John G

Educational Administrator - 20 Years of Experience - Near 19904


Postsecondary School Administrator

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Major Accomplishments * Developed five-year fundraising plan with annual increasing benchmarks with data compiled from wide spectrum of stakeholders - Report on the Sustainability of the University, recommendations from the Budget Sub-Committee Taskforce, the Academic and Facilities Master Plans, the University's 2014 / 2015 Action Plan, and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Strategic Plan 2020 fundraising plan evaluated five years of prior giving from alumni, friends of the University, trustees, corporations, foundations, organizations, civic groups, small businesses and state and federal government agencies disaggregated giving history to enhance donor stewardship and recommended entrepreneurial areas of growth to cultivate new revenue streams 1 * Executed Memorandum of Cooperation with the University and Thornbury Township with the long-term to goal construct a set of baseball fields, softball fields and additional athletic facilities on campus to enhance intercollegiate programs for student athletes and residents in Chester and Delaware County * Initiated collaborative partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service in the Northeast Region and negotiated mutual interest in facility space for its operation on the University campus to with the potential to increase external revenue streams. Executive Director, Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center, State University of New York, University Center for Academic and Workforce Development, New York City 2012 - 2014 Major Accomplishments * Executed by collaboration, a comprehensive academic and workforce development program review and assessment with tenured and tenure track faculty including adjuncts revised and updated all core curriculum goals, course objectives and students learning outcomes * Directed the transition to offer demand-driven and high impact allied health programs for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA), Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Home Health Aides (HHA) to align with the new home health care management system that serve community residents assisted graduates with the attainment of stackable credentials for increased college readiness and employment placement 2 * Upgraded the Center's Advanced Technology Training and Information Networking Lab and promoted digital literacy for community residents to improve their academic skills and employability * Executed an integrated marketing campaign that led to redesigns of promotional materials and repurposed the overall branding image of the Center, including web enhancements and revision of navigation and search functions * Cultivated strategic institutional partnerships that broadened the programmatic reach of the Center with course offerings at off-site locations: College Prep reading, writing and mathematics at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, High School Equivalency and College Prep at Rikers Island through the City of New York Department of Correction, Pre-High School Equivalency at Covenant House - the largest homeless shelter in the nation and English as a Second Language (ESL) at Community League of the Heights * Increased the Center's enrollment by an additional 700 students * Converted fiscal controls on contractual expense accounts and realized cost-savings of 15% and returned funds to the operating budget * Integrated technology into the classroom by securing SmartBoards from the College to enhance and promote interactive teaching and learning among faculty and students * Piloted eight-week Summer Math Institute with an intensive instructional platform to improve student's educational progression from remediation in non-credit bearing courses to matriculation Similarly piloted an innovative summer College Prep reading and writing course designed to increase retention of re-entry population of students admitted to private institutional partner Manhattan College * Shaped the Center's Advisory Board with clearly stated goals and objectives of mutual interest with stakeholders from the community, including officials from state and city government, community based and economic development organizations, educational institutions, re-entry service providers, allied health professions, veteran affairs, senior citizens, clergy and civic organizations. Interim Dean, School of Business, Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn, New York 2009-2012 Major Accomplishments * Engaged department chairs in Business Administration, Economics and Finance, Computer Information Systems, Accounting and Public Administration in curriculum mapping and planning to streamline course scheduling bottleneck for students' progression towards degree completion * Collaboratively worked with department chairs and faculty to establish department specific goals, targets and action plans set priorities with department chairs for using institutional research data to inform decision making and developed faculty hire plan * Initiated three-year external benchmarking for program effectiveness by testing students in common core in-bound courses and out-bound senior capstone as a criterion for ACBSP reaccreditation * Designed junior and senior faculty mentoring plan to build short and long term departmental capacity that strengthen academic programs created business community advisory board for the School expanded the range of student internship programs across academic disciplines revitalized inactive student clubs implemented freshmen orientation to declaring major initiative fostered internal and external partnerships to secure grants and contracts from city and state agencies secured funding for collaborative three-year summer study abroad program to South Africa with Florida A&M University. Delaware State University 1999 - 2009 Assistant Vice President for International Affairs 2004 - 2009 United States Department of State, Foreign Service Officer 