Results-oriented Administrator who works well under pressure both individually and as part of a team. Exceptional leadership in financial and project management, budgeting and financial presentation, interpersonal and communication skills. Works with a high level of multicultural awareness and adaptability. Expertise in adult and higher education management, including accountability for budget development, human resources management, accreditation, staff professional development, teaching and learning theory and practice, student services, management information services. Creative professional with extensive project experience from concept to development. Talents include [areas of expertise].high level of personal and professional ethics.
President's appointee for fiscal internal control compliance; direct institutional budget development; assist with financial management; lead administrator for audit prep and follow-up; policy and process development for effective fiscal practices
Oversee University Foundation. Direct fundraising efforts and public relations efforts, including developing targeted campaigns for current donors: write and edit newsletters, pamphlets, brochures, funding letters; plan events; alumni outreach; donor cultivation; arrange ads in local, regional, and national publications; work with university staff on design for print and digital branding Wrote and successfully secured over $100 million in grants for Sinte Gleska University and various non-profit and tribal groups over a 42-year period. Includes managing the evaluation and reporting requirements, assisting Program Directors/Principal Investigators in achieving stated goals and objectives Assist with construction oversight, fiscal management, closeout of major construction projects
As principal, supervised 350 students in grades 7-12, including the Rosebud Alternative School. Supervised 80 teachers and staff As Superintendent, responsible for 650 students K-12 and 140 employees--teaching/academic supports staff, finance office, transportation, building & maintenance, food services Revised curriculum to strengthen academic standards. Initiated standards to increase achievement levels, attendance, and persistence. Improved school climate
Establish Grant Office; work with administrators on fundraising processes Primary proposal author Work with faculty & staff on program and proposal development and implementation Responsible for all grant reporting Ensure evaluation compliance and fiscal accountability
Taught Foundation and Core Courses (Basic Composition, English I, English II, College Reading), Professional Writing, Reading & Writing Strategies Across the Curriculum, Grants & Contracts Development & Management; Research Writing (graduate level), Created courses in writing specialties for Education and Business degree programs
Worked as a team member to develop, organize, and operate three non-profit businesses on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation; Research, write and publish quarterly newsletter on social justice issues pertaining to American Indians, particularly South Dakota Tribes; Host monthly forum on economic and social issues; work collaboratively with local agencies for solution-based approaches to complex problems
Ed.D.: Adult & Higher Education Administration, 2013 The University of South Dakota - Vermillion, SD
Master of Education: Educational Administration, 1995 South Dakota State University - Brookings, SD
Bachelor of Arts: Journalism, 1970 Marquette University - Milwaukee, WI
Member, South Dakota REACH Committee: The South Dakota Research Excellence: A Critical Hallmark (REACH) Committee, formed to serve as a liaison organization between South Dakota institutions of higher education, the National Science Foundation and other federal organizations, private science and/or engineering research organizations, state government and industrial and commercial interests.
Contracts & Grants development & management; Fundraising, Public Relations, Audit, Branding, Budget development & management, Policy development, Construction Oversight, Financial Management, Student retention strategies, Proposal Development, Policy Development, Project Management, Information Technology/ Management Information Systems Oversight, Adult Learning, teaching, Community Engagement, Data Management, Human Resources Management, Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, Policy Development, Project Management
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