Adult College Re-entry Administrator
A successful adult college re-entry administrator who has personally designed and delivered study skills and motivational presentations to potential re-entry students. Conducted individual counseling and established career paths and academic programs. Previously taught more than 6,200 financial advisors and generated $17 million in training fees.
Expertise includes outstanding teaching, counseling, task analysis, instructional design and train-the-trainer skills.
Loyola Marymount University (LMU), Los Angeles, California 2003-2007
Administrator, The Encore Program
Managed the university's adult re-entry program for students who have not completed a bachelor's degree, with the mission of getting prospective students enrolled. LMU is an accredited university with 1,500 faculty/staff and 8,000 students.
- Recruited, counseled and advised 92 new re-entry students.
- Improved the credibility of the Encore Program with the Admissions Office and brought in more than $930,000 in revenues.
- Created the syllabus and taught studies skills and life management courses for all re-entry students.
- Redesigned the procedures for approaching and tracking potential re-entry students, resulting in savings of 10 hours per week.
Westside Neighborhood School, Los Angeles, California 2002-2003
Taught 6th, 7th and 8th grade mathematics courses at a private K-8 school.
Cohen Brown Management Group, Los Angeles, California 1984-2002
Vice President, Training & Development
Managed a group of ten program developers and instructional designers for a consulting and training firm with a total staff of 110, serving the banking and brokerage industries. Worked onsite with consultants in Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Macau. Trained client banks' trainers from Latin America, Canada and the United States in sales, service and sales management techniques.
- Consulted with bank clients, customizing off-the-shelf programs.
- Facilitated and trained trainers who presented video-based programs to 9,300 bankers and their managers. These programs generated in excess of $65 million in consulting and training fees over 12 years.
- A partial list of client companies included Bank of America, Citicorp, Security Pacific, Chase, Sun Bank, First Interstate, Wells Fargo, Union Bank, Bank of California, Bank of Montreal, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Mellon Bank, Perpetual Trustees of Australia, Comerica Bank, Boston Bank & Trust and Merrill Lynch.
- Adapted and customized work books and leaders' guides for video-based programs.
- Managed the content of two to three video projects per year, resulting in eight to nine tapes per program.
- Facilitated a special Three-Day Cold Calling Clinic for Merrill Lynch. More than 3,600 brokers and their managers attended over a four-year period.
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, California 1974-1984
Lecturer, Problem Solving and Decision Making
Taught six sections of the Patterns of Problem Solving courses per year. Managed an average of seven teaching assistants, presenting additional sections of the Patterns of Problem Solving courses each quarter.
- Consulted with more than 900 out of about 2400 students on academic, career choice and life value problems.
- Taught a special summer program titled Minority Introduction to Engineering (MITE) directed at gifted minority high school students who were interested in majoring in science and engineering.
- Developed and taught the Patterns of Problem Solving nine-day training program each summer for training peer teachers and teaching assistants.
- Grew the Problem Solving program from four courses per quarter in 1974 to 12 courses per quarter in 1980.
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy with Departmental Honors
Other courses: Post graduate studies towards at doctorate in philosophy, two years at UCLA