! October!9,!2014!! Myers!McRae!Executive!Search!&!Consulting! 515!Mulberry!Street!

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October!9,!2014!!
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Myers!McRae!Executive!Search!&!Consulting!
515!Mulberry!Street!
Macon,!GA!31201!
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Dear!Members!of!the!Search!Committee:!
Please! consider! me! a! candidate! for! the! position! of Bevill! State! Community! College! president.! My!
professional! experience! has! fully! prepared! me! for! this! position! and! my! demonstrated! record! of!
achievement!is!evidence!of!my!readiness!for!this!challenge.!!!
Since! joining! the! Indian! River! State! College! family! in! August! 1988,! I! have! been! preparing! for! an!
opportunity!to!lead!a!community!college!to!the!next!level.!During!my!tenure!at!Indian!River!I!have!
had! the! opportunity! to! serve! in! many! roles,! including! adjunct! and! fullPtime! faculty,! department!
chair,!instructional!program!director,!student!club!advisor,!chapter!president!Florida!Association!of!
Community!Colleges,!instructional!dean,!and!vice!president.!!As!part!of!these!responsibilities!I!have!
developed,!nurtured,!and!sustained!positive!relations!and!partnerships!with!area!hospitals,!healthP
care!agencies,!colleges,!and!kP12!school!district.!This!breadth!of!experience!has!provided!me!with!
an! inPdepth! understanding! of! and! appreciation! for! the! exceptional! educational! opportunities! that!
community!colleges!offer.!While!gaining!valuable!firstPhand!experience!at!all!levels!of!IRSC,!I!have!
had! the! great! fortune! to! be! mentored! by! one! of! the! finest! community! college! presidents! in! the!
country,!Dr.!Edwin!Massey.!The!depth!of!my!administrative!background!speaks!to!a!host!of!issues:!
sculpting!budgets!from!static!resources,!crating!sound!community!partnerships,!building!a!strong,!
studentPcentered! curriculum! and! campus! environment,! developing! and! implementing! carefullyP
crafted!learning!assessments,!fostering!cooperation!within! collective!bargaining!units,!faculty and!
administrative! leadership! teams,! and! leading! very! successful! ventures! into! enrollment!
management.!!
During!my!career!at!Indian!River!I!have!had!extraordinary!opportunities!to!deepen!my!belief!in!the!
value! of! postsecondary! education! and! my! commitment! to! the! mission! of! community! colleges.! In!
addition,!I!have!seen!firstPhand!the!power!of!a!superior!vision!to!steadfastly!lead!an!institution!into!
a! future! of! growth! and! excellence.! As! a! member! of! the! leadership! team,! working! closely! with! our!
board!of!trustees,!I!have!consistently!used!my!creativity!and!innovation!to!develop!and!implement!
numerous!training!programs,!facilitate!tremendous!growth!in!enrollment,!and!ensure!unparalleled!
programmatic!quality!and!student!success.!These!many!successes!were!dependent!upon!my!ability!
to! develop! and! implement! strategic! and! operational! plans,! which! included! setting! priorities,!
promoting!the!college!mission!and!goals,!and!working!within!a!fixed!budget!to!serve!the!needs!of!a!
multiPcampus!institution.!
Highlighted!below!are!examples!of!experiences!and!results!as!they!relate!to!the!qualifications!stated!
in!the!Presidential!Qualifications.!
Leadership!Style!
Effectively! performing! in! any! leadership! role! requires! strong! interpersonal! skill! (oral,! written,!
listening),!learning!about!various!audiences!and!individuals,!including!their!diverse!motivation!and!
goals,! finding! common! ground,! and! collaboratively! negotiating! and! executing! solutions! and!
strategies.!!
One!example!of!effective!leadership!is!my!work!in!our!cultural!change.!With!the!increased!focus!on!
student! success! and! declining! budgets! the! decision! was! made! to! invest! the! time! and! energy!
necessary! to! revitalize! our! college! to! become! a! creative,! innovative,! driving! force! within! our!
community! vs.! a! declining! casualty! of! the! status! quo.! The! changing! world! brought! the! realization!
that! the! college! could! no! longer! resist! change! but! needed! to! create! a! culture! that! would! embrace!
change!to!remain!competitive.!Going!to!the!next!level!would!involve!altering!and!rePinventing!the!
institutional! culture.! For! more! than! 40+! years! Indian! River! State! College! realized! above! average!
performance! as! measured! by! conventional! indicators.! Aligned! with! the! traditional! American!
community! college! model,! the! college! experienced! significant! success! forming! partnerships,!
addressing! existing! workforce! needs,! and! providing! academic! programs! that! transfer! to! upperP
division! institutions.! This! model! functioned! well! for! many! years,! but! with! the! onslaught! of! rapidP
fire! changes! in! technology,! globalization,! external! competition,! enrollment! growth! pressures,!
budget!cuts,!student!demand!for!access,!and!changing!demographics,!over!time!it!became!evident!
that!a!new!way!of!doing!business!was!warranted.!!
