Accomplished higher education professional with demonstrated ability to deliver mission-critical results in the areas of campus operations (admissions, financial aid, facilities), faculty relations, and student outcomes.
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Oversee all aspects of operations and academics for sixteen campuses in Tennessee, Indiana, and Virginia offering degrees through Master's level. Ensure compliance of all state, federal, and programmatic and institutional accreditation standards and regulations. Chair Institutional Academic Committee guiding curriculum, instruction, syllabi, and textbook selection for 31 campuses offering degrees through Master's level. Negotiate institutional vendor contracts for textbooks, employment services, and equipment. Serve as liaison for international students as SEVIS PDSO. Serve as legislative liaison to Tennessee legislature for issues affecting the proprietary sector including testimony before the Tennessee House and Senate Education Committees.
Conduct program evaluation for purposes of initial or continuing accreditation in the area of early childhood education and elementary education.
Managed all aspects of publication (business and literary) for monthly regional arts and leisure publication, which included story assignment, oversight of advertising sales and billing, layout and design, and distribution. Sole responsibility for editing, authorship of monthly Editor's Note, and service as columnist. Responsible for elevating magazine in the areas of financial stability and name recognition.
Managed all business and editorial aspects of publication and distribution for semi-annual tourism tabloid.
Directed all aspects of operation for large campus (1800 students) including management of admissions and student re-entry, financial aid, student services, career services, registrar's office, bursar's office, and campus bookstore for campus with programs from diploma through Bachelor's level. Hired all faculty and staff. Ensured compliance with all state, federal, and accreditation standards and regulations. Served as Chair of the Campus Effectiveness Committee with primary responsibility for the creation of the Campus Effectiveness Plan. Responsible for auditing, compliance, and submission of Sarbanes-Oxley reports. Served an Interim Academic Dean and chaired search committee for that position.
Directed all aspects of campus operations (300 students). Ensured compliance of all state, federal, and accreditation standards and regulations.Oversaw construction of and transition to a new green space facility.
Managed all aspects of publication (business and literary) for monthly regional arts and leisure publication, which included: story assignment, oversight of advertising sales and billing, layout and design, and distribution. Sole responsibility for editing, authorship of monthly Editor's Note, and service as columnist. Responsible for elevating magazine in the areas of financial stability, name recognition, and critical acclaim from the Virginia Press Association and Virginia Press Women.
Taught Research Methodology to gifted high school juniors. Mentored gifted high school seniors to develop individual senior research projects and presentations. Served as Faculty Advisor/Coach for Economics Challenge (placed 2nd in State).
Taught Principles of Economics to gifted high school juniors. Taught International Studies/Economics to gifted high school seniors. Served as Faculty Advisor/Coach for Economics Challenge Served as Senior Class Advisor.
Taught undergraduate Economics for Educators course in the College of Business and Economics geared toward third and fourth year education majors.
Established the first public preschool program for Danville Public Schools which was successfully scaled to serve hundreds of students at two preschool dedicated facilities. Trained in High Scope curriculum development and delivery. Taught first, second, third, and fourth grades. Moved to third grade when SOL testing was implemented and boasted the highest SOL scores from my school in all areas during each testing period. Served as PTA President for five years. Implemented student birthday recognition, perfect attendance programs, and established a student yearbook. Spearheaded a number of fundraising projects to build a new playground for the school and fund one major field trip for each class.
Taught computer programming, business, economics, math and English to undergraduates.
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