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Chief Academic Officer

Chief Academic Officer

Fremont, CA

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Responsibilities: 
• Member of the Executive Leadership Team 
• 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: 
o LVN Program  
o RN Program 
o BSN Program 
o Dental Assisting 
o Medical Assisting 
o Pharmacy Technician 
o Information Technology 
 
• Management of faculty, administrators, and program directors 
• Develop, oversee and allocate extensive academic budget 
• Member of the Executive Leadership Team responsible to lead all faculty and academic managers at six locations in the Bay Area: 
o Fremont (Main Campus) 
o San Jose 
o Hayward 
o Concord 
o Sacramento 
o 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.

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Work Experience

Chief Academic Officer

Unitek College
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September 2016 to July 2017

Responsibilities: 
• Member of the Executive Leadership Team 
• 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: 
o LVN Program 
o RN Program 
o BSN Program 
o Dental Assisting 
o Medical Assisting 
o Pharmacy Technician 
o Information Technology 
 
• Management of faculty, administrators, and program directors 
• Develop, oversee and allocate extensive academic budget 
• Member of the Executive Leadership Team responsible to lead all faculty and academic managers at six 
locations in the Bay Area: 
o Fremont (Main Campus) 
o San Jose 
o Hayward 
o Concord 
o Sacramento 
o 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: 
• Member of the Executive Leadership Team 
• Chief Academic Officer for five colleges: 
o College of Education 
o College of Clinical Psychology 
o College of Behavioral Sciences 
o School of Graduate Business 
o 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. 
• Develop, oversee and allocate extensive academic budget 
• Create and delivery Faculty Development workshops to improve: 
o Delivery of facilitative instructional strategies 
o Classroom management 
o Use of online portion of the Blended Model delivery system 
o Understanding of the Faculty Observation process 
o 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: 
• Member of the Executive Leadership Team 
• 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

certification

University of Phoenix in California

2012

Doctoral in Fellowship

Cal State University Hayward

1992 to 1995

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

Doctoral in Dissertation

University of San Francisco

Skills

Strong, Dynamic, Collaborative, Supportive Administrative & Executive Leadership • Student Growth and Retention• Effective working in a Diverse and Multicultural Environment •Teacher Training and Development • Fundraising • Athletic Coaching & Administration• Facilitation & Collaboration• Community Outreach• Innovation & Creativity • Organizational Leadership • Organizational Development • Communications • Grant Writing• Process Improvement • Change Management • Performance Management • Strategic Planning • Fiscal Management and Budgeting • Career Education • Program Management • Recruitment • Hire, Evaluate, Supervise and Provide Professional Development • Policy/Procedure Compliance & Accreditation • Project Management • Graduate Instruction in Educational Leadership • Social Justice and Diversity Education •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 (10+ years)

Military Service

Service Country: United States

Branch: United States Air Force

Rank: Staff Sargent

Awards

Inducted into the "Circle of Honor"Athletic Hall of Fame and other honors

January 2017

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 
 
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

Certifications/Licenses

California Secondary Teaching Credential

Additional Information

California Clear Administrative Credential