After! looking! at! several! organizations! that! had! "roadmaps”! in! the! development! of! a! culture,! we!
arrived!at!the!decision!that!if!our!people!design!it!and!build!it!they!will!own!it!–!and!the!culture!will!
truly! be! theirs.! We! developed! our! own! activities! by! analyzing! results! and! listening! carefully! to!
employee! feedback! along! the! way.! Leadership! is! critical! to! creating! a! climate! on! campus! where!
faculty! and! staff! feel! sufficiently! secure! to! have! ‘courageous! conversations’! that! allow! them! to!
question!their!ingrained!practices!and!experiment!with!new!approaches.!
The!goal!was!to!create!an!open,!honest,!candid!culture!that!would!accept!feedback!to!drive!change.!
A! structured! professional! process! where! anonymous! feedback! was! offered! and! received! in! a!
constructive!manner!has!been!the!most!provocative!source!of!enlightenment!for!all!involved.!Key!to!
the!success!was!several!“listening!sessions”!to!gather!feedback!from!employees!who!have!a!vested!
interest!in!the!college!and!want!to!make!the!institution!better.!!This!valuable!information!helped!in!
the!development!of!guiding!principles!and!to!assist!in!refinements!to!the!plan.!!This!led!to!a!change!
from!the!past!traditional!form!of!leadership!to!a!flat,!open,!integrated,!administrative!structure!that!
expects! and! encourages! transPdisciplinary! approaches;! this! has! led! to! advances! in! health! science,!
public!safety,!energy!and!technologies!through!the!flexible!structure!that!includes!administrators,!
faculty! and! staff! working! together! to! challenge! the! status! quo.! This! shift! in! conversations! which!
included! the! integration! and! blending! of! various! disciplines,! allowed! us! to! release! creative! and!
innovative! ideas! that! produced! a! workforce! that! is! well! prepare! for! rapidly! expanding! emerging!
technologies.!
Results!of!the!cultural!change:!
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Based!on!Great!Colleges!to!Work!For!by!The!Chronicle!of!Higher!Education,!IRSC!placed!on!
the!"Honor!Roll”!as!one!of!the!best!colleges!to!work!for!in!July!2010!
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Selected!for!Aspen!Prize!for!Community!Colleges.!Identified!as!one!of!the!top!10!community!
colleges!in!the!United!States!based!on!exceptional!student!success.!
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Designated!as!the!4th!most!affordable!college!in!the!country!based!on!the!U.S.!Department!
of!Education!Affordability!and!Transparency.!!
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Ranked! Best! Colleges! for! the! past! three! years! as! the! 9th! top! public! regional! college! in! the!
Southern!United!States!by!U.S.!News!and!World.!
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Southern! Association! of! Colleges! and! Schools! (SACSPCOC)! Board! of! Trustees! Reaffirmed!
accreditation!with!no!recommendation!in!2014.!!
Development!of!twenty!three!baccalaureate!degree!programs,!which!allowed!Indian!River!
Community!to!become!Indian!River!State!College.!
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Academic!Excellence!and!Positive!Learning!Environment!
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One!of!my!strengths!lies!in!my!understating!of!the!passion!for!teaching!and!learning.!Each!role!that!I!
have!held!has!enabled!me!to!further!develop!my!understating!and!appreciation!of!the!faculty!who!
are!committed!to!their!scholarships,!their!teaching,!and!student!success.!
I! have! focused! on! student! success! throughout! my! career.! Some! notables! in! this! effort! include! my!
dissertation! and! technology! integration.! My! dissertation! was! designed! to! study! methodologies! of!
instruction!that!allowed!for!the!most!effective!delivery!of!instruction;!using!technology!along!with!
