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Dr. Dennis Fresé

Strong Academic and Instructional Leader

Brentwood, CA

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Results-driven and strong dynamic visionary leader providing more than 20 years of administrative and academic leadership in institutions of higher learning both in the public and private sectors, successful administrator, dean, director, member of President/Superintendent’s executive committees, and professor in, educational & organizational leadership, organizational behavior, business planning, global diversity; calibrated Teacher Performance Assessor; proven instructional leader in public and private education. Proven track record of achievement designing and implementing effective communication strategies to support the goals and mission of the institution. Established network connections with Executive & Instructional Leaders in San Francisco Bay Area. Exhibit strong analytical, research, creative problem solving, decision-making, and visionary academic leadership abilities in higher education; unique combination of education and business savvy; and exceptional team-building and interpersonal relationship skills.  
 
Areas of Excellence: 
 
Strong, Dynamic, Collaborative, Supportive Administrative Leadership • Strategic Management in improving Profitability and Enrollment • Innovation & Creativity • Organizational Leadership • Organizational Development • Process Improvement • Change Management • Performance Management • Strategic Planning • Fiscal Management • Career Education • Program Management • Recruitment • Policy/Procedure Compliance & Accreditation • Project Management • Graduate Instruction in Educational Leadership • Instructional Design & Action Research • Academic Supervision & Evaluation • Graduate Student Advising • Effective Facilitator • Team Focused • Active Listener • Public & Corporate Higher Education • Athletic Administration • Teacher Training & Development •Curriculum Design • Computer Technology • Oral & Written Communication • Creative Sense of Humor

Work Experience

Visiting Professor

John F. Kennedy University
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Pleasant Hill, CA
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January 2012 to Present

I teach graduate and undergraduate classes in the College of Liberal Studies in Organizational Leadership; Ethics; Critical Thinking and Communication. Trained as a online and blended learning instructor utilizing ECollege format.

Visiting Professor

DeVry University
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Fremont, CA
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July 2011 to Present

Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of Organizational leadership; Organization change; Management; Critical thinking; Communication; Research; Career preparation.

Dean of Graduate Studies & Advisement, Keller Graduate School of Management

DeVry University
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Fremont, CA
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August 2009 to August 2011

DeVry Univesity, Dean of Graduate Studies and Advisement 8/09-to 8/11 
Keller Graduate School of Management, Bay Area Metro  
Responsibilities: 
Demonstrate strong, dynamic academic and administrative leadership 
Encourage teaching and learning excellence for students and faculty 
Support invovation, creativity and embrace growth and change for all graduate programs 
Ensure student learning outcomes are present, assessed and used for improvement of student learning 
Work with students, faculty and staff in a manner that makes them feel valued and respected 
Solicit feedback from graduate students and faculty for continuous improvement 
Provide students with the guidance and support that enables the student to successfully graduate in a timely manner 
Ensure the students’ academic needs are matched to the appropriate graduate programs  
Ensure curriculum is lead by practitioner faculty that deliver academic quality in the classroom 
Develop and coordinate a centralized graduate course schedule for all metro locations 
Provide communications to students, staff, faculty and administration about the Keller Graduate programs 
Monitor compliance to graduate processes, accreditation, policies and procedures 
Support student enrollment and persistence goals 
Review academic policies, render decisions for student appeals and program changes 
Recruit, screen and hire highly qualified professors for specific subject areas 
Maintain adequate academic support services for students and faculty regarding appeals, and academic integrity reviews; tutorials, and remedial and course improvement assistance 
Schedule periodic faculty observations to maintain academic quality assurance in the classroom 
Interface with all departments and locations to ensure delivery of accurate and current Keller programs 
Ensure costs of the Keller programs remain within budget 
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District Administrator/Director of Adult & Community Communication

Fremont Union High School District
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Sunnyvale, CA
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December 2003 to June 2009

Fremont Union High School District 12/03-9/08 
Director of Adult and Community Education (Administrator) 
• Served five fully accredited high schools, and over 30,000 culturally and ethnically diverse life-long learners 
• Supported the mission and vision of the Fremont Unified School District 
• Responsible for the educational programs that ensured successful life-long learning for students in pursuit of job related courses; training courses or enrichment courses in Adult Basic Education (Literacy), Adult Secondary Education (GED, H.S. Diploma), Citizenship, ESL, Older Adults Program (Seniors), Parent Education and Career Technical Education 
• Responsible for profit and losses; oversee operations; support managing directors; monitor monthly/annual forecasting of staffing, enrollments, and operational costs and controlling and managing a $5,000.000 budget 
• Created timely and accurate monthly and annual reports 
• Attended all Board of Education meetings for the Fremont Union High School District; reported outcome of decisions related to adult education to staff, administration, board members, parents, students and community members 
• Strong understanding of human resources requiring the selection and placement of classified and certificated employees 
• Member of the Fremont Union High School District CSEA Negotiation Committee, requiring understanding of labor relations, contract law and employee performance evaluations 
• Member of the District Administrative Negotiation Team, to ratify collective bargaining agreement between the district and the AFT Adult Education Teachers Union. 
• Member of the Superintendent’s Administrative Cabinet, involved with committees to govern administrative decisions made at each of the five high schools and adult education program 
• Responsible for professional development of faculty and staff and curriculum development of adult education programs 
• Managing and controlling all categorical funds for a five million dollar budget

