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Chief Academic Officer

Academic 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 K-12 and institutions of higher learning both in the public and private sectors; successful, K-12 Teacher, Coach, Athletic Director, Vice Principal, Chief Academic Officer, Vice President of Academic Affairs, dean, director, administrator, member of President/Superintendent’s executive committees, and professor in, educational & organizational leadership, teacher/administrative certification, organizational behavior, business planning, global diversity, critical thinking, communications and general studies; 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 & Academic Leaders in San Francisco Bay Area. Exhibit strong analytical, research, creative problem solving, decision-making, and visionary academic leadership abilities in K-12 and higher education; unique combination of education/athletics and business savvy; and exceptional team-building and interpersonal relationship skills.  
 
Areas of Excellence: 
 
Strong, Dynamic, Collaborative, Supportive Administrative & Instructional Leadership •K-12 Student Teacher Supervisor • Teacher Training and Development • Fundraising • Athletic Coaching & Administration• Innovation & Creativity • Organizational Leadership • Organizational Development • Communications • 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 • K-12 and Adult and Community Education•Curriculum Design • Computer Technology • Oral & Written Communication • Creative Sense of Humor

Willing to relocate: Anywhere

Authorized to work in the US for any employer

Work Experience

Chief Academic Officer

Unitek College
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September 2016 to Present

Responsibilities: 
• Chief Academic Officer has the broad responsibilities for the planning, development and administration of the college's educational programs. 
• The educational programs include overseeing the Nursing and Allied Health & IT programs: 
◦ LVN Program 
◦ RN Program 
◦ BSN Program 
◦ Dental Assisting 
◦ Medical Assisting 
◦ Pharmacy Technician 
◦ Information Technology 
 
• Management of faculty, administrators, and program directors 
• Member of the Executive Leadership Team responsible to lead all faculty and academic managers at six locations in the Bay Area: 
◦ Fremont (Main Campus) 
◦ San Jose 
◦ Hayward 
◦ Concord 
◦ Sacramento 
◦ South San Francisco 
• Responsible for academic compliance to ACCSC (Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges) accrediting board and the LVN and RN nursing boards. 
• Ensures that the activities of Academic and Student Affairs meet the requirements of the College's accrediting and licensing agencies. 
• Develop, implement, maintain and improve academic programs to ensure program quality, effectiveness, and alignment with industry needs. 
• Manage the assessment plan to ensure student development and success. 
• Develop, implement, maintain, and improve student and faculty handbooks, guidelines, policies and procedures. 
• Assist in developing and maintain strong relationships with relevant businesses and alumni network. 
• Oversees the systematic and routine assessment of all academic programs and services to measure and plan continuous improvement. 
• Assist with the creation of a comprehensive, integrated retention plan. 
• Create, draft, and prepare analysis, proposals, and reports pertaining to academic operations. 
• Assists in oversight of Student Affairs. 
• Work closely with all departments to ensure current information about Unitek College is shared and communicated appropriately to students, staff and community. 
• Community outreach to community colleges, service agencies, chamber organizations and other business development agencies to promote the value of partnership with Unitek College to enhance and improve the workforce skills and practical application of their education to career path opportunities. 
• Continue to work collaboratively with all constituencies of Unitek College promoting effective teamwork to support the vision, goals and mission of the college.

Vice President Academic Affairs

Argosy University
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April 2013 to June 2016

Responsibilities: 
• Chief Academic Officer for five colleges: 
◦ College of Education 
◦ College of Clinical Psychology 
◦ College of Behavioral Sciences 
◦ School of Graduate Business 
◦ College of Arts and Sciences 
• Member of the Executive Committee; provide leadership and management to support the growth and development of the San Francisco Bay Area Campus. 
• Responsible for academic compliance to policy and procedures created by EDMC (Education Management Corporation) to ensure consistency across the 19 Argosy University campuses nationally. 
• Responsible for academic compliance in accordance with WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) as the WASC Campus Coordinator. 
• Create and delivery Faculty Development workshops to improve: 
◦ Delivery of facilitative instructional strategies 
◦ Classroom management 
◦ Use of online portion of the Blended Model delivery system 
◦ Understanding of the Faculty Observation process 
◦ Faculty use of technology in the face to face and online classroom modalities 
• Community outreach to Community Colleges, service agencies, chamber organizations and other business development agencies to promote the value of partnership with Argosy University to enhance and improve the workforce skills and practical application of their education to career path opportunities. 
• The focus of Argosy University degree options is to provide master and doctorate level degrees in the area of Education, Clinical Psychology, Behavioral Sciences, and Graduate Business. 
• College of Arts and Sciences focuses on undergraduate curriculum that leads to Bachelors Degrees. 
• Continue to work collaboratively with all constituencies of Argosy University promoting effective team work to support the vision, goals and mission of the university

Program Chair, College of Education

Argosy University
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November 2012 to June 2016

Responsibilities: 
• Instructional & administrative leader of the College of Education 
• Core faculty member for the College of Education, teach appropriate number of courses annually 
• Responsible to oversee delivery of the Doctoral and Masters program in Education 
• Coordinate, assign and schedule faculty to teach graduate level classes 
• Assign quality faculty to become Comp Exam readers and Dissertation Chairs 
• Maintain communication with National Dean and system wide Program Chairs on administrative duties, accreditation, compliance, policy and procedures for the College of Education 
• Recruit, interview and hire faculty with appropriate credentials and degrees to teach in the College of Education 
• Advise and recommend to students programs of study that support the students' career path and educational goals 
• Member of the Program Chair Committee and the President's Administrative Council 
• Work closely with all departments to ensure current information about the College of Education is shared and communicated appropriately to students, staff and community 
• Continue to work collaboratively with all constituencies of Argosy University promoting effective team work to support the vision, goals and mission of the university

