Kevin A. Rolle, Ph.D.

American Council Fellow, 2012-2013

6216 Monticello Cove, Montgomery, AL 36117 * P.H.: 803-347-9670 * maxwellr1961@gmail.com

 

Executive-level experience in higher education coupled with the unique qualities and management expertise to provide effective leadership.

 

Core competencies encompass administration of fundraising/development, operations, fiscal and budgetary affairs, strategic planning and execution, student services, human resources, and facility management. Politically astute decision-maker with expertise in interacting effectively and partnering with university/college internal and external constituencies, governing boards, foundations, committees, governmental agencies, business, and industry as well as grass-root efforts.

 

Talented background in innovative program development, coordination, implementation, and oversight. Proven track record of formulating a vision; conveying expectations; negotiating viable courses of action; bringing energy, enthusiasm, and passion to empower others, and together, achieving significant results.

 

 
   
 

 

VETERAN’S STATUS (PREFERENCE)

 

United States Marine Corps, Honorably Discharged

Army National Guard of the United States, Honorably Discharged

 

 
   
 

 

EDUCATION

 

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Ph.D., Education, and Human Resources Studies, with a concentration in Educational Administration and Student Affairs Personnel

 

Southern University and A & M College – Baton Rouge, LA

33+ Hours, Public  Administration M.S., Leisure and Recreational Services

B.S., Therapeutic Recreation; Minor: Sociology

 

POST-DOCTORAL STUDIES

 

Executive Accounting and Finance Program, Wharton School of Business - 2014, University of Pennsylvania

ACE Fellows Program, 2012-2013 – the University of Alabama System, assigned to the Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs

Focus/Leadership Huntsville/Madison County, 2011 – Huntsville, AL ACE Advancing to the Presidency (ATP), 2010 – Washington, D.C. Kettering Fellows (Scholar), 2005-2007 – Dayton, Ohio

Leadership South Carolina Graduate, 2006 – Orangeburg, South Carolina Executive Leadership Summit, 2003 – Hampton, Virginia

Millennium Leadership Institute, American Association of State Colleges & Universities, 2001 – Washington, D.C.

Harvard Graduate School of Education (IEM), 2000 – Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY – Montgomery, Alabama

Chief of Staff (November 2017 – Present)

Serves as an ambassador for the president by providing specialized services and support. Sets the tone for communications emanating from the President's Office, provides leadership, direction and executive oversight in accordance with all accreditation, regulatory, and governmental standards appropriate within the education industry and works closely with the Board of Trustees and manages a staff of Vice Presidents and Directors.

 

  • Directs fiscal management; administers $136 million operating budget;
  • Officiated as the principal administrative team leader in developing the participated in restructuring negotiations for the HBCU Capital Improvement Program148 million dollars for ASU.
  • Oversees all aspects of the University's business operations while assisting the executive team in achieving long- and short-term goals and objectives
  • Develops standards, policies, and procedures to promote continuity and ensure operational efficiency and cost-effective resource utilization in all operational areas, public safety, facilities management, physical plant, business and finance, intercollegiate athletics, institutional advancement and Title III daily operations, office budgets and all of the activities and services provided by the department.
  • Directs all strategic and day-to-day operating activities in an academic environment
  • Performs sensitive or special assignments and conduct special administrative tasks and research studies for the president on a wide range of subjects related to the overall management and operation of the University
  • Oversees, manages, and coordinates a broad range of high priority projects with internal staff and/or external consultants across all areas of the institution, and develop and implement policies to help attain institutional goals
  • Works closely with senior management to ensure that critical matters are resolved in a timely manner
  • Provides pro-active ideas, anticipate the president's needs, and change management initiative on behalf of the president as needed
  • Represents the President/University at various internal and external interactions with the community, civic, educational, governmental meetings and conferences, media, regulatory agencies, funding agencies, and the general public as appropriate, and performs other duties as assigned

 

 

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY – Normal, Alabama

Progressive responsibility and achievement, August 2009 to March 2017.