College Campus Chair/Professor

University of Phoenix
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San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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September 1989 to June 1995

University of Phoenix, College of Education, Northern California 3/01-11/03 
Campus College Chair (Administrator) 
Administrator in charge of coordinating the accreditation process for Northern California with the North Central Association and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for approval to sponsor the K-12 credentialing program at the University of Phoenix in California 
Responsible for the supervision and development of curriculum and instruction, course approvals, and the certification and training of faculty in both the Masters of Education and Teacher Education Programs  
K-12 
Chief trainer in the faculty certification process responsible for, recruiting, training and evaluating new faculty, as well as perform administrative reviews for veteran faculty. 
To recruit, train and supervise UOP student teacher supervisors 
Supervised and evaluated the Credential Analyst and the Program Managers for student teacher placement 
Administered curriculum development for the SB2042 teaching credential process for Northern California 
Responsible for securing affiliation agreements with school districts, interpreting contracts, laws, arbitration, and dealing with legal services and budget 
Calibrated by CCTC as a Teacher Performance Assessor for Tasks 1-4 for SB2042 compliance 
Served as a professor in the College of Education 
University of Phoenix, College of Arts and Social Sciences 3/00-3/01 
Campus College Chair (Administrator) 
Responsibilities for the supervision and development of curriculum and instruction, course approvals, the recruitment, training and certification of faculty in the College of Arts and Social Sciences programs 
Administrator in charge of the Introductory Course Sequence Faculty Certification process and the Critical Thinking Faculty Certification process 
Served as a professor in the College of Arts and Social Sciences 
 
University of Phoenix  
Professor 5/95-6/09 
Assigned as a full time faculty member for the university 
Taught both graduate and under graduate courses in the areas of teacher education K-12 for multiple subject, single subject and internship credentials, and masters of education 
Taught courses in critical thinking, human nutrition, humanities, organizational leadership, business & management, organizational behavior and development, and general studies.  
Faculty Service Administrator, East Bay Campuses 11/98-3/00 
Serve as the Academic administrator in charge of five East Bay campuses 
Responsible for overseeing 1500 students, and over 200 faculty. Responsible for faculty and student issues, grade grievances, conflict resolution and the training, supervision and evaluation of adjunct faculty.  
Coordinator of Faculty Development 5/95-11/98 
Recruited faculty for the Department of Academic Affairs 
Administrator in charge of recruitment, assessment, training, and reviewing of faculty in Northern California.

College Professor/Head Coach

Cal State University Hayward
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Hayward, CA
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September 1989 to June 1995

California State University Hayward 9/88-9/96 
Lecturer 
In the Department of Kinesiology, taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of sports management, pedagogy, theory of sport, elementary and secondary (K-12) teacher education, and health wellness and recreation  
In the General Studies Department, taught the Freshman Colloquium course in the area of developing learning skills and team building skills for entering students 
Served as the instructional leader and Head Coach for the Women’s Collegiate Basketball Program, responsible for supervising, evaluating, scheduling, recruiting, teaching and monitoring all aspects of the program.

Administrator/Athletic Director/Teacher/Coach

Newark Unified School District
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Newark, CA
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September 1969 to June 1989

Newark Unified School District  
Elementary School Teacher 9/88-6/89 
Physical Education Specialist all grade levels 
Newark Unified School District 
Newark Memorial High School, Vice Principal 9/87-6/88 
Duties included the responsibilities for student discipline, attendance and teacher evaluations 
Athletic Director 
Newark High School 9/73-6/77 
Newark Memorial High School 6/84-6/88 
Administrator-in-charge of developing a 1.3 million dollar sports complex at Newark Memorial High School 
Responsible for the athletic programs with 2,000 students and 32 coaches covering 17 sports.  
Enforced athletic standards, regulations, and eligibility; coordinate fundraising and booster club activities 
Athletic representative to principal’s executive staff; chaired league meetings 
Managed use of sports complex, including budget preparation and control  
Served as liaison between school and parents, media, board of education, and community outreach programs and activities 
 
High School Teacher 9/69-6/88 
Newark High School 
Newark Memorial High School 
Responsible for teaching grade levels 9-12 in the subject areas of Social Science, Health and Safety, and Physical Education. 
Director of Community Swim Program 6/70-9/86 
Administered Red Cross Certified swim program and Sponsored Swim Competitions for 17,000 K-12 children and adults in the Newark Community for over 15 years. Director of Community based program in charge of curriculum and instruction, staffing, training, evaluation, budgeting and certification of employees, students and adults.

