of New Jersey
Job Titles Held:
  • Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Co-Chair of the Middle States Re-accreditation Steering Committee
  • Associate Dean of Students
  • Adjunct Instructor, Freshman Seminar
  • Director of Student Development
  • Director of Special Programs and Conferences
  • Acting Director of Student Center Operations
  • Head Coach, Women's Tennis
  • Coordinator of College Events and Conferences
  • Doctor of Education
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science