Allen G

Chief Operations Officer - 10 Years of Experience - Near 50125


Postsecondary School Administrator

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& Key Capabilities * After returning to our home state of Iowa to be near aging parents, I'm excited to begin full-time work that creates progress for an organization and for our society. My broad career experience makes me a versatile team player who can handle nearly any objective, and it includes extensive facilities planning and development. Leadership background and training offer the ability to understand how to support leadership goals and lead efforts as needed. Senior Level & Current Experience Senior Consultant & Property Development Owner/Manager * Communities of the Future (COTF) Senior Consultant (2018 - Present) o Led development of COTF 2.0 Business Plan, leading projects & presentations, and writing/editing * Property Development Owner/Manager (2018 - Present) o Multiple projects including a minor subdivision, residential renovation/flips, and entertainment venues o Hands on work in carpentry, electrical, and plumbing as well as overall planning and coordination President Tarrant County College Northeast Campus 2014 - 2018 13,000 credit & 7,500 non-credit) * Named a Future Forward College by Communities of the Future (one of only two colleges nationally) * Extensive community leadership fueling entrepreneurial ecosystem development * Expanded Diversity & Inclusion efforts with a new Intercultural Center and the Harmony community event * Added faculty & staff to Leadership Team to engage everyone for broad input and collaborative decisions * Established a future-oriented Professional Development Center/Innovations Classroom and Leadership Institute * Supported extensive facilities renovation with major infrastructure rebuilds and creation of "Information Station" * Co-chaired a district-wide Task Force resulting in six major recommendations endorsed by TCCD Leadership results included a 60%+ reduction in course de-registration for non-payment and nearly 3% enrollment increase * Launched an Early College High School and expanded dual credit by approximately 30% * Chaired the planning team for Northeast Leadership Forum's Heart of North Texas Business Conference Senior Executive for Community College Partnerships, WGU/Inaugural Chancellor, WGU Missouri Western Governors University 2013 - 2014 * Fueled community college partnerships, represented at conferences, and helped launch statewide operation President Heartland Community College 2010 - 2013 6,000 Fall credit & 17,000 annual non-credit) * Launched Heartland GPS: Guided Path to Success, a nationally recognized Guided Pathways model * Served on the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) 21st Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges & the Voluntary Framework of Accountability Steering Committee * Doubled Heartland College Foundation's endowment assets by obtaining the College's largest-ever donation * Served as a McLean County Multicultural Leadership Mentor and created the Heartland Leadership Institute * Built a campus wind turbine with $1.35 million in grant funds as an Illinois Green Economy Network leader * Integrated the Central Illinois Regional Collaborative Effort into HCC's operations * Partnered with the Illinois Army National Guard to bring a fully funded $18 million statewide emergency response operations center to campus for zero cost to the college ($10 million federal & $8 million state funds) 2 - Dr. Allen Goben President/CEO Hazard Community and Technical College 2007 - 2010 4,500 Fall credit students) * Recognized for the first time as one of the "Best Places to Work in Kentucky" in 2009 & 2010, and further recognized as one of the Chronicle of Higher Education's "Great Colleges to Work For" in 2010 * Facilitated HCTC to a 24 percentage point (65% actual) improvement in fall to fall semester student persistence * Implemented a $1.9 million Title III grant to build a holistic career, college, and life planning infrastructure * More than tripled the percentage of new hires who enhanced the college's cultural diversity * Obtained a $1.2 million state Workforce Investment Reserve Fund grant for virtual reality technology * Reduced budget cuts from a proposed -10% to -2% with the statewide political advocacy effort Transforming Lives, Transforming Kentucky * Co-created Teleworks USA, diversifying the economy with thousands of jobs and multi-million-dollar impact * Increased enrollment 16% and the annual expendable budget balance from $300K to $1.2 million * Chaired the statewide presidents' Marketing team and served on the presidents' Resources team * Facilitated a website redesign in coordination with 16 colleges statewide * Supported and expanded the on-campus University Center of the Mountains, and served on the Eastern Kentucky Higher Education Leadership Collaborative as well as the P-16 Council


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(Confidential) Adjunct Faculty Pool And Dissertation Committee Member 1/2016 - Present



Named a University of Texas at Austin CCLP Distinguished 2009 Master Degree
Community College Leadership Program Educational Administration 2003 Doctorate Degree
School Counseling Education Education Degree 1999 Master Degree




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