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer (August 2010 – March 2017)

Directed fiscal management; administer $147 million operating budget; supervised the day-to-day operations of the non-academic divisions of the University as well as the Vice Presidents for Finance, Student Affairs, Marketing, Communications and Advancement, Chief Information Officer, Director of Human Resources, and Executive Director of the University Foundation.

  • Officiated as the principal administrative team leader in developing the University's response and accompanying plan, which resulted in the removal of the University from probation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in December 2009.
  • Directed the negotiation of a $6.3 million line of credit. Initiated and currently leading a team to increase the Moody Bond Rating, which will result in improving the University’s capacity to borrow resources for the institution.
  • Participated in restructuring negotiations for the HBCU Capital Improvement Program 93 million dollars for Alabama A&M University.
  • Led administrative efforts in developing a contingency of $10 to $12 million over the next 5 years.
  • Restructured food services contract that generated $4 million in cash.

 

  • Consolidated the administration’s activities aimed at establishing ties with the community. These included a series of speaking engagements by the president at several community events and informing alumni on the status of the University.
  • Served as Senior Personnel Director for Non-Academic Employees with supervisory responsibility for more than 600 employees and over Human Resources, Computer Technology, and the University Foundation. These responsibilities included oversight of federal and state regulations working in conjunction with the federal and state Departments of Education.
  • Structured and negotiated the management contract for supervision of facilities management resulting in a

$1 million savings.

  • Led administrative efforts in developing and implementing a budget reduction plan to address proration.

 

 

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY – Normal, Alabama

Chief of Staff (August 2009 – August 2010)

Served as the principal advisor to the president and provided support in dealing with a range of faculty, staff, student, and public affairs issues. Proffered integrated policy analysis and strategic consultation to the president and senior administration on significant issues affecting the University. Served as president’s primary liaison with University, Board of Trustees, government, and community leadership on strategic and operational matters regarding the specific area of institutional interest. Managed all facets of the daily operations of the organizational unit, ensuring compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, policies, and operating agreements.

  • Designed, established, and maintained an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the organization’s goals and objectives; provided oversight of recruitment, training, supervision, and evaluation of unit personnel.
  • Advised the president and senior leadership on tactics to position the institution with civic and business leaders, alumni, and regionally-elected representatives on issues that had a direct, strategic impact on the core initiatives.
  • Interacted with senior University, industry, government, community officials, and stakeholders in the representation and development of strategic program endeavors.

 

SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY – Orangeburg, South Carolina

Vice President, Student Affairs (June 2004 – December 2007)

Administered budget oversight of $42 million for new construction, $14 million for the operation of the division as well as provided student-related services to the University community. Co-authored and had oversight over the first outsourced food service in S.C. State history (since 1896). That contract included renovations, new dining facilities, heating and air upgrades for dining facilities, catering function, created walnut room for faculty and staff, and established a dietician through a partnership with the food service provider and the campus infirmary for consultation with faculty, staff, students, and the Athletic Department. These additions included healthy and quality foods for faculty students and student-athletes. Implemented division operational procedures associated with Career Planning and Placement, Student Activities and Leadership, Residential Life, Financial Aid, Enrollment Management, Admissions and Recruitment, Multicultural and Diversity, Intramural Sports, Scholarship and Abatement, Health Services, Counseling Services, Public Safety, Registrar's Office, and Food Services. Served on the planning committee for the National Presidential Debate.

  • Increased enrollment for first-time students, 24% over 3 years.
  • Increased enrollment for first-time students, 50.2%, Fall 2007 school term.
  • Increased salaries for Campus Police Officers, 14%.
  • Increased number of Life Scholarship Recipients, 43%.
  • Assisted in securing a $42 million loan utilized in constructing 755-bed, an apartment-style housing complex for students. Loan represented the largest and most substantial non-student aid funding ever provided by the U.S. Department of Education to any institution.
  • Spearheaded multi-million-dollar renovation and upgrade of 2 student dining/food services buildings.