Education

Doctorate in Organizational Leadership

University of San Francisco -
San Francisco, CA

January 1992 to January 1995

Masters in Educational Administration

United States International University -
San Diego, CA

January 1986 to January 1988

Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology/Social Science

Cal State University Hayward -
Hayward, CA

Skills

Areas of Excellence: Strong, Dynamic, Collaborative, Supportive Administrative Leadership • Strategic Management in improving Profitability and Enrollment • Innovation & Creativity • Organizational Leadership • Organizational Development • Process Improvement • Change Management • Performance Management • Strategic Planning • Fiscal Management • Career Education • Program Management • Recruitment • Policy/Procedure Compliance & Accreditation • Project Management • Graduate Instruction in Educational Leadership • Instructional Design & Action Research • Academic Supervision & Evaluation • Graduate Student Advising • Effective Facilitator • Team Focused • Active Listener • Public & Corporate Higher Education • Athletic Administration • Teacher Training & Development •Curriculum Design • Computer Technology • Oral & Written Communication • Creative Sense of Humor

Additional Information

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND HONORS 
 
Selected the Outstanding Teacher of the Year, 2007 
Awarded the outstanding teacher of the year for the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Phoenix, Northern California, October, 2007 
 
Thomas Hurd Excellence in Teaching Award, 2000 
Awarded to the outstanding teacher of the year for University of Phoenix, Northern California, April 22, 2000 
 
Honored for Contributions to the Northern Exposure “Excellence in Education” Conferences February, 2000 and 2001, University of Phoenix, Northern California 
 
Co-author of a Field-Initiated Studies Educational Research Grant  
Submitted to the California Department of Education for Secondary Education, September 15, 2000 
 
Phi Delta Kappa Outstanding Educator nominee 1995-96, Cal State University Hayward 
 
Cal State University Hayward Doctoral Fellowship 1992-1995 
 
Honored by the Board of Education’s issuance of a formal Proclamation in recognition of my  
Contributions toward the realization of a $1.3 million sports complex at Newark Memorial High School in 1988 
Selected as the 1988 NCSSAD Western Regional Athletic Director of the Year (National Council of Secondary School Athletic Directors) in conjunction with the National Association for Sports & Physical Education (NASPE) and represented 11 western states at the national convention. 
 
Selected as the 1988 California State Athletic Director of the Year by the California State Athletic Directors Association from a group of 1,150 candidates. 
 
Selected Coach of the Year, Honor Coach of the Year, East Bay Coach of Year, Girls Basketball, Newark Memorial High School 1983-86 
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS 
DeVry University, Executive Leadership Team Becker Professional Education 
Bay Area Metro Alameda County Chamber of Commerce 
Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs California Ad. Ed. Administrators Assoc. 
Association of California School Administrators California Council for Adult Education 
California Association for Bilingual Education Silicon Valley Alliance 
Credential Counselors and Analyst of California North County Literacy Alliance 
California Teachers Association  
California Athletic Directors Association CONNECT Jobseeker Committee member 
 
PUBLICATIONS 
 
Doctoral Dissertation, University of San Francisco, “Effective Fund Raising Strategies at the Division II Collegiate Level”. 
 
Editor, “Head of the Class”, Newsletter, produced by the College of Education, University of Phoenix, Northern California; quarterly publication. 
 
Developed and produced, training materials for faculty and staff, for the College of Education to support SB2042 compliance. 
 
Editor for publications posted to the University of Phoenix, College of Education Website. 
CREDENTIALS AND CERTIFICATION 
Cal State University Hayward 
California Secondary Teaching Credential Life 
California Pupil Personnel Credential 1978-1981 
University of San Francisco 
Professional Clear Administrative Credential 2004-2010 
Preliminary Administrative Credential 1996-2001 
National University 
CLAD Certification 1995 
University of Phoenix 
Introductory Course Sequence Certification 1999 
Critical Thinking Certification 2000 
Student Teacher Supervisor Certification 2001 
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing 
CBEST Certification 1986 
Teacher Performance Assessor, Certification, Task 1,2,3,4 2003-2004