I currently serve as a faculty member for the University of Phoenix and Capella University. I served as the Director of the Office of Grants Development at Seminole State College of Florida from 2005 through 2011. I was with the University of Central Florida's Student Development area and the Office of Operational Excellence & Assessment Support for 17 years. My areas of responsibility were directing the grant process college-wide, with a focus on the creation of networks among faculty and key administrators and external partners as a means of promoting the grant process. Additional professional experience includes positions in assessment and institutional effectiveness, customer relations, community outreach, and youth services. My particular areas of interest and expertise include team building, planning, organizational leadership, process improvement and strategic planning.
I received my undergraduate degree in Management from Southern Illinois State University at Carbondale, My Masters of Arts in Business Administration from Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri, and my doctorate degree in Educational Leadership in Higher Education from the University of Central Florida. I received a certification as Information Specialist/Journalist from the Defense Information School, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis, Indiana during my service in the U. S. Marine Corps.
I completed the Seminole County Leadership Program and the University of Central Florida's Leadership Enhancement Program. I also served on the Advisory Board of the Orlando Sentinel's Black Family Magazine. I am currently a member of Council for Resource Development, Florida Association of Women in Education, the American Association for Higher Education and the National Consortium for Continuous Improvement. In 1998 I was the recipient of the "Organization of the Year Award" presented by Central Florida's Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity for My leadership of the UCF McKnight Center. I was inducted into the Omicron Lambda Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an International Honor Society in Education, in May 2001.