“flipping! the! class”! strategies! that! improved! student! learning! and! increased! retention! and!
completion.!Although!having!been!involved!in!distance!learning!for!over!10!years!we!have!move!to!
the!next!level!in!2012!by!launching!a!Virtual!Campus.!!This!expanded!opportunities!and!flexibility!
for! students! to! earn! an! entire! degree! online,! as! well! as! hundreds! of! online! courses.! Students! can!
complete! the! associate! degree! and! bachelor's! degree! programs! in! organizational! management,!
business!administration,!and!nursing!online.!The!Virtual!Campus!also!encompasses!a!wide!array!of!
online!student!services.!While!addressing!the!growth!of!onPline!instruction!and!the!need!to!ensure!
student! success,! I! instituted! Quality! Matters! (QM),! a! facultyPcentered,! continuous! improvement!
model! for! assuring! the! quality! of! online! courses! through! peer! review,! professional! development!
workshops!and!the!certification!of!courses.!This!has!improved!student!class!success!by!15%!over!
the!last!year.!!
Budgeting!and!Planning!
It!is!the!president’s!responsibility!to!ensure!the!college’s!viability!and!future!growth!by!effectively!
overseeing! the! allocation! of! resources! and! engaging! in! activities! that! tap! potential! new! funding!
sources.!I!have!always!operated!under!the!fundamental!principle!that!a!college’s!fiscal!effectiveness!
and! efficiency! is! best! handled! as! a! team! effort! with! the! expectation! for! fund! manager! to! operate!
within!their!budgets.!!This!keeps!the!process!inclusive!and!strong.!My!experience!has!allowed!me!to!
be! involved! in! all! areas! of! fiscal! matters,! responsible! to! the! state,! the! federal! government,! grant!
agencies,! and! private! donors.! In! my! current! position! as! Vice! President,! my! functions! include!
financial!management!of!the!college’s!largest!areas,!Applied!Sciences!and!Technology.!!I!am!proud!
that! under! my! leadership! these! functions! operate! efficiently,! while! at! the! same! time! growing!
through!the!implementation!of!strategic!planning!initiatives!and!development!of!new!programs.!
My!fiscal!management!capabilities!are!further!evidenced!by!the!completion,!within!budget,!of!three!
major!capital!construction!projects!P!The!KIGHT!Center!for!Emerging!Technologies!in!October!2005,!
a!$21!million!statePofPthePart!high!technology!education!facility,!The!construction!of!the!$40!million!
Treasure! Coast! Public! Safety! Complex! on! 50! acres! adjacent! to! Main! Campus,! which! serves! as! a!
national!model!for!integrated!training!in!all!areas!of!public!safety!and!law!enforcement!and!the!$20!
million! Brown! Center! for! Innovation! and! Entrepreneurship.! The! Brown! Center! a! “green”! building!
centered! on! the! theme,! “Energizing! the! Economy,”! related! to! biofuels,! solar! and! fuel! cell!
technologies,! sustainable! building! construction,! geothermal! systems,! nanotechnology! and!
entrepreneurship!development.!!
Economic!Development,!Partnership!and!Advocacy!
My! role! is! to! support! and! advocate! the! mission! of! the! college.! ! To! that! end,! I! am! involved! in! the!
community,! specifically! to! represent! the! college’s! goals! and! to! ascertain! workforce! and! other!
education/enrichment!needs!of!the!community!as!they!relate!to!the!college’s!capacity.!I!thrive!on!
representing! a! mission! which! I! have! a! personal! belief! in,! and! I! am! a! proud! advocate! of! higher!
education,! particularly! the! role! of! the! community! college! as! a! means! for! improving! individuals’!
lives.!I!effectively!and!continuously!represent!the!college’s!goals!through!speaking!at!civic!groups,!
business! organization! and! wherever! the! mission! of! the! college! may! match! the! needs! of! the!
community.!!
Fundamental!to!our!success!is!the!ability!to!listen,!recognize!needs,!and!match!needs!with!support,!
both! internally! and! externally.! Continued! commitment! from! external! constituencies! is! highly!
dependent! on! the! continued! demonstrated! success! from! the! college’s! ability! to! effectively! and!
efficiently!deliver!on!the!promises.!I!am!directly!involved!with!maintaining!and!building!upon!our!
current!relationships!with!local!business,!industry!and!our!continuing!education!offerings!and!also!
through!the!development!of!new!curricula!which!matches!their!needs.!At!this!point,!we!are!seen!as!
the! trainer/educator! of! choice! by! these! partners,! who,! in! turn,! assist! in! development! of! new! and!
additional!partnerships!within!our!community.!
