I’ve worked 25+ years in organizational development, human resources development, and higher education administration (and as a visiting faculty member for colleges and universities) internationally. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Psychology, a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership, and a doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration. Along the way, I’ve developed the following core competencies:
Student development, persistence, and retention. Led transformation of uninvolved international residence hall into a thriving and engaged community over three years. Led two residence halls (in two years) from last-applied-last-assigned halls to engaged communities with waiting lists for residents. Led a pilot project that retained over 78% of GED holders transitioning into college. Published theory-based retention model–student development theory guides professional practice.
Assessment, Evaluation, Institutional Effectiveness, and Regional Accreditation. Led divisional assessment based on Council for Advancement of Standards (CAS) guidelines at two universities and one college. Student Affairs Assessment Certification attained through Student Affairs Assessment Leaders. Implemented Institutional Effectiveness (IE) structure at a comprehensive community college. Served on re-affirmation accreditation teams for Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), North West Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC); served on Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) steering committee. Navigated comprehensive community college off NWCCU’s warning status as interim CEO/president.
Higher education law and reporting requirements. 11 years experience in student affairs/services administration. Filed the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) survey and supervised those responsible. Supervised and served as primary designated school official (PDSO) and DSO. Served as and supervised Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) keyholder. IPEDS Keyholder Certification attained through the Association of Institutional Research. Completed the Common Data Set (CDS) and supervised those responsible. Familiar with regulations and reporting/training requirements for FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (sex discrimination), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. Completed annual performance reports (APR) and managed personnel in TRIO and Upward Bound programs. Managed National Student Clearinghouse student tracker.
Computer and Internet Technology. Expert in Linux and Microsoft operating systems and office applications. Managed network and IS functions at Oxford Wire. Managed IT and Web services for Office of Student Affairs at WSU. Served as user consultant for numerous database applications. Managed FTE 10th day reporting to Olympia, WA at WSU for all campuses, statewide. Familiar with SAS, SPSS, Minitab, and R-. Managed development of an Oracle® database that integrates with Banner®. Familiar with Banner®, Empower-SIS®, C-BORD®, Blackboard®, Canvas®, Moodle, and various other higher education products.
East Asian culture, Transnational Education (TNE) and International Student development. Eleven years global (Japan & China) experience. Conversant in Mandarin and Japanese. Dissertation in Sino-U.S. transnational education; lived in China six years. Taught English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Two years research experience on Thai educational reform. Managed international residence hall and international family housing complex at two universities.Served as DSO and PDSO for SEVIS.
Career and Technical Education (CTE). 11 years experience in global advanced manufacturing. Secured and managed Perkins IV funds. Held state-level work based learning position under a grant from the National Governor’s Association Policy Academy. Implemented industry-recognized credentials into CTE curriculum at a comprehensive community college. Facilitated developing a curriculum (DACUM) sessions.