Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Experienced professional with over 39 years of experience in higher education. Extensive knowledge in administrative leadership, marketing, community relations, institutional advancement, student affairs and instruction. Excellent reputation for resolving problems, developing and sustaining collaborative efforts with internal and external stakeholders, and driving overall operational improvements. Consistently demonstrated commitment to continuous quality improvements.

  • Deep knowledge of marketing, leadership and management
  • Extensive community relations knowledge
  • Understanding of business functions
  • Knowledge of business operations
  • Curriculum and course development proficiency
  • Course delivery software knowledge
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Skilled in Blackboard, Moodle and Zoom technology
Work History
Vice President for Student Affairs, 06/2016 - Current
Kankakee Community College Kankakee, IL,
  • Lead the Student Affairs division that represented nearly 50 staff within the areas of admissions, financial aid, registration and student records, student advising, off-site services, student activities, athletics, career services, records and registration, enrollment systems, community outreach, disability services, student development education and room scheduling.
  • Oversaw a $3.2 million divisional budget. developed and implemented yearly divisional strategic action and assessment plans.
  • Administrative oversight for the Carl Perkins Grant. Managed a three year grant of over $290,000 focusing on recruitment and retention activities for underrepresented student populations.
  • Administered the integration of student support services within a learning college environment fostering student growth and development.
  • Served as a member of the College Compass Council and the President's Cabinet.
  • Adhered to established policies, procedures and compliance for satisfactory audit rating.
Director of Graduate Studies in Business, 06/2010 - Current
Bluffton University City, STATE,
  • Direct program efforts for students pursuing an MBA or MAOM degree.
  • Oversight for daily operations.
  • Develop a yearly academic schedule, coordinate curriculum development and course changes, coordinate and conduct department meetings and meet with prospective students.
  • Identify and resolve process issues to encourage smoother procedures, more efficient workflow.
  • Hire adjunct instructors.
  • Interview and review credentials of graduate assistant applicants.
  • Serve on the Graduate Academic Program Council, the Collaborative MBA Oversight Board and the Collaborative MBA Directors Council.
  • Serve as Chair of the Campus Conduct Board and a standing member of the Title IX Review Hearing Panel.
Associate Vice President, Findlay-area Campus, 06/2010 - 05/2016
Owens Community College City, STATE,
  • Promoted the College in the surrounding communities and kept the President and VP's appraised of upcoming interests in the Findlay/Hancock County area.
  • Developed and maintained effective internal and external relationships and alliances with the greater educational community, local affiliates, business leaders and appointed/elected officials throughout Hancock and surrounding counties.
  • Monitored processes to boost long-term student satisfaction levels within a multi-campus location.
  • Acted as a liaison to local universities.
  • Developed and nurtured positive relationships with K-12 schools, community colleges and other educational institutions.
  • Participated in county and local meetings as needed.
  • Assisted the President with local fund raising efforts.
  • Worked with marketing staff to expand the customer base into outlying areas and increase market penetration.
  • Developed, monitored and administered the overall Findlay campus administrative budget, assisted in the development of other areas.
  • Supervised activities and performed functions necessary for establishing and maintaining a climate that encouraged the development and retention of competent personnel, a high level or morale and achievement of the College's goals as identify through a strategic plan.
  • Maintained an attractive and safe campus environment.
  • Provided support and collaborated with academic and student affairs personnel to meet strategic goals and objectives.
  • Worked with Chairs, deans and VP of Instruction to ensure academic policies were implement and maintained.
  • Supported the board of trustees by providing information, reports, recommendations, proposals, strategies and administrative services.
  • Served as a member of the President's Cabinet.
  • Served on the Academic Planning Council, the Information Technology Advisory Council and the Strategic Enrollment Management Council.
Ph.D.: Educational Leadership, Expected in 06/1995
Ohio University - Athens, OH,
  • Dissertation: "The Impression Management Behaviors Engaged Within the Social Role of Three Community College Presidents: A Descriptive Study"
MBA: Executive Management, Expected in 12/1985
Ashland University - Ashland, OH,
Bachelor of Science: Business Administration: Marketing And Management, Expected in 05/1981
Ohio Northern University - Ada, OH,
  • Board Member, Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs, 2016 to Current
  • Findlay - Hancock County Alliance economic Development Council, 2011 to 2016
  • Findlay - Hancock County Alliance Economic Development Board, 2011 to 2016
  • Workforce Education Coalition, 2012 to 2016

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