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Academic Administration Portfolio Summary

2007-Present Associate Vice Chancellor, University of Washington Tacoma
  • Co-design Doctor of Educational Leadership (EdD) degree
  • Lead campus-wide academic assessment efforts; Chair Academic Assessment Committee
  • Campus coordinator for new academic program and degree development
  • Campus coordination of summer school
  • UW NWCCU Accreditation Committee
  • Liaison with strategic planning across campus
  • Leadership in strategic planning for Academic Affairs
  • Director of Retention
  • Lead evaluation efforts for first year experience
  • Lead academic affairs in student learning outcomes assessment efforts and other accountability assessment
  • Chair search for Director of Undergraduate Education
  • Represent UTW on national panel on Hiring Diverse Faculty
  • Interview prospective faculty candidates, all units for Academic Affairs
  • Communication builder, through oral, written, web-based strategies with attitude of openness and honesty
  • Represent UWT on UW/Legislature Performance Agreements design committee
  • Represent UWT on Governor’s Workforce Development Zone planning and in regional workforce development partnerships (Institute of Technology/ Community liaison in technology-based sustainability program development)
  • Solicit grants and external fund raising
  • Design future Office for Service Learning
  • K-12 pipeline development
  • Co-wrote Gear-Up grant
  • Represent Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs in his absence
  • Member Chancellor’s Council
1999-2007 Director, Education Program, University of Washington Tacoma; Professor Educational Psychology.
  • Leadership over all existing education programs and charged with significant growth each year.
  • Lead strategic planning and all budgeting initiatives for the program, including development (fundraising), state funded and self-sustaining (fee-based) programs.
  • Responsible for all faculty hiring, mentoring, and evaluation.
  • Lead curriculum development and expanded program offerings
  • Establish contractually based community partnerships with 26 local school districts for a variety of university-district relationships.
  • Consultant with the UW Seattle campus College of Education on grants, lecture series, and other projects.
  • Member, campus Budget Development Committee
  • Solicit grants and external fund raising
  • Advocate for development of math and science programs across campus
  • Chair the Nursing Department university-wide 10 year review.
  • Chair searches for the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and Dean of the Business School.
  • Participate in NWCCU self-study
  • Grant writing and supervision of program grants
2000-2001 Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Washington Tacoma. (Shared with another director)
  • Approval of all unit hires, promotion and tenure applications, and sabbatical leaves.
  • Monitoring grievances and assisting faculty who experienced illness or other challenging family or personal problems.
  • Co-chair the search for the new Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.
  • Member of Chancellor’s cabinet
  • Represent Chancellor on UW Dean’s Council in her absence.
1991-1998 Tenured, Associate Professor, Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Studies ('95-97) School of Education, Seattle Pacific University
  • Travel to China pursuing future research opportunities
  • Travel to Russia representing SPU administration in contract negotiations for future faculty exchange
  • Emerging leadership in undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral level programs.
  • Primary and second level accreditation, including School lead for NCATE review, and the State Board of Education approval process; wrote School section of self study for NWCCU review
  • Director all aspects of graduate studies, faculty, staff, curricula
  • Re-establishment of School Counseling Program (Chair)
  • Creation of School Psychology Program
  • Support of developing doctoral program
  • Graduate level curriculum development and approval processes
  • Development of distance learning programs
  • Work with Student Affairs in mental health issues across campus.
  • Assist university advisors in developing course scheduling matrices
  • Assist university wide undergraduate curricular redesign
  • Represented Dean on President’s Cabinet in his absence