RESUME/CV HIGHLIGHTS

 
Professional
Hallmarks
  • Building exceptional teams at every level of the campus and empowering said teams to move the institution forward in fulfillment of organizational mission and vision

  • Aligning decisions with an emphasis on data and institutional mission to inform strategic planning, resource allocation, performance appraisal, and reward/recognition systems - people driven/data informed leader

  • Leading campus wide strategic initiatives promoting student retention, success, equity inclusion and completion in the absence of clear answers or solutions

  • Crafting solutions which require cross-boundary, campus-wide collaboration; bringing seemingly disparate perspectives together for the good of the collective whole

  • Facilitating community engagement and collaboration via cross-sector partnerships with K-12, post-secondary, civic and workforce partners

  • Reducing costs while increasing quality and responsiveness

  • Anticipating future challenges in a manner that coalesces broad understanding and supports future action

  • Tapping creative resources so that alternative approaches and thinking can help solve complex issues

  • Spearheading institutional change efforts based upon informed decision making with internal and external constituents

  • Top 5 Cliffs StrengthsFinder 2.0 Strengths: Achiever, Learner, Input, Strategic, Intellection

Post Graduate Leadership Development

American Council on Education (ACE) Fellowship, 2015-2016

The University of Houston System with Dr. Renu Khator, Chancellor/President

Future Presidents Institute, 2013, American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)

2004, Institute for Management and Leadership in Education (MLE), Harvard University, Institutes for Graduate Education

2003, American Council on Education (ACE)  National Leadership Forum, Office of Women in Higher Education

President: Tarrant County College Northeast Campus
2019 - present
Lead campus serving 14K transfer and 18K CTE students in Hurst, TX.
Vice President and Chair of the Board: Northwest Educational Council for Student Success (NECSS)

2016 - 2019

 

​Serve as chief executive officer for regional collective impact ecosystem comprised of 3 school districts (12 high schools) and 1 comprehensive community college (William Rainey Harper College) comprising 23 communities in Chicago's Northwest suburbs.

Academic Dean:  William Rainey Harper College

​2012-2016

 

Responsible for planning, organizing and administering the educational offerings of a division with $5.9M in resources, one Assistant Dean, six department chairs, one academic program coordinator and just under 150 employees total.

Executive Director: Esperanza Communications

​2008-present

Oversee multi-dimensional communications company (motivational speaking, writing, publishing and radio.)

Associate Provost: Kettering University

2002-2008

 

Supervised academic support operations including the Registrar's Office, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, the Academic Advising Office, the Office of International Studies, the Academic Resource Center, the First Year Experience Office, Thesis Services and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

Work​
experience​
Selected Accomplishments include:

 

  • Galvanized NECSS organization to create dashboard to ensure transparency and data informed decision making across four partner organizations

  • Developed and led NECSS Special Populations Taskforce to reduce achievement gaps for five special populations aligned with Perkins and ESSA

  • Conceptualized and led Northeast Center (satellite campus) rebranding effort to provide wrap-around services for career-limited immigrant adult students in an economically challenged neighborhood, combining workforce development, academic credentialing, and community/nonprofit partnerships. Led team in $1M renovation effort to support vision.

  • Co-chaired Harper College presidential task force for employee Diversity and Inclusion and developed institutional diversity agenda that led to implementation of multiple initiatives including bias incident reporting, 360 evaluations, the development of multiple diverse employee resources groups and the hiring of a Special Assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion. The resulting work led to Harper becoming a 2017 finalist for the ACCT Regional Equity Award, the 2017 winner of the ICCTA Equity and Diversity Award and winner of a 2017 HEED (Higher Education Excellence in Diversity) Award.

  • Served as Harper College representative in the development of an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with Elgin Community College, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunitythe Village of Hanover Park and Illinois Worknet which led to the creation of the award winning Education and Work Center. Won Illinois Workforce Partnership Award for Innovative Solutions - 2015 and Reflective Excellence Award, Reflejos, 2014.

  • Served as Interim Dean of Students for two universities.

Education
University of Houston. Ed.D. - 1999
Educational Leadership and Cultural Studies

Emphasis: Higher Education Administration

 

Eastern Michigan University. M.S. - 1993

Clinical Psychology

The University of Michigan. A.B. - 1990

Psychology

Phone

847-250-7783

Social Media

Link with Dr. Kenya

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