 

  • Completed multimillion-dollar repairs and upgrades to student resident halls, including roofs, replacement of carpeting with tile, painting, and furnishings.
  • Supported Student Government Association in raising total monies needed to build Habitat for Humanity home, only second built by an HBCU.

 

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, EASTERN SHORE – Princess Anne, Maryland

Associate Vice President/Chief Development Officer (July 2003 – July 2004)

Employed leadership skills to plan and develop annual fund infrastructure, which involved overseeing budget activities, planning, and implementing annual giving team efforts. Maintained caseload for major gift prospects that included oversight of significant gifts, corporate and foundation development, donor communication, and implementation of the planned giving program. Coordinated and planned-giving, as well as corporate soliciting. Established and implemented staff development and training programs.

  • Initiated special events resulting in an increased amount of unrestricted funds.
  • Produced an annual budget for Institutional Advancement and coordinated Title III activity to meet goals.
  • Created and implemented effective strategic resources designated to increase the overall reputation of the institution.

 

TEXAS COLLEGE – Tyler, Texas

Executive Vice President (February 2001 – April 2002)

Managed day-to-day administrative operations and supervised six Vice Presidents. Served as Chief Operational Officer providing administrative direction and supervision for institutional planning, evaluation and assessment activities, resource and fund development projects, institutional research, institutional effectiveness, and Title III administration. Accountable for direct involvement in the academic development of college and participation in writing academic grants and proposals college-wide. Directed collection and submission of required federal, state, and local reports, including IPEDS and ICUT details. Served as legal liaison for all pending lawsuits. Revamped organizational structure of the college.

 

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY – Itta Bena, Mississippi

Vice President for Student Affairs (February 1999 – February 2001)

Directed all functions of the Student Affairs Division comprised of 8 units of 100 professionals and support staff, encompassing student activities and governance, student financial aid, undergraduate and graduate residential life, career services, intramural sports, health services, counseling, and psychological services, the student center, services for students with disabilities, and University Chaplain. Managed and executed a $14 million operating budget following University procedures.

  • Participated in the strategic plan for implementation of a $25 million capital campaign, resulting in the raising of $3 million during personal tenure.
  • Developed and implemented strategies that optimized the use of federal, state, and institutional resources to assist students in fulfilling academic, personal, social, and career objectives.
  • Reorganized the Office of Student Affairs to improve operational efficiency, restructured student judiciary process, developed the handbook for students, which delineated standards of conduct, re- engineered financial aid process, upgraded recreation center, and developed an intramural sports program.
  • Led negotiations for a new food services contract, resulting in a contemporary and user-friendly food court system.
  • Organized fun-filled and well-attended spring festival, which is currently an annual event.
  • Provided leadership to Division for Institutional Self-Study Process, increased Internet accessibility for residential life, and substantially increased the number of computers available to Student Affairs staff.
  • Increased staff salaries and negotiated health services contract.

 

SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY A&M COLLEGE – Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Dean of Student Life (October 1997 – February 1999)

 

 

Directed Student Judicial Program encompassing 9,700 students. Prepared annual budget as well as the annual report on activities of Office of Student Life and served as liaison with other student life offices within the University. Evaluated and addressed daily problems of students, ensured enforcement of student code of conduct, administered student accident/health insurance program, and functioned as Chief Custodian of student personnel records. Served as Staff Development Officer responsible for planning and conducting staff development for student affairs personnel.

  • Advised Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs on the overall needs of students.
  • Served as Acting Vice-Chancellor during the absence of Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs.
  • Functioned as SACS Coordinator for Division of Student Affairs.

 

SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY A&M COLLEGE (cont.)

Area Director/Housing Department (October 1993 – February 1997) (Paid educational leave).

Supervised all-night activities, 109 housing employees, nine campus police officers, and residential services for 2,600 students. Ensured the operational structure of the University was secure at night. Prepared and implemented annual budget, conducted employee evaluations, and served as the emergency troubleshooter.

