Curriculum Vitae

Results-oriented professional that utilizes creativity, leadership, and teamwork to design and execute development projects and events.  Dynamic speaker, trainer, and presenter skilled in sustaining clarity and innovation to deliver effective presentations to diverse audiences at all levels. Strategic in introducing, developing, and implementing solutions to complex challenges. Experienced in recruitment, retention, higher education, needs assessment, strategic planning, establishing priorities, motivating teams to reach for their best, and following through to ensure success.

EDUCATION

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi                        Corpus Christi, Texas

Masters in Instructional Design & Educational Technology              May 2020

University of Phoenix                                                               Phoenix, Arizona

Masters of Management                                                                      October 2015

University of Phoenix                                                                 Phoenix, Arizona

Bachelor of Science in Psychology                                                            April 2012

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Employee Relations: Human Resources, Policy/Procedure Development, Problem Resolution
  • Project Management: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring, Closing
  • Business Analytics: Risk Management, Object-Oriented Analysis, Research Methods
  • Public and Business Relations: Outreach, Marketing, Team Building, Training/Development
  • Computer Software: Adobe Photoshop, Accutrack, MovieMaker
  • Web/Social Media: Career Cruising, Careerealism, LinkedIn, MailChimp, Cascade, Wufoo, WordPress, About.me, Pinterest, Google Calendar, Google Sites, Picasa Photo Album

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Project Management

  • Corpus Christi Black Chamber of Commerce: Sisters on a Saturday, April 2014
    • Girl Code Breakout Session: Living a Healthy Lifestyle
  • Encouragement Block
    • Girl Code Two Day Spring Break Conference March 2014
    • Girl Code Golf Day with PowerUp
  • Tunnel to Freedom: Celebrating African American History Month February 2014
  • Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education
    • Town Hall: Retention of African American Faculty and Students in Higher Education
  • Hispanics in STEM Careers Expo Fall 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Discover Your Island: STEM Family Conference Summer 2013
  • Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation
    • Girls Stepping Out in the Right Direction
    • Boys Manning Up
    • Solomon Coles Black History Month Event
  • Chair for District 55 Toastmaster’s Leadership Institutes
  • Co-Chair for Division 55 Toastmaster’s International Spring 2012 Conference

Training & Development

  • NACADA Conference October 2018
  • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) P16 Conference June 2018
  • TASS Conference April 2018
  • College & Reading Learning Association (CRLA)
    • Annual Conference November 2017
    • Mentor Summer Institute August 2017
  • JNGI Gateway Course Conference April 2016
  • November Learning- Building Learning Communities Conference 2015
  • National Career Development Alliance (NCDA) 2013, 2014
  • Association of American Colleges & Universities (AACU)
    • Transforming STEM Higher Education November 2013
  • Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
    • Summer Leadership Seminar 2013
  • Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institute Educators Conference (AHSIE) 2013, 2016, 2017
  • Higher Ed Hero: Retention of Women in STEM Webinar
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) 2012
  • Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education Conference (TABPHE) 2011-2012, 2010-2011
  • Star 12 National Seminars
    • Management for First Time Supervisor
    • Developing Your Emotional Intelligence
    • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
    • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
    • 7 Habits Maximizer
    • FISH
    • Islander Inclusive Network Safezone Training
  • TEDxCorpusChristi
    • Speaking Coach Coordinator

Committees, Working Groups or Task Force

  • National Organization of Student Success (dba NADE) Cultural Diversity Committee
  • Co-Chair for Black History Month Committee
  • STEP UP! Bystander Intervention Facilitator
  • HB 2223 Task Force
  • Texas Success Initiative Task Force
  • Strategic Planning Committee 2012-2013
  • Momentum 20/20 Strategic Planning, Community Alliance Committee 2013-2014
  • Staff Council Representative
    • Co-Chair for Benefits & Employee Development
    • Secretary

