Offering 15 years of progressive experience in development and oversight of academic programs, financial plans, and training to promote student growth and business excellence.
*Proven operational leader and executive advisor recognizing areas of deficiencies to transform classrooms, online presence, and nationwide offices into dynamic environments.
*Exceptional business and personal partner engaging peers and students in engaging curriculum, strategic recommendations, and insightful team-building activities.
*Astute financial leader managing budgets, financial aid, cash flow, forecasts, and revenue growth initiatives.
*HR Management, all hiring and training functions along with performance appraisals and mentoring.
*Financial modeling including linear regression and forecasting models.
Excel, Office, Access
History of the Sage Family in Iowa - currently part of Iowa State Historical Library collection and Iowa Genealogy Library.
Presenter - Management Mentoring and Mayhem, APSCU National Convention Dallas Texas 2011.
Presenter - Dale Carnegie Management Seminar.
Presenter - Walt Disney Customer Service Training.
Presenter - Academic Rigor in the Classroom: Proprietary Education for the Next 30 Years, Minnesota Career College Association Meeting 2012.
Presentations - Designing classroom experiential learning and integrating career management across the curriculum, Minnesota Career College Annual Professional Development Conference.
Training Program Development: Productivity and Profits Through People with Pride.
Campus President & Associate Dean06/2006 to 03/2017National American UniversityBrooklyn Center, MN
Provided significant insight to CEO as cabinet advisor and assisted in developing strategies to increase enrollment, develop team efficiencies through engagement, and institute Persistence and Completion Academy initiatives.
Collaborated with campus directors to define and orchestrate extensive training programs launched across multiple nationwide leader offices.
Built highly-skilled faculty by managing and rewarding exemplary performances, and executing enriching team-building programs.
Designed and executed dynamic academic platform to drive enrollment and increase student retention rates.
Managed daily operations to ensure efficient admissions processes, accurate enrollment procedures, and confidential student account management.
Oversaw academic advisory support, and collaborated with campuses providing Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees to streamline overall business functions.
Prepared and allocated annual budgets based on expense analyses, P&L completion, revenue variance, and financial aid benchmarks reported to executive leadership for use in planning.
Completed, tracked, and reconciled cash transactions, and recorded percentage packaged and receivable to lower the bad debt exposure by 30%.
Achieved in excess of 70% increase of year-over-year enrollment by identifying deficiencies and implementing plans to drive student attraction through marketing and effective team building with the admissions teams.
Recognized areas of academic opportunities, and applied assessment to establish and sustain rewarding faculty-to-student mentorship program that was tested and will soon be standardized within national campuses.
Initial test reduced quarter drop rate by 60%, and impacted revenue and expenses by $640,564.
Business Program Coordinator09/2002 to 06/2006Minnesota School of BusinessBrooklyn Center, MN
Seasoned leader providing operational, organizational, and financial guidance on campus.
Integrated an experiential approach to reinvent and instill attainable outcomes of business capstone course.
Established efficient and successful faculty mentorship training program to develop instructional and personal skills.
Authored, edited, and disseminated insightful online content to increase accessibility and understanding for online graduate and undergraduate business class attendees.
Collaborated with peers and academic leaders to define and launch faculty training in benefits of impactful instruction.
Provided students with academic guidance and classroom evaluations for courses dedicated to entrepreneurship, leadership, finance, marketing, statistics, business law, and accounting.
Business Consultant06/1995 to CurrentRS ConsultingPlymouth, MN
Store DirectorDes Moines, IA
Education and Training
Master of Business Administration: BusinessCardinal Stritch UniversityMilwaukee, WIBusiness
Bachelor of Science: English & HistoryIowa State UniversityAmes, IAEnglish & History