  • Submitted daily reports on maintenance, security, and supervision of personnel as well as student-related activities.
  • Formulated recommendations to Housing Director, Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs, and other officials to achieve set goals.

 

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY – Normal, Alabama

Full Professor [Tenured] of Educational Leadership/Urban Affairs (August 2013 – March 2017)

 

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY – Normal, Alabama

Associate Professor [Tenured] of Educational Leadership/Urban Affairs (August 2009 – August 2013)

 

SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY – Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Associate Professor [Tenure Track] of Education (January 2007 – January 2009)

 

SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY – Orangeburg, South Carolina

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership (June 2004 – December 2007)

 

  • Imparted quality instruction to graduate students in the Educational Specialist degree program and the Department of Educational Leadership.

 

  • Designed course materials and formulated activities to assist students in developing the required knowledge and skills.

 

  • Conducted seminars throughout the academic semester to enhance the internship experience.

 

  • Assisted interns in locating suitable placement with a highly qualified supervising superintendent.

 

  • Met with interns and supervising superintendent to ensure both were familiar with the purpose and objectives of the internship experience. Created an open pathway of communication between the University and the supervising superintendent.

 

  • Visited the intern at the district office at least twice during the internship.

 

  • Used the supervising superintendent’s evaluation, participation in seminars, oral presentation, and materials provided in the internship portfolio to evaluate the intern’s overall performance.

 

 

  • Led administrative efforts in developing a contingency of $10 to $12 million over the next 5 years.

 

  • Restructured food services contract that generated $4 million in cash.

 

  • Consolidated the administration’s activities aimed at establishing ties with the community. These included a series of speaking engagements by the president at several community events and informing alumni on the status of the University.

 

  • Structured and negotiated the management contract for supervision of facilities management resulting in a

$1 million savings.

 

  • Led administrative efforts in developing and implementing a budget reduction plan to address proration.

 

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, EASTERN SHORE – Princess Anne, Maryland

Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership (July 2003 – July 2004)

 

TEXAS COLLEGE – Tyler, Texas

Full Professor of Organizational Management (February 2001 – April 2002)

 

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY – Itta Bena, Mississippi

Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership (February 1999 – February 2001)

 

 

COURSES TAUGHT AT GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE LEVELS

  • Policy Development and Leadership
  • Organizational Management and Leadership
  • Qualitative Research
  • School Law
  • Educational Leadership

 

DISSERTATIONS DIRECTED

 

  • Calloway, L - Middle School Veteran and Non-Veteran Teacher’s Evaluations of Competence to teach in an inclusive classroom setting in Orangeburg Consolidated School District #3, (2007).
  • Fredrick, M. - The Impact of African American Women Experiences K-12, (2007).
  • Hill, E., A Qualitative Study of an African American Barbershop: The Role and Influence of Cultural Factors on the Academic Performance of African American Males.
  • Huger, D. - Instructional Leader Accountability and Self-Efficacy: A Study of South Carolina’s 2005 - 2006 Induction Principals, (2007).
  • Robinson F., - Committee Member. Effects of a Technology Assisted Program on Seventh and Eighth Grade Students’ Math Performance, (2006).
  • Senior, K. - School effectiveness, teacher behavior, and student achievement in rural elementary schools of South Carolina.

 

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

 