2008 - 2009 Associate Dean and Director of International Programs 2002 - 2004 Associate Dean for Research 1999-2002 Assistant Vice President for International Affairs, Delaware State University Dover, DE Major Accomplishments * Increased external funds for the Office of International Affairs' operation and programs to $3 million dollars from zero base budgets secured funding from the National Security Agency and coordinated the first study abroad program to China * Secured $1 million dollars in funding from the United States Department of Agriculture for study abroad program to Namibia negotiated with host country higher education institutions and ministerial partners on joint funded federal, state and local government for faculty exchange * Led delegation of academic deans (Liberal Arts and Humanities, Education and the School of Health and Public Policy) to formalize three higher education partnerships in Cuba at the University of Havana, Superior Art institute and the Superior Medical Institute * Enhanced the university's presence in strategic areas such as China and the Middle East supervised staff and managed the operations of the Office of International Student Services increased the number of students who studied abroad from fifty a year to three hundred * Increased graduate student participation in study abroad by 35% initiated and sustained forty-five international higher education partnerships that widened curriculum and enhanced faculty and students teaching and research priorities * Negotiated with the Beijing Sport University administration to have undergraduate students participate in the 2008 Olympic Games. Foreign Service Officer United States Department of State, Washington, D.C. 2008 - 2009 Major Accomplishments * Enhanced the bureau's interaction with congressional staff, industry, foreign government embassy personnel, United States Agency for International Development, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Department personnel, U.S. and foreign higher education institutions by soliciting broad input and developed recommendations for long term plan for poverty alleviation * Designated speech writer for the Assistant Secretary for African Affairs and Secretary of State on food security initiatives in rural Africa authored two bureau position papers for long term inter-agency strategies for African agricultural development served on the United States Department of State negotiation team at the United Nations * Facilitated collaborative partnerships with administrative leadership from African higher education institutions to engage in mutually beneficial teaching and research exchange programs among faculty and students in the departments of agriculture, natural resources, nutrition, foreign languages, social work, nursing and community health. Associate Dean and Director of International Programs 2002 - 2004 Major Accomplishments * Led the collaborative process and developed the College of Agriculture and Related Sciences' Strategic Plan 2000 - 2004 * Designed and taught first international agricultural development course co-authored annual five-year (2000-2004) multi-institutional Plan of Work for Delaware's 1862 and1890 Land Grant University's Research and Extension Programs * Liaised with foreign government diplomatic missions and senior staff members and forged joint higher education teaching and research partnerships with host universities. 6 Associate Dean for Research 1999-2002 Major Accomplishments * Executed federal matching grant funds initiatives to expand research faculty efforts to address critical natural resources and environmental issues impacting the state. Secured Innovation Fund Grant from the USDA's Division of International Programs * Served on the USDA's Natural Resource Conservation Service sub-committee - Extension Committee on Organizational Policy (ECOP) * Appointed to the 1890 Region's Impact Statements Writing Team and assisted with the development of research capability statements with 1862 Land Grant institutions. Country Representative, Africare, Inc., Kampala, Uganda, 1996 - 1999 Major Accomplishments * Established Africare, Inc. as a development assistance organization in Uganda increased its country offices to twenty ninth in Africa coordinated sustainable development programs in 116 villages in three districts impacting 10,000 households increased food production above subsistence levels * Improved food harvesting and storage techniques using appropriate technology integrated leafy green vegetables that improved agronomic practices to reduce stunting 7 Engineered 25 kilometers of secondary roads to provide rural farmers access to markets managed $5 million dollars of rolling development assistance funds * Fostered partnerships with several non-government organizations and higher education institutions: agricultural Cooperative Development International /Volunteers for Overseas Cooperative Assistance, Heifer Project International, Care, Inc., Techno-Serve, Land-O- Lakes, United Nations Development Program, Academy for Educational Development and Makerere University to achieve long term development assistance goals * Coordinated team project planning, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and reporting established partnerships with development banks and foreign diplomatic missions. held Collaboratively, International Foundation for Education and shaped Cheyney University student enrollment growth plan with senior administrators and elected officials in the Commonwealth with Education Committee members in the House of Representatives members the State Senate as well as members of the Designed and executed faculty-led summer study abroad programs for eight years including language and cultural immersion for students in China (Mandarin) (Pulaar) and Mauritania (Arabic) conducted master thesis research in Zimbabwe and doctoral dissertation led collaboration to establish forty-five international higher education partnerships on five continents professional travel extends to sixty countries.





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