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Educational Administrator, Program Developer & Teacher

A dedicated educational administrator, program developer and teacher with more than 20 years' experience in leading successful business programs, developing and delivering curricula, and providing accredited courses to 24,180 undergraduate and graduate students at El Camino College, Loyola Marymount University and federal correctional institutions. These programs generated $76 million in tuition. Personally originated grant proposals that generated $56 million.

Expertise includes outstanding skills in program planning, development of curricula, lecturing, coaching and mentoring of adult education students. A natural leader who has created, funded and managed education budgets of $16 million.


Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California     2006-2009

Director and Program Developer, College of Business Administration, Center for Executive Learning, Executive Education Programs (2008-2009)

Created and coordinated 25 Executive Education professional development certificate classes led by 18 university instructors, processing 180 students over 15 months.

  • Established and implemented a marketing program designed to attract undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni for the Executive Education Programs. These initiatives included:

    • A website explaining course content and introducing instructors with successful entrepreneurial experience.

    • Presentations to Chambers of Commerce, Rotary Clubs, Knights of Columbus and Kiwanis Clubs.

    • Targeted mailings to industry-specific companies, marketing supplemental business courses.

    • Preparation of collateral materials for mailings to more than 13,000 LMU business school alumni.

  • Courses included risk management, supply chain management, managing social media, business taxation, negotiations, time management, marketing, selling and leadership.

Director and Program Developer, Small Business Development Center (2006-2008)

Created the university’s first small business development center. Obtained $1.5 million program funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the University.

  • Counseling was provided to each SBA client for legal services, including patent applications, trademarks and copyright registrations.

  • Instruction was provided to SBA clients concerning business and marketing plans, promotional opportunities and finance. Working with the SBA, lenders were provided for business startups and/or expansion. The program was an outstanding success with the participation of 985 SBA business clients over 19 months.

  • Business courses were presented to SBA clients at local community centers, chambers of commerce and Los Angeles Country libraries.

  • The programs were delivered in English, Mandarin, French, German and Spanish.

  • Participating undergraduate and graduate students assisted SBA clients for course credits.

El Camino College, Torrance, California  1993-2005

Director and Program Developer, Community Advancement Division, Workplace Learning Resource Center (WLRC)

Created and managed a workplace training center that delivered customized programs for local businesses, government agencies and displaced workers.

  • Successfully applied for and received from the California Community College Chancellor’s Office 12 multi-year grants of $4.2 million for the center’s programs.

  • Negotiated with the California Employment Development Department and the federal government for an additional $3.8 million in funding.

  • The center developed, wrote and presented training programs for:

    • 38 customized training contracts with Fortune 500 companies as well as small and medium enterprises, including Raytheon, Hughes Space & Communications Group, Los Angeles County Hospitals, U.S. Coast Guard and nine maritime unions. 2,530 employees participated.

    • Computers, AutoCAD, welding, auto mechanics, machine tool design and culinary arts for 1,640 unemployed workers.

    • The U.S. Bureau of Prisons, training more than 4,300 long-term inmates in pre-releases, finding a job, attending job fairs, starting a business, machine shop math, blueprint reading and other skill-based courses.

    • 17 mock job fair courses, including 60 hours of training in each. Conducted these programs for 600 inmates.

    • Nursing post-licensure certification programs for 280 registered nurses.

    • The U.S. Coast Guard, presented survival-at-sea courses, training 400 maritime employees who received Standard Certification for Watch-keepers qualification.

    • A course that certified 250 Merchant Marine seamen in transferring fuels at sea.

    • A collision avoidance course for 75 senior deck officers.

    • A course in Medical Person-in-Charge delivered by physicians to 60 maritime deck officers.

    • A culinary arts certification program, which became the basis of an Associate Degree Program.


Began career as a Program Control Administrator for Northrop Grumman Corporation working on satellite control systems. Subsequently, became a Pricing Manager as well as a Cost and Schedule Controller for Rockwell International Corporation and Hughes Aircraft Company for the B-1B bomber and military satellite programs.


Taught evening and weekend business administration, organizational development, marketing and supply chain management courses to more than 5,600 undergraduate and graduate students at six major colleges and universities.

Loyola Marymount University, College of Business Administration, Los Angeles, California          1987-Present

Evening Lecturer

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in project management, industrial marketing, supply chain management, advanced concepts in management, new product design and development, small business management, marketing, planning, and entrepreneurship.

  • Assigned students to local businesses to help owners with marketing, planning and development problems. Students were evaluated based on their individual contributions.

  • Consistently received excellent faculty performance evaluations from more than 3,400 students.

Webster University, Palos Verdes & Los Angeles Air Force Base, California         1998-2006

Instructor (evenings & weekends)

Taught undergraduate and graduate courses in business management concepts, organizational development, project management, labor relations and small business management to 960 students.

El Camino College, Business Division, Torrance, California         1980-1995

Adjunct Professor (evening position)

Taught 3,700 associate degree students in business management, human relations, business math, personnel management, personal finance, small business management, pricing and cost estimating.


Taught various courses at National University, Los Angeles City College and Northrop University, including management, marketing, small business management and logistics subjects.


Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Doctor of Education, Higher Education Administration – Emphasis: Workforce Development

Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California

Master of Business Administration
Bachelor of Business Administration


Outstanding Business Partnership Award, California Community Colleges Economic Development Network
Outstanding Contractors Performance Award – South Bay Workforce Investment Board
El Camino College Outstanding Staff Member Award (four years).
DOW Chemical Outstanding Vendor Award
Top Vendor Performance Award – United States Bureau of Prisons, Federal Correctional Institutions – Terminal Island and Victorville, California


South Bay Center for Counseling, Vice-President, Board of Directors
Coastal Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles International Airport Region
Correctional Education Association


Contributing Author: Creating Entrepreneurs, Chapter 21, by Dr. Fred Kiesner, World Scientific Publishing, 2009
Dissertation, Development of a Collaborative Pre-Release Program to Improve Employment Opportunities for Long-Term Bureau of Prisons Ex-Offenders, 2002
Training materials for El Camino College Workplace Learning Resource Center: What Works at Work, Bringing Your Best to Work, and Technical Math and Blueprint Reading, 1996 & 1998
Contributed articles to numerous magazines including: American Society of Training & Development, Training, Professional Mariner, Correctional Education Association Newsletter and The Loyolan Newsletter

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