  • Co-Chairperson, Search Committee for Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (ASU)
  • Leading reaffirmation efforts with the University’s Institutional Effectiveness Office (ASU)
  • Reviewing all university policies and procedures (ASU)
  • Building community relationships with local city and state officials (ASU)
  • Restructuring Athletic Department (ASU)
  • Restructuring Auxiliary Department (ASU)
  • University’s Governmental Affairs Liaison, Coordinated Legislative Reception (ASU)
  • Chairperson, Search Committee for Vice President of Institutional Advancement (ASU)
  • Chairperson, Search Committee for Director of Intercollegiate Athletics (ASU)
  • Chairperson, Search Committee for Vice President of Research and Economic Development (ASU)
  • On August 8, 2018, the Chief of Staff, along with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness staff, assisted with the planning and execution of the University’s Inaugural Fall 2018 Faculty and Staff Institute. A total of 675 faculty and staff participated in a satisfaction rate of 89%. (ASU)
  • Member, Presidents’ Council, Southwestern Athletic Conference (AAMU)
  • Chairperson, Vice President of Student Affairs Search Committee (AAMU)
  • Chairperson, Vice President for Business and Finance Search Committee (AAMU)
  • Chairperson, Vice President for Research, Economic Development & 1890 Programs Search Committee (AAMU)
  • Member, Provost and Vice President Search Committee (AAMU)
  • Chairperson, Executive Vice President/Vice President for Academic Affairs Search Committee (SCSU)
  • Member, Vice President Academic Affairs Search Committee (SCSU)
  • Member, Selection Committee for Head Men’s Basketball Coach (SCSU)
  • Admissions Committee Member, Organizational Leadership Program/Ph.D. and Educational Leadership Program/Ed.D. (UMES)
  • Admissions Committee Member, Physician Assistants Program (UMES)
  • Member, Data Integrity Group
  • Member, University Budget Committee
  • Member, Executive Staff (MVSU, TC, SCSU, AAMU)
  • Enrollment Management Committee (MVSU, SCSU)
  • Homecoming Committee (MVSU, SCSU)
  • Marketing and Publications Committee (MVSU)
  • University Safety Committee (MVSU)
  • University Planning and Budget Committee (MVSU, SCSU)
  • Academic Calendar Committee (MVSU)
  • Mississippi Association of Student Affairs Professionals
  • State of Mississippi Student Affairs Vice Presidents Council
  • Boy Scouts of America, Baton Rouge Affiliation – 1998 Camp Challenge Spokesperson
  • Member, Intercollegiate Athletic Council (S.U.)
  • President, Southern University Alumni Chapter, Baton Rouge

 

 

PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT AND BUSINESS-RELATED EXPERIENCE

BB BLACKSTONE ASSOCIATES – Little Rock, Arkansas

Senior Associate Consultant (April 2002 – July 2003)

Exercised leadership in designing and executing focused strategies for increasing private financial support from the corporate sector, foundations, individuals, and alumni for various universities and colleges. Provided technical

 

assistance to university and college Presidents on development issues by planning fundraising events with public and private donors. Developed and marketed materials and served as an Advisor to various Alumni Boards.

  • Assisted in the solicitation and acquisition of a $3 million gift.
  • Identified potential contributors to special projects funds and supporters of ongoing institutional operations through the examination of records, individual interviews, review of corporate contracts, and community contacts.
  • Organized solicitation drives for ongoing pledges of support from individuals, corporations, and foundations.

 

FEDERAL PRISON – MEDICAL CENTER – Carville, Louisiana

Program Coordinator (January 1991 – September 1993)

Planned and evaluated activities for 497 federal inmates, including disciplinary actions. Developed budget and accomplished special projects. Collected and compiled statistical data on inmates, organized and implemented staff training and development.

  • Submitted and approved all requests regarding the expenditure of program funds.
  • Gathered best practices, then compiled and prepared prison operating policies and procedures.

 

PUBLICATIONS, TECHNICAL REPORTS & WORKSHOPS

Publications/Technical Reports

2021    Glenn Jones, P., Davenport, E., Frazier, R-M. 2021. The Teacher’s Lounge: Tales told and lessons learned

(pp.157-171). Nova Science Publishers.

2020    Education’s “Talented Tenth”: Engaging Retired Educators in the Dialogue on Black Student Achievement. In P. W. Glenn Jones (Ed.), Fostering Collaborations Among African American Communities and Educational Institutions. Co-authored with P.W. Glenn Jones, R. B. Glenn, and

L. C. Haywood.

2020    School Nutrition and Reading: An Evaluation Among Kindergarten and First Grade Students in Alabama. Negro Educational Review. Co-authored with J. Lewis and P.W. Glenn Jones.