Notable!results:!!
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Power! Plant! Technology! Institute! was! recognized! by! the! American! Association! of!
Community! Colleges! (AACC)! as! one! of! the! Top! Five! College! and! Corporate! Training!
Partnerships! in! the! U.S.! Developed! by! IRSC! with! Florida! Power.! The! award! recognizes!
innovation,! collaboration! and! best! practices! in! higher! education! that! merit! replication! by!
other!colleges!and!universities.!!!
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Establishment! of! the! Treasure! Coast! Hospital! Consortium,! a! partnership! that! brings!
together! five! of! the! region’s! largest! hospitals! to! support! five! fullPtime! faculty.! This!
partnership! has! resulted! in! a! 25%! (80)! annual! increase! in! nursing! graduates! and!
establishing! our! New! Respiratory! Technician! Program.! ! From! the! inception! of! the! TCHC,!
area!hospitals!have!contributed!over!$5.7!million!dollars.!!
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Partnership! with! Palm! Beach! Community! College! to! share! facilities,! faculty,! and! highPcost!
educational!resources!to!offer!Nuclear!Medicine!in!both!service!districts.!!
Fund!Raising!and!Resources!
A!Community!college’s!success!relies!on!fostering!mutually!beneficial!partnerships!to!advance!the!
college’s! role,! purpose! and! mission.! ! College! foundations! make! it! possible! for! good! things! to!
happen:! scholarship! to! impact! student! access! to! higher! education,! grants! to! keep! faculty! learning!
and! fundraising! endeavors! to! take! college! program! into! the! future.! ! A! shared! vision! between! the!
college,!the!board,!our!communities,!and!the!foundation!is!necessary!for!building!and!maintaining!a!
solid!learning!environment.!!I!have!had!the!pleasure!of!working!directly!with!the!college!foundation!
and!have!found!that!they!are!made!up!of!individuals!dedicated!to!making!a!positive!impact!for!the!
citizens! of! the! communities! they! serve.! Collaboration! between! these! groups! is! what! turns! the!
shared!vision!into!reality!and!challenges!the!college!to!keep!moving!progressively!and!innovatively!
forward.! ! In! addition,! serving! on! various! community! boards! ensures! regular! interaction! and!
increase!engagement!between!the!college!and!other!communities.!!
One!example!is!my!role!in!the!United!Way.!For!over!ten!years!I!have!served!on!the!board!of!trustees,!
chair!the!allocation!committee!and!was!the!Chairperson!for!the!2004P05!Campaign!for!the!United!
Way! of! St.! Lucie! County,! I! was! deeply! committed! to! providing! the! leadership! necessary! to! ensure!
that! we! exceeded! our! fundraising! goals! to! meet! the! needs! of! our! community! in! a! devastating!
hurricane!year.!(1.3!Million)!
Notable!results:!
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Indian!River!State!College!ranked!the!number!one!foundation!in!the!nation!2009.!
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Awarded!a!$2.9!million!National!Science!Foundation!grant!to!establish!a!Laser!and!Fiber!
Optics!Regional!Center.!
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Awarded! a! $3.1! million! National! Science! Foundation! grant! to! establish! a! Regional!
Center!for!Nuclear!Education!&!Training.!!
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Department!of!Energy,!Gateway!to!Power,!$430,000!
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Nuclear!Regulatory!Commission!Scholarship!Grant,!$90,000!!
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Nuclear!Regulatory!Commission,!Curriculum!Development!Grant,!$450,000!!
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Department!of!Labor!Banner!Center!for!Energy,!$600,000!!
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Department!of!Labor!Banner!Center!for!Homeland!Security,!$600,000.!
As! you! review! my! attached! curriculum! vitae,! you! will! find! that! the! diversity! of! tasks! and!
responsibilities!associated!with!each!position!held!has!enabled!me!to!gain!a!tremendous!amount!of!
knowledge! of! the! community! college! mission,! economic! growth,! changing! workforce! needs,! and!
collaborative! initiatives.! Finding! alternative! sources! of! funding! is! one! of! my! strengths.! I! strongly!
encourage! partnerships! and! support! entrepreneurial! initiatives! that! will! allow! for! future! growth!
and! sustainability! of! the! community! college! system.! My! experience! in! academic! leadership! as! a!
department! chair,! instructional! dean,! and! instructional! vice! president,! coupled! with! my!
involvement! in! local,! state,! and! national! issues! impacting! career! education,! has! given! me! a! full!
understanding! of! how! to! effectively! and! efficiently! deliver! postsecondary! programs! with! proven!
results.!!