Presentations

  • Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institute Educators Conference March 2016, Channel Islands, CA.  Developing a Peer Mentor Program that Cultivates Academic Success and Retention for At-Risk STEM Students.
  • It’s a Girl Thing Conference March 2017
  • SOAR STEM Program Workshops
    • Strength Finder 2.0, Preparing for Summer Research & Internships, Time Management, Resume Writing & Interview Skills, Developing an Online Portfolio
    • Google Yourself: Manage Your Online Reputation, The Importance of Networking, Personality & Your Career, LinkedIn, Finding Career Direction, Millennials in the Workplace, Leadership Styles
  • Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
    • Employee Development Day 2014: LinkedIn Workshop
  • Alice Independent School District
    • Parent Conference 2013: Factors that Influence Youth
  • Cliff Maus Village
    • Overcoming Obstacles in STEM
  • YWCA of the Coastal Bend
    • Women in STEM Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014, Summer 2015
  • Toastmaster’s Leadership Institute
    • Attracting New Members
    • Mentoring Programs
  • Girls Stepping Out in the Right Direction
    • Leadership & Character
  • Driscoll Middle School
    • Black History Month Program February 2013: African American Women in STEM

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi                           Corpus Christi, Texas

Project GRAD, Assistant Director                                    December 2015 – Present

  • Responsible for coordinating the goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for Project GRAD. Participates in planning, directing, and coordinating operational or procedural matters.
  • Manages the developmental summer bridge program.
  • Tracks and analyzes student data to determine the number of students enrolling in non-remedial coursework, persistence, and retention of cohort students, as well as graduation rates. Develops pre and post surveys to gather qualitative and quantitative data on student progress. Completes focus groups with students, in and out of cohort, to determine the measure of success.
  • Manage marketing strategies, including designed and oversaw development of department website, and print from concept to completion, researched and created social media strategies
  • Selection, training, and supervision of University employees; approve payroll

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi                           Corpus Christi, Texas

STEM (SOAR) Program Coordinator II                        May 2012 – December 2015

  • Developed, initiated, maintained, and revised policies and procedures in adherence to Title-V Federal regulations for a career program; including providing individual and group career counseling sessions
  • Promote career development and engage students in participating in online job listing services, career fairs, summer research opportunities and internships, and other career events
  • Utilized creative and methodical research techniques to coordinate and deliver career events on-campus and off-campus
  • Managed marketing strategies, including designed and oversaw development of department website, and print from concept to completion, researched and created social media strategies
  • Selection, training, and supervision of University employees; approve payroll

Corpus Christi Metro Ministries                                      Corpus Christi, Texas

Volunteer Coordinator/Ambassador                                         June 2013- July 2014

  • Developed a database to track prospective volunteers for Rainbow House, Rustic House, Family Dining, and the clinic
  • Collected and analyzed volunteer data into a monthly report regarding volunteer development and issues
  • Shared the mission and vision of Corpus Christi Metro Ministries with the community and recruit more volunteers, coordinate tours for community members
  • Identified needs of residents of Corpus Christi Metro Ministries and compiled a list of project ideas for future events
  • Created and maintained online newsletter geared toward volunteer recruitment and recognition

 Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi                          Corpus Christi, Texas

Recreational Sports Administrative Assistant                 August 2009 – May 2012

  • Designed and delivered new employee orientation as needed to ensure employee are knowledgeable of current practices and University regulations
  • Maintained manual and electronic documents, files and records
  • Oversaw selection, training, and supervision of student employees
  • Maintained employee relations information, including confidential files and records of employee evaluation and disciplinary actions

 Corpus Christi Caller-Times                                             Corpus Christi, Texas

 Financial Analyst                                                 September 2006 –November 2008

  • Examined journal vouchers, general ledger reconciliations, inter-company accounts, and aging
  • Enforced compliance with journal entries, performed auditing functions on all newspaper ads
  • Generated monthly close of financial statements, prepared management reports
  • Negotiated and secured appropriate payment arrangements

AWARDS & AFFILIATIONS

  • Top Development Project for Instructional Hypermedia Course (IDET 5303) at TAMU-CC
  • Student Engagement & Success Excellence in Access and Inclusion Award Recipient April 2019
  • National Organization of Student Success (NOSS) Member 2019
  • Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Dorothy Yeater Staff Scholarship Recipient Fall 2018
  • Programs for Academic Student Support Employee of the Quarter Fall 2018
  • Islander Cultural Alliance Martin Luther King Jr. Award Recipient February 2018
  • Programs for Academic Student Support Employee of the Year Nominee 2017
  • Corpus Christi Juneteenth Coalition- Community Educator Award 2015
  • 2013-2014 Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Employee Excellence Award Nominee for Engagement
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