2019    Lewis, J., Rolle, K. A., & Glenn Jones, P. W. (2019, Spring-Winter). School Nutrition and Reading: An Evaluation Among Kindergarten and First Grade Students in Alabama. Negro Educational Review, 70(1-4), 124-144.

2001

“President’s Status Report to the Board of Trustees,” T.C. Technical Report No. 101.

2001

“Response to the Report of the SACS Accreditation Committee,” T.C. Technical Report No. 100.

2000

“Report to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.” “African American Administrators’

 

Experiences in Predominantly White Colleges and Universities.” National Student Affairs Professionals

 

(NASAP). Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Workshops

2019

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools-Commission on Colleges Reaffirmation, Houston, TX

2018

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools-Commission on Colleges Reaffirmation Class of 2020,

 

Atlanta, GA

2018

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools-Commission on Colleges Substantive Change, Orlando,

 

FL

2018

American Council on Education (ACE) Meeting

2018

Association of Governing Boards Council

 

2018    Attended Substantive Change Workshop

2018    American Council on Education Annual Meeting

2018

Attended Annual SACS meeting

2018

Attended American Council on Education

2018

100 Black Men of America, Inc. 32nd Annual Conference, June 13-17, 2018

2018

Attended the Alabama State University Metro Atlanta Alumni Chapter Meeting, July 2018

 

 

2018

Served as a panelist for the Blacks in Government 40th National Training Institute, New Orleans, August

 

13-16, 2018

2018

Attended the Alabama Promise Cash for College Kickoff, September 20, 2018, Birmingham, Alabama

2017

Gear Up Advisory Board

2017

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools-Commission on Colleges Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX

2017

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Training, forty hours of training, April 7-11, 2017

2014

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools-Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) Annual Meeting,

 

Nashville, Tennessee

2014

American Council on Education (ACE) Meeting – Council of Fellows weekend

2013

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Annual Meeting, Atlanta GA

2013

University CXO Summit, Atlanta, Georgia

2013

American Council on Education Annual Meeting, (ACE) Washington, D.C.

2012

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools-Commission on Colleges Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX

2012

Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado

2012

American Council on Education Annual Meeting, (ACE) Los Angeles, California

2011

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools-Commission on Colleges Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL

2011

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools-Commission on Colleges Summer Institute, Fort Worth,

 

TX

2011

Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California

2011

American Council on Education Annual Meeting, (ACE) Washington, D.C.

2010

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools-Commission on Colleges Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY

2010

Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas

2010

American Council on Education Annual Meeting, (ACE) Phoenix, Arizona

2009

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools-Commission on Colleges Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA

2009

Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

2007

“Intervention for School Success: Perspectives on Closing Achievement Gap in South Carolina.” South

Carolina State University School of Graduate Studies, Department of Educational Leadership, 10th

 

Annual Educational Leadership seminar. Charleston, South Carolina

2007

“Blacks in Higher Education: Where Do We Belong?” Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.

2006

“Excellence and Innovation: Pathways to Students’ Success.” NASULGC. Washington, D.C.

2006

“31st Conference.” National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO). New

 

Orleans, LA.

2006

“Working in the Public’s Interest, Exploring Solutions.” American Council on Education (ACE), 88th

 

Annual Meeting. Los Angeles, CA.

2005

"Preserving Core Values: Student Learning, Quality Enhancement, and Integrity." Southern Association

 

of Colleges and Schools, Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA.

2005

“The New NASULGA Agenda.” NASULGC, 118th Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C.

2005

“Changing Course, Confronting Crises, Continuing the Legacy.” Congressional Black Caucus, 36th

 

Annual Legislative Conference (CBC). Washington, D.C.

2005

“Imagine and Explore the Future.” National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). 88th Annual Conference. Tampa, FL.

2000

"Creative Ways to Recruit, Retain, and Reward a Diverse Faculty, Staff, and Students." American

 

Association for Higher Education (AAHE), 2000. National Conference, Anaheim, CA.