I!have!earned!the!respect!and!confidence!of!students,!colleagues,!and!community!members!through!
my!strong!communication!skills!and!focused!leadership.!As!you!can!see,!not!only!do!I!possess!the!
qualifications! that! you! are! seeking,! but! I! also! possess! another! intangible! quality! –! a! sincere!
dedication! and! commitment! to! the! community! college! mission! and! the! community! the! college!
serves.!!
My!work!experiences!attest!to!my!competence,!and!my!references!will!attest!to!my!character.!I!have!
focused!my!career!on!providing!students!and!faculty!the!best!learning!environment!possible,!while!
ensuring! that,! as! a! publicly! supported! institution,! we! are! effective! and! efficient! stewards! of! that!
trust.!
I! welcome! the! opportunity! to! “showcase”! my! plan,! which! ensures! that! students! achieve! a! highP
quality! education! and! transition! smoothly! into! rewarding! careers.! After! reading! and! researching!
Bevill!State!Community!College!vision,!mission!and!goals,!I!know!I!have!the!experience,!background,!
commitment,! and! motivation! to! lead! BSCC! into! the! future.! The! bottom! line! is! that! I! am! well!
equipped!to!lead!Bevill!State!Community!College!in!ways!that!are!original,!inventive!and!visionary.!!
I!am!available!for!an!interview!at!your!earliest!convenience!and!look!forward!to!hearing!from!you.!
Sincerely,!
Alan Roberts
Alan!Roberts,!Ed.D.!
Vice!President!of!Applied!Science!and!Technology!
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Alan!Roberts,!Ed.D.!
3209!Virginia!Avenue!
Fort!Pierce,!FL!34981!
772C462C7235!
[email protected]!
772C528C9193!
3606!Chestnut!Oak!Drive!
Fort!Pierce,!FL!34981!
772C528C9193!
[email protected]!
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Education!
1999,$Doctoral$Degree,$University$of$Central$Florida,$Community$College$Curriculum$and$Instruction$$
1981,$Masters$Degree,$University$of$New$York$at$Albany,$Distributive$Education$(Occupational$
Education)$
1979,$Bachelors$Degree,$University$of$New$York$at$Albany,$Business$and$Marketing$
1977,$Associates$Degree,$North$County$Community$College,$Saranac$Lake,$New$York,$Retail$
Management$
1977,$Associates$Degree,$North$County$Community$College,$Saranac$Lake,$New$York,$Marketing$$
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Professional!Experience$
2004CPresent!!!!!Vice!President!of!Applied!Science!and!Technology,!Indian!River!State!College,!Fort!
Pierce,!FL!
Indian!River!State!College:$$$is$located$on$east$coast$of$Florida;$Florida's$Treasure$Coast,$which$
encompasses$St.$Lucie,$Indian$River,$Martin$and$Okeechobee$counties$with$more$than$600,000$residents$
and$5$campuses$spanning$four$counties$and$a$geographical$service$area$of$approximately$3,554$square$
miles.$A$public$college$offering$150$programs$leading$to$Bachelor’s$Degrees,$Associate$degrees$for$
university$transfer,$career$training$and$professional$and$personal$development.$$Continuing$a$50Zyear$
tradition$of$responsiveness$to$community$needs,$IRSC$is$committed$to$advancing$the$educational,$
cultural,$career$training,$workforce,$and$economic$development$of$its$surrounding$area.$Workforce$
oriented$Bachelor's$degrees$are$available$in$organizational$management,$public$safety$administration,$
health$care$management,$biology,$math$and$science$education,$nursing,$human$services,$and$digital$
media.$Associate$in$Arts$degrees$give$students$a$firm$foundation$for$upperZlevel$studies,$while$Associate$
in$Science$programs$provide$career$training.$Continuing$education,$cultural$events$and$campus$
organizations$supplement$the$board$spectrum$of$courses$offered$online$and$during$day,$evening$and$
weekend$hours.$12,000$fullZtime$students$and$approximately$35,000$area$residents$receive$educational$
services$each$year.$Full$service$campuses$are$located$in$Fort$Pierce,$Vero$Beach,$Stuart,$Port$St.$Lucie$
and$Okeechobee.$$Annual$budget$of$84,000,000$million;$256$full$time$faculty$and$660$adjunct$faculty,$
