Results-focused higher education professional with strength in program development, and teamwork. Proactive leader with strengths in communication and collaboration. Proficient in leveraging resources and teamwork to accomplish organizational goals. Adept at managing concurrent objectives to promote efficiency and influence positive outcomes. Focused on the success and overall improvement of the organization.
Strategic Planner and Developer
Program Developer, Implementer, Evaluator
Assessment and Research Oriented
Student Advising and Mentoring
Direct, operational, and strategic communicator and leader
Resourcing and development
Works under the direct supervision of the Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs and manages and leads the office of Planning and Assessment. Develops planning and assessment strategies for the Division of Student Affairs and subordinate departments. Leads professional development and program review efforts throughout the division. Plays a critical role in the development and evaluation of the division's strategic plan. Chairs and leads numerous committees, including the Planning and Assessment Workgroup principally responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating the division's strategic plan. Plays a key role in the University and Division's strategic goal associated with Diversity and Inclusion. Serves on the University's Hispanic and Heritage Appreciation Month Committee.
Currently serving as a U.S. Army National Guard officer in the Mississippi National Guard. Have served on active duty and the reserve component in leadership and staff positions from the platoon to corps level. Manage, lead, direct, and supervise officers and soldiers applying direct, organizational, and strategic leadership skills, knowledge, and abilities. Responsible for applying creativity and innovation to improve climate and culture of organization. Currently serving as the leader of a large organization with over 1300 individuals and a multi-million dollar budget. Consistently evaluated and assessed by supervisors and subordinates as a top-tier officer with unlimited potential. Have attended and graduated from numerous professional military education course with the most recent being the Army War College, Senior Service Staff College. Possesses a Top-Secret Clearance.
Under the direct leadership of the Vice President for Student Affairs, developed and led professional development programming and projects in support of entire division. Served as the interim director for the Honor Code Office. Managed, reviewed and wrote Student Affairs policies and procedures. Served as a member of the MSU Crisis Action Team and designed and implemented training plans and scenarios. Provided analysis and input to MSU's Emergency Action Plans and Policies. Chaired numerous committees including the New Maroon Camp Exploratory Committee. Advised and directed the New Maroon Camp program from its inception and implemented and successfully achieved student success program goals that are contributing to increased retention, persistence, and graduation rates.
Founded, Directed, led and managed the staff and students of MSU's Center for America's Veterans. Developed and implemented programs in support of U.S. Military Veteran student outreach, education, and development. Played a key role in the early success of the center's programs, services, activities, and events. Managed budgets and created resourcing opportunities for the center. Successfully grew the program and significantly contributed to MSU's National Military-Friendly recognition. Played a key role in the creation of MSU's Veteran Certification Program. Established key relationships with donors leading to millions of dollars of donations in support of scholarships, programs, and infrastructure.
Under the direct supervision of the Army ROTC Professor of Military Science, trained, mentored, instructed, and recruited Army ROTC cadets towards commissioning as officers into the U.S. Army. Planned and developed programs and events in support of the University based training and education. Also served as the enrollment officer working towards recruiting, enrolling, and retaining cadets into the program. Managed budgets and marketing campaigns in support of the program.
Established and directed the MSU G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Center for America's Veterans
Led the Student Affairs Strategic Planning Committee
Developed and implemented the University's successful First-Year New Maroon Camp
Wrote and implemented the DIvision's Program Review Policy and Plan
Designed and led an 8 month professional development program related to Social Justice and Inclusion
Served and led numerous committees and task forces
Advised the Vice President for Student Affairs on numerous policies and programs
Commanded U.S. military organizations at all levels up to Brigade
Qualified Helicopter Instructor Pilot and Maintenance Test Pilot
Member, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
Member, American College Personnel Association
Member, Omicron Delta Kappa
Inductee, Pi Alpha Alpha, Public Administration
Member, United States Army Aviation Association
Member and Chair, Student Affairs Planning and Assessment Workgroup
Member and Chair, Student Affairs Professional Development Team
Member, MSU New Employee On-boarding Task Force
Former Member, MSU Student Success Committee
Adjunct Instructor for Higher Education Courses in Assessment and Veteran Benefits and Certification
FAA Commercial Rotary Wing Instrument Rating
UH-60, LUH72 Qualified, Instructor Pilot and Maintenance Test Pilot
Various Military Professional Education certificates and achievements
Trained Contracting Officer
U.S. Military Top-Secret Clearance
Safe Zone Training Certified
Foundational Level Certificate, Social Justice and Inclusion
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