Visiting Professor

John F. Kennedy University
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January 2012 to December 2012

Responsibilities: 
• Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Organizational Leadership 
• Teach courses in Communications, Ethics and Psychology 
Curriculum development/design for online/onsite Leadership classes 
Trained as a online instructor in Ecollege format

Visiting Professor

DeVry University
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August 2011 to December 2012

Responsibilities: 
• Teach graduate courses in Organizational Leadership 
• Organizational Behavior 
• Organizational Change 
• Business Planning 
• Global Diversity 
• Trained as online/onsite blended course instructor

Dean of Graduate Studies and Advisement

DeVry Univesity
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August 2009 to August 2011

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 
• Business and management 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 like environmental sustainability 
• 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

District Administrator

Fremont Union High School District
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September 2008 to June 2009

Administrator on Special Assignment 
• District Administrator for the Facilities and Modernization Department; duties and responsibilities assigned by Chief Operating Officer, Associate Superintendent 
• Duties include leadership, supervision, research and coordination responsibilities related to the development of multi-million dollar projects at each of the five district high schools 
• Assisted in the selection of design architects, contractors, vendors, product research, timeline development and monitoring categorical funds and budget

Professor

University of Phoenix, College of Education
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May 1995 to June 2009

• 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

Director of Adult and Community Education (Administrator)

Fremont Union High School District
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December 2003 to September 2008

• 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 
• Responsible for overseeing WASC accreditation reviews and processes 
• Managing and controlling all categorical funds for a five million dollar budget

Campus College Chair (Administrator)

University of Phoenix, College of Education
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March 2001 to November 2003

• 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

Campus College Chair (Administrator)

University of Phoenix, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
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March 2000 to March 2001

• Responsible for the operational duties and supporting continuous professional development 
• Responsibilities for the supervision and development of curriculum and instruction, course approvals, the recruitment, training and certification of faculty in the College of Liberal 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 teaching classes in communications & general studies

Co-author of a Field

University of Phoenix, Northern California
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February 2000 to 2001

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

Faculty Service Administrator, East Bay Campuses

University of Phoenix, College of Education
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November 1998 to March 2000

• 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

Faculty Development-University of Phoenix
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May 1995 to November 1998

• Recruited faculty for the Department of Academic Affairs 
• Administrator in charge of recruitment, assessment, training, and reviewing of faculty in Northern California.

Lecturer

California State University Hayward
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September 1988 to September 1996

• 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, team building skills and communications 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.

Phi Delta Kappa Outstanding Educator nominee

Cal State University Hayward
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1995 to 1996

Adjunct Professor

California State University Hayward
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October 1993 to June 1995

• Taught graduate level secondary credentialing courses, K-12 
• Taught reading and writing across the curriculum, multicultural education and teacher training strategies in teacher education

Professor

Cal State University Hayward Doctoral Fellowship
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1992 to 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.

Dean of Instruction

California State University Hayward
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July 1992 to April 1993

Evening Dean of Instruction, in the department of Academic Affairs, monitored, counseled, and evaluated student academic progress. Trained and evaluated faculty

Vice Principal

Newark Unified School District
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September 1987 to June 1988

Duties included the responsibilities for student discipline, attendance and teacher evaluations

Administrator-in-charge

Newark Memorial High School
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June 1984 to June 1988

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 Coach: Varsity Girls Basketball; Varsity Girls Softball; Varsity Badminton (co-ed) Varsity Baseball; JV Baseball; JV Boys Basketball; Assistant Coach, Varsity Football 
 
ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND HONORS 
Inducted into the "Ring of Honor" Athletic Hall of Fame, Newark Memorial High School, 2017 
Recognized by the Hall of Fame Committee for outstanding contributions to the Newark Unified School District for accomplishments in teaching, coaching and as a Nationally honored Athletic Director at Newark High School and Newark Memorial High School, Newark, California 
 
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

Selected Coach

Newark Memorial High School
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1983 to 1986

Athletic Director

Newark High School
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September 1973 to June 1977

Education

Doctorate of Education in Organization and Leadership

University of San Francisco

Masters of Education in Educational Administration

United States International University
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San Diego, CA

Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology and Social Science

Cal State University Hayward

Skills

Strong, Dynamic, Collaborative, Supportive Administrative & Instructional Leader (10+ years)

Military Service

Service Country: United States

Branch: Air Force

Rank: Staff Sargent

Awards

Hall of Fame

January 2017

Inducted into the “Ring of Honor” Athletic Hall of Fame, Newark Memorial High School, 2017 
Recognized by the Hall of Fame Committee for outstanding contributions to the Newark Unified School District for accomplishments in teaching, coaching and as a Nationally honored Athletic Director at Newark High School and Newark Memorial High School, Newark, California

Outstanding Teacher

June 2007

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

Board of Education Proclamation

June 1988

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.

Coach of the Year

February 1983

Selected Coach of the Year, Honor Coach of the Year, East Bay Coach of Year, Girls Basketball, Newark Memorial High School 1983-86

Certifications/Licenses

Life Teaching Credential

California Secondary Teaching Credential

Clear Administrative Credential

January 2004 to January 2010

California Clear Administrative Credential