Professional Experience

Current

President, University Professor (2015-Present)

Adelphi University

The president is the chief executive officer of the University. With more than 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students, Adelphi is a nationally ranked, doctoral research university with a strong combination of academic programs and research in the liberal arts, STEM, business, education and healthcare-related fields.

Oversight includes:

  • 8 colleges/schools and an extensive library system
  • Multiple locations (Long Island, New York City, Hudson Valley) and online
  • $192 million annual operating budget
  • Over $166 million endowment (as of August 31, 2016)
  • Over 7,500 students
  • Over 795 faculty
  • Over 1,600 full-time employees
  • Over 90,000 living alumni worldwide
  • Over $489,650,000 in regional impact
  • Over 1.5 million square-feet of owned or leased space

Initiatives:

Past Experiences

Provost, Executive Advisor, Professor of Management (2013-2015)

University of Kentucky

The provost is the chief academic officer responsible for all academic operations, which constitutes about $1 billion of the total operations of the university. The University of Kentucky has more than 30,000 students, 19,000 full and part-time employees and a total budget of $3 billion.

Oversight included:

  • 16 colleges, including: Agriculture, Food and Environment, Arts and Sciences, Business and Economics, Communication and Information, Dentistry, Design, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Social Work; an extensive library system; undergraduate and graduate education; enrollment management; information technology; student support services; international programs; institutional research; and institutional effectiveness

Initiatives included:

  • Expansion of the residential live and learn programs from 13 to 19 programs
  • Increase in enrollment in these residential programs from 874 to over 1,700 students
  • Implementation of new admissions marketing techniques and record enrollment growth for incoming students
  • Development of a focused and coordinated approach to retention across campus
  • Expansion of global activities with the addition of the Office for China Initiatives
  • Increasing support for new online courses and programs

Dean, Professor of Management (2008-2013)

Daniels College of Business, University of Denver

The dean is the chief executive officer of the Daniels College. Responsible for the administrative and academic functions of the Daniels College, the dean serves as the leading advocate of the faculty, programs and students to the business community and other external constituencies.  

Select notable accomplishments include:

  • Managed the college as an $86 million operating unit of the University of Denver.
  • Developed and led a robust fund-raising operation for the college. In 2012, obtained the highest year of giving in the history of the college at $18.6 million; raised over $45 million in the last three years. Increased endowment from $70 million in 2008 to over $110 million in 2013.
  • Managed risk of activities.
  • Led regular reviews, updates and execution of the Daniels Tomorrow Strategic Plan. Involved over 350 people in the initial design of the plan in 2008.
  • Attracted, developed and retained talented and accomplished faculty and staff.
  • Managed college-wide external boards, including international advisory boards.
  • Implemented marketing and branding profile for Daniels, including a strong media relations program.
  • Promoted diversity and inclusive excellence in college.
  • Cultivated student, faculty, staff, friends and alumni engagement with college.

Associate Dean for External Relations (2005-2008), Luther Henderson University Chair in Leadership

Neeley School of Business, Texas Christian University

Responsible for the functions of marketing, public relations, alumni relations, executive education and student leadership programs. Also served as the business school liaison to develop the new interdisciplinary Energy Institute at TCU.

Select notable accomplishments include:

  • Led a branding process for the Neeley School; as part of this process, worked with creative agency to develop a new marketing platform for Neeley; launched a new look and format for all school publications; created new tagline; defined distinctive attributes; rolled out a new logo and an integrated advertising campaign.
  • Set up effectiveness measures for marketing activities.
  • Set up strong working relationships with each program/department that has advertising/marketing needs.
  • Developed new alumni mission and structure; turned it into a working board.
  • Directed the redesign of the Tandy Center to include executive education, student leadership and corporate outreach and to achieve a sustainable profit.
  • Started the student leadership programs office within the Neeley School of Business and worked with faculty to define and develop the Next Generation Leadership Program.
  • Wrote and won a $500,000 TCU Vision in Action Grant to start leadership programs.
  • Served as principal on team that gained a multi-million dollar gift from Burlington Northern Santa Fe in 2006 to endow the student leadership program.
  • Served as co-director of the start-up of a multi-disciplinary institute focused on the energy industry.
  • Designed and coordinated a continuing education program for petroleum land professionals.

Founding and Managing Director, Institute for Leadership Advancement (1995-2005)
Assistant and Associate Professor of Management

Terry College of Business, University of Georgia

Founded a major leadership institute that designed and delivered leadership programs for undergraduate students, graduate students, and executives.

Select notable accomplishments include:

  • Designed the institute and its programs and strategically managed the rollout and implementation of five programs within ILA, including a research consortium, two undergraduate leadership programs, graduate leadership programs and an executive development program.
  • Created revenue-generating executive leadership programs to support the activities of ILA.
  • Raised $7,200,000 from external sources for the funding of ILA by writing proposals for potential donors, visiting potential donors, making content presentations to potential donors and maintaining regular correspondence with potential and existing donors.
  • Designed and implemented a corporate partners program in which corporations joined ILA for a yearly fee of $10,000. Partners included Coca-Cola, The Home Depot, State Farm, Primerica, BB&T, Synovus and Philip Morris, USA.
  • Created and managed an active executive board for the ILA.

Executive Consultant (1999-Present)

State Farm Insurance Companies

  • Serve as a contract consultant to zone and corporate executives.

Executive Consultant (1995-Present)

  • Provide executive education and consulting to a variety of non-profit, government and for-profit organizations.

Graduate Research Assistant, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Statistics Consultant (1991-1995)

Georgia State University

  • Conducted research, taught classes, and ran statistics lab.

Marketing Communications Manager (1991)

AT&T Safari Systems

  • Responsible for creating and producing marketing collateral materials for a line of notebook computers and accessories.

Account Manager (1990-1991)

OnLine Financial Communication Systems, Inc.

  • Responsible for providing consulting, account management, and technical coordination to national accounts to maintain product acceptance and facilitate sales for banking solution software .

Internal Organizational Development Consultant; and ESOP Administrator (1988-1990)

Southern Company Services

  • Provided internal management consulting services to the various organizations and senior management within Southern Company Services.  Administered and maintained the Employee Stock Ownership Plan for the Southern Company and affiliated power companies.
 
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