2000

"Personal Finances." American Association for Higher Education (AAHE) Black Caucus. Savannah, GA

2000

“Where Do We Go from Here as Chief Student Affairs Professionals?” Annual Meeting of National

 

Student Affairs Professionals (NASAP). Albany, GA.

2000

“Current Issues and Challenges of Student Affairs.” Annual Meeting of Mississippi Chief Student Affairs

 

Officers. Hattiesburg, MS.

1999

“Leading the Effective Institution.” AAHE. Washington, D.C.

 

 

1999

“Student Affairs Administrators as Determinants of Opportunity and Advancement for African

 

Americans at Predominantly White Colleges.” AAHE. Washington, D.C.

1998

“The Change in Career Paradigm in Student Affairs.” National Association for Equal Opportunity (NAFEO). Washington, D.C.

1999

Research: “The Longitudinal Study of Colorado Community College Students Transferring to Colorado State University.”

 

 

SELECTED COMMUNITY PRESENTATIONS

Keynote Speaker: Rose of Sharon Baptist Church, Black History Month Program, March 3, 2002.

Keynote Speaker: Post-Oak Baptist Church, Black History Month Program, February 24, 2002. Presentation: Barnes and Noble Book Review, Vernon Can Read by Vernon E. Jordan, February 2002. Keynote Speaker: Little Union Baptist Church, Black History Month Program, February 2002.

Keynote Speaker: National Achievement Week Program, “With Today’s Political and Judicial Maneuvering, What Must African American Males Do to Ensure Mainstream Inclusion?” November 14, 2001.

Keynote Speaker: Christians in Action Ministry, “Unity and Call for the Order of the Day,” February 2011.

Keynote Speaker: 100 Black Men of America, Inc. 33rd Annual Conference, June 12-16, 2019.

 

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

 

  • Peer Review Advisory Board (PRAB), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission (SACSCOC), Appointment May 2021 through December 2024
  • Interim President of the 100 Black Men of Montgomery, Alabama
  • Chaired the reaffirmation of Moody’s Outlook, which produced “stable financial outlook.”
  • Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
  • Served as a member of an Off-Site Review Committee that evaluated Norfolk State University (V.A.), University of Texas Brownsville/Texas Southmost College (TX), and Virginia State University (V.A.) as part of the reaffirmation of accreditation with the Commission on Colleges.
  • Rotary Club of Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • Consultant, Financial Management, Piedmont Community College – Raleigh, NC
  • Consultant, Institutional Diversity, Hendrix College – Conway, AR
  • Consultant, Institutional Self-Study Program for Reaffirmation (Student Affairs)
  • American Association for Higher Education (AAHE)
  • Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Delta Gamma Boulé
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (Life Member; Vice President; Member, National Scholarship Committee)
  • American Association of Higher Education (Black Caucus, Scholarship Committee)
  • Early Risers, Kiwanis, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Kappa Phi Kappa Honor Fraternity
  • Toastmasters International
  • National Association of Student Personnel Professionals
  • Prince Hall Masons
  • Presidential Search Committee, Gadsden State Community College, selected as a statewide member, March
  • Louisiana Association of Student Affairs Professionals
  • National Association of Student Affairs Professionals
  • National Association for Equal Opportunity (NAFEO)
  • National Black MBA Association, Life Member
  • Case Seminar on New Policies and Procedures, University of Maryland System

 

  • Participant, Annual American Association of Higher Education National Conference (AAHE), Washington, D.C.
  • Huntsville Committee of 100
  • American Council on Education
  • American Heart Association, Huntsville, AL
  • APLU (Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities)

 

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION/EXPERIENCES

 

  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Soweto, South Africa
  • Pretoria, South Africa
  • Robben Island, South Africa
  • Nassau, Bahamas
  • Aruba
  • Curacao

 

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Colorado State University Graduate Fellowship Recipient
  • Southern University Graduate Fellowship Recipient
  • Outstanding Young Men of America
  • U.S. Marine Corps Meritorious Promotion Award
  • Who’s Who Among American Teachers
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