START Coordinator, College of Technology at Idaho State University
Develop, implement and oversee Successful Transitions and Retention Track (START) pilot program designed to transition GED students and graduates into post-secondary education. Funded through J.K. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation Continuous Education grant.To date, our OVERALL persistence rate of GED students transitioning into college at Idaho State University is 68.6%.
â¢ Persistence rate from 1st semester to 2nd semester: 82.5%
â¢ Persistence rate from 2nd semester to 3rd semester: 86.7%
â¢ Persistence rate from 3rd semester to 4th semester: 61.9%
****only 11.8Â percent of 2003 GED passers who enrolled graduated from a postsecondary program by September 2009 (Patterson, Zhang, Song, Guison-Dowdy, 2010).***
Academic Dean at ITT Technical Institute
July 2010 - October 2010
took the job immediately after returning from China because of the population I'd be serving, and it had a good title, âAcademic Dean.â I quickly realized that the things that were important to them were not aligned with my values and goals. I resigned after 25 days, but they persuaded me to stay about two more months.
PhD Researcher & Candidate / OD Consultant / Assistant Professor / Trainer at Chinese Organizations
December 2004 - 2010
While completing dissertation in Sino-U.S. Transnational Education (TNE), served full- and part-time roles:
Kunming Firmenich Aromatics | Management Consultant (2004-2010) â Led twice-weekly meetings to help the leadership team build capacity in strategic management, leadership, and international business communications. Advised HR Mgr in formulation and implementation of competitive and equitable compensation plans.
Firmenich is the world's largest privately-owned company in perfume and flavor.
Keuka China Programs, International | Assistant Professor of International Business (2007-2010) â Taught Strategic Management, OD, Leadership, HRM, and 1st-yr Seminar to international joint-degree-seeking university students in three major Chinese cities. Implemented Kouzes and Posnerâs Leadership Challenge activities into the curriculum. Achieved average student rating of 4.58/5.00. Won Excellent Professor award.
Keuka College's joint-degree programs encompass the largest Sino-U.S. transnational program; ~5,000 students.
Kunming University of Science & Technology | Assistant Professor of English (2006-2007) Taught English Debate, Research Writing, and Survey of Western Culture to Chinese university students. Two students ranked in the top five (out of 6,000 contestants) at the CCTV national English speaking competition in Beijing.
KUST was one of 43 Provincial Chinese universities to receive an âExcellent, A Ratingâ in 2006 by the Ministry of Education.
Kunming Haina Panlong Training School | Vice Principal / OD Consultant (2004-2006) Opened an English language school; built-out the rented space, hired and trained the teachers, and marketed the program to adults. In one year, achieved #3 ranking (out of 200 schools) in Kunming.
KHPTS was a locally-owned language school; most are franchisees of one of the Big Five language schools.
Student Affairs Coordinator at New England School of Acupuncture
February 2004 - November 2004
*Created, implemented and coordinated student mentor program *Designed, built, and maintained Student Affairs Website *Facilitated and advised student council *Led implementation of student newsletter *Created and trained community standards board.
Assistant Registrar (Interim)/ Assistant Dean of Students (Interim) / RHD at Washington State University
July 1998 - August 2003
1998 â 2003 | Washington State University | Pullman, Washington
Washington State University is a âResearch Iâ university that provides âWorld Class, Face-to-Faceâ learning and research opportunities to 25,000 students across four campuses.
Assistant Registrar (interim) | 2002 â 2003
Reduced FTE (full time enrollment) State budget reporting from 44 days to eight days over a one-year period.
Reallocated one FTE (full time equivalent, 34K) due to Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) training re-design.
Supervised three classified staff members and two graduate assistants
Assistant Dean of Students (interim) | 2000 â 2002
Eliminated a six-month backlog of student conduct casework in one semester (at zero additional cost).
Recovered over $1M in lost alumni donations in one semester; nearly $2M in three semesters.
Supervised one classified staff member, eight graduate assistants and three undergraduate work-study students.
Chaired divisional Diversity Committee; co-Chaired divisional Program Assessment & Evaluation Committee.
Trained divisional search committees on EEO/AA policy and procedures for WSU's Center for Human Rights.
Managed Office of Student Affairs IT/IS/Web functions.
Resident Hall Director | 1998 â 2000
Transformed (in one year) a last-apply-last-assigned residence hall known as âthe Ghettoâ into an active community that was voted âResidence Hall of the Year â Most Improved,â by the WSU Residence Hall Association.
Led and managed (in one year) an athletic dormitoryâs metamorphosis into a residence hall with an active hall council and student government.
Supervised 12 undergraduate staff members.
Managed campus âPerham Hotel,â including a separate staff of three work-study students, a separate budget of $28K; managed conferences & events registration and room assignments.
HR Manager / Assistant Manager for General affairs at Oxford Wire & Cable Services, Inc.
May 1993 - July 1998
OWCS, a joint-venture between Hayakawa Densen Kogyo and Hitachi Cable, Ltd, provides wire harnesses, cable assemblies, and electrical components to customers around the globe.
Human Resources Manager / Assistant Manager for General Affairs
Reduced unemployment tax rate from 14% to 0.7%.
Slashed annual employee turnover from 30% to 12%.
Increased productivity from 64% to 89%.
Initiated successful ISO 9001:1994 registration/certification.
Supervised 27 direct reports with responsibility for 240 employees.
Budgeted 1.6M in a manufacturing facility with sales of 2.5M per month.
Resident Hall Director at University of Mississippi
May 1990 - May 1993
Ole Miss is a doctoral degree-granting institution with 15 divisions and 18,000 students. The main campus is in Oxford; the medical campus in Jackson, and regional campuses in Tupelo, Southaven, Grenada, and Booneville.
Developed an uninvolved international residence hall into an engaging community with an active hall government.
Supervised 11 graduate assistants and six undergraduate assistants.
Managed âInternational Hotel,â open 365 days, 24hours; conferences & events registration and room assignments.
Organized menâs football (soccer) and womenâs volleyball teams that became the first non-Greek teams in the history of the University of Mississippi to win intramural sports championships.
Bulldozer Operator & Mechanic / Welder at Davis Brothers Land Clearing
April 1982 - October 1986
Piled brush into windrows.
Maintained all organizational equipment during downtime (Nov-April)
Welder / Machinist / Office Manager at Nix Welding & Track Services
September 1976 - March 1982
Fabricated and Welded according to customer specification and design
Rebuilt crawler-tractor idlers, sprockets, rollers using specialized electrodes
Hard-facing of V-blades and other types of cutting blades
Regrousered crawler tractors' pads
Turned pins and bushings on crawler-tractor rails (chains) using 350MTon mobile press
Operated drill presses, lathes, and other machines
Managed billing/receiving, state and federal reporting, payroll
Negotiated purchases from vendors