Director FOR Student Affairs Retention AND Assessment at Tarleton State University
Director for Student Affairs Assessment & Strategic Initiatives (September 2012 – present) Tarleton State University • University COVID-19 Immediate Response Task Force o Served as one of three task force members (Co-Chairs: Dr. Laurie Sharp-Academic Affairs, Dr. Manon Shockey-Enrollment Management/Student Success, and myself-all other University areas) o Implemented University transition to move University to multimodal platform and address faculty/staff and student needs o Reviewed non-academic data/feedback for triage (mental, physical health needs, financial/security needs) o Rapid assessment of broad needs with mobilization for systemic response • Provide leadership, direction, and implementation for recruitment, retention, and student success initiatives for the Division including the University Orientation program • Oversee divisional retention efforts and initiatives, which resulted in an increase over prior year, for First Generation students, from 86% to 89.79% for Fall 2017 to Spring 2018 • Chair the creation of a transformative undergraduate experience addressing experiences in Student Affairs encompassing the University’s Core Values, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Boards 60x30TX program, as well as best practices such as the STLR program through the University of Central Oklahoma • Provide leadership, direction, and implementation for the Living Learning Community program, an academically based residential program. Provide overall strategic planning, recruiting, and student engagement • Serve as steering committee member for partnership with Ruffalo Noel Levitz • Committee Member for the University’s 2021 reaffirmation by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools; Sub-Committee Chair (Sections 2, 3, 11) • Lead divisional assessment planning, administration, and program reviews • Design and implement the onboarding experience for all Student Affairs Professional and Graduate level staff members • Lead the development and implementation of Division of Student Affairs’ strategic plan • Plan, oversee, and administer professional development initiatives for the Division including utilization of the University’s Strengths Philosophy Initiative Director for Residential Living & Learning Tarleton State University, June 2006-September 2012 • Provide overall direction and leadership for all aspects of a housing and residence life program Baylor University, Jan 1997-June 2006 • Provide overall direction and leadership for residential learning in the residence halls
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