Data and results driven educational advisor with significant experience in all aspects of academic services. Driven and accomplished professional who is extremely skilled at cultivating solid business relationships and effectively communicating with people from diverse backgrounds. Creative problem solver who works well as part of cross-functional team or as an individual contributor. Able to quickly engage, connect, learn, and adapt to shifting priorities in order to achieve business objectives. Effective communicator who builds partnerships and provides solutions. Project Management|Student Services|Training and Development|FERPA Microsoft Office Suite | PeopleSoft | Datatele/Colleague|Who's Next|Epsilen Relationship Builder|Effective Under Pressure |Organized and Detail Oriented Motivated and supported students and education professionals to achieve excellence. Gained 60% graduation rate for Career and Technical programs at southeast campus, Tarrant County College. Assisted professors in new technologies into daily lesson plans. Taught students how to utilitized the computer programs: Visual Veggie; Food Processor; Ellucian; Datatel; PeopleSoft; Word; Excel; PowerPoint and other software. Coordinated implementation of standards for Career and Technical Advisors at the southeast campus defining guidelines and forms for students success.
04/2012 to Current
CAREER / TECHNICAL EDUCATION ADVISORTarrant County College － Arlington, TX
Serves as the sole Career and Technical Education (CTE) Advisor at the Southeast campus, and the manager of the Career and Technical Education lab Projects have included; Career and Technical Cookbook, CTE Advisors & Technical Program Booklet, registration, and assisting with the Welcome Center Gather information regarding and assisting in writing training manuals for students, CTE Advisors, and professors, created and processed internal and external documentation; proof read, edited, created graphic designs.
Coordinate with student services to facilitate consistent delivery of outreach, admissions, retention, student success, and academic advising services 75% of students declared certificates Assist in developing and implementing college-wide, and CTE program specific marketing, recruitment, retention strategies for student success and learning Plan and coordinate events such as informational workshops, college visitations and tours, college fairs, business and industry visits, etc., to generate public interest Work on marketing material for programs offered at the Southeast campus Advise and assist the Dean of Business and Technology with strategic initiatives related to student success, class needs, and identifying new programs and services Assist with coordinators with dual credit students; student evaluations, support, and makes referrals regarding student support to appropriate department Provide strategies to improve graduation for the department, coordinate work flow, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
05/2005 to 04/2012
University of Texas at Arlington － Arlington, TX
01/2011 to 04/2012
05/2005 to 01/2011
Recruited graduate students for PhD and Masters programs, and created marketing material to promote the graduate program Improved departmental graduation from 65% to 84% for the Department of Communication Understood and effectively communicated the curriculum, graduation requirements, and college policies and procedures Motivated students to success, thinking outside the box regarding marketing themselves to employers, internships, and portfolios Collaborated in the design of the undergraduate program for Bio-engineering Worked in collaboration with several departments at UTA regarding international students; worked closely with UT Southwestern Medical facility Made recommendations to graduate admissions committees regarding student candidates Planned and organized each Orientation session and Graduation ceremony, and assisted with planning and execution of student engagement activities Compiled and presented UEP (Unit Effectiveness Process) Reports Encouraged and guided students as they defined realistic goals, monitored and accurately documented student progress, and assisted students in making decisions and assuming responsibility for educational plans and achievements Provided students with information about and strategies for utilizing the available resources and services on campus Maintained confidentiality regarding students' educational records Obtained support from other departments for permission for classes, declaring a minor, and ensuring that credits were posted correctly Evaluated admission applications, including verifying transcripts, calculating GPA, and school accreditation Advised students by phone, written correspondence, email, and in-person regarding classes, school policy, considerations/exceptions, and declaring major and certificate(s).
Graduate Certificate in Academic AdvisingKansas State University － Manhattan, KS
Masters of Science: SustainabilityThe University of Texas － Arlington, TXSustainability Capstone Project - Won a $1,000 scholarship for writing a business plan for a sustainable trailer, providing a presentation, and visiting local businesses to support the event
Bachelors of Arts: Public RelationsTarrant County College － Fort Worth, TXPublic Relations Capstone Campaign Project - Presented the fund raiser campaign to the Policy Director of the Texas Innocence Project; raised over $1,200 during the one-day event, a 50% increase over the goal of $800
Associates of Arts
NACADA 2012 to Present
*Member of UTAA, 2007 - 2012
*Assisted with the 2011 UTAA Conference
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