and$168$support$employees.$
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Vice!President!of!Applied!Science!and!Technology:$$Responsible$for$45%$of$the$$84,000,000$college$
budget;$supervise$7$deans,$15$department$chairs,$77$support$staff.$
Responsibilities:$
• Report$directly$to$the$President$and$serve$as$a$member$of$the$President’s$Cabinet$
Responsible$ to$ the$ College$ President$ for$ the$ administration$ of$ career$ and$ technical$ oriented$
instructional$ programs;$ including$ overseeing$ the$ activities$ of$ the$ divisions$ of$ Business$ and$
Industrial$ Education,$ Advanced$ Technology,$ Public$ Service$ Education,$ Economic$ Development$
and$Entrepreneurship,$and$Health$Science$
• Function$ as$ the$ line$ administrator$ for$ career$ and$ technical$ education$ divisions$ and$ oversee$
special$programs$related$to$workforce$and$economic$development$
• Administer$personnel$matters,$including$selection,$evaluation,$and$development$of$professional$
staff$ related$ to$ agriculture,$ business$ and$ office$ education,$ Business$ Development$ Center,$
Community$ and$ Corporate$ Training$ Institute,$ marketing$ and$ distribution,$ home$ economics,$
industrial$ education,$ public$ service$ education,$ health$ science$ technology,$ and$ other$ special$
occupational$programs$
• Function$ in$ a$ support$ position$ related$ to$ occupational$ instructional$ matters$ including$
recruitment,$admissions,$workforce$and$economic$development,$job$placement$and$followZup$
• Formulate$ both$ longZ$ and$ shortZrange$ plans$ related$ to$ postsecondary$ career$ and$ technical$
education$and$provides$recommendations$to$the$President$regarding$the$scope$and$direction$of$
vocational$offerings$
• Initiate$and$implement$special$vocational$projects$(grants,$contracted$projects)$designed$to$meet$
community$needs$while$fostering$workforce$and$economic$development$efforts$
• Function$in$cooperation$with$the$Associate$Vice$President$of$Planning$and$Program$Development$
in$ the$ formulation$ of$ vocational$ annual$ reports,$ funding$ guide,$ and$ other$ state$ and$ federal$
projects$
• Serve$ as$ the$ College$ representative$ for$ the$ Occupational$ Education$ Standing$ Committee$ and$
other$ statewide$ organizations$ addressing$ vocational,$ technical,$ and$ workforce$ development$
issues$
• Coordinate$the$activities$associated$with$vocational/technical$advisory$committees$
• Direct$ the$ efforts$ of$ the$ College$ related$ to$ training$ and$ economic$ development$ in$ cooperation$
with$local$government,$trade$and$labor$organizations,$and$business$and$industry$
• Oversee$ and$ control$ the$ budgetary$ process$ and$ fiscal$ management$ for$ the$ instructional$ areas$
associated$with$Applied$Science$and$Technology$
• Serve$ as$ administrative$ contact$ for$ Treasure$ Coast$ Medical$ Examiner$ and$ Victim$ Assistance$
Services$Program$
• Make$recommendations$to$the$President$on$all$personnel$matters$in$areas$under$his$supervision$
such$as$appointments,$terminations,$etc.$
• Interact$with$local,$state,$and$national$agencies$and$elected$officials$across$a$spectrum$of$topics$
and$legislation$
• Assist$ IRSC$ Foundation$ on$ fund$ raising$ for$ scholarships,$ endowed$ teaching$ chairs,$ and$ the$ new$
construction$ of$ 4$ buildings$ with$ over$ 250,000$ square$ feet$ of$ laboratory,$ office,$ and$ classroom$
space$
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Accomplishments:!
• Designated$as$the$4th$most$affordable$college$in$the$country$based$on$the$U.S.$Department$of$
Education$Affordability$and$Transparency$
• Awarded$a$$2.9$million$National$Science$Foundation$grant$to$establish$a$Laser$and$Fiber$Optics$
Regional$Center$to$help$meet$the$national$need$for$skilled$laser$and$fiber$optics$technicians$
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Ranked$Best$Colleges$for$the$past$three$years$as$the$9th$top$public$regional$college$in$the$
Southern$United$States$by$U.S.$News$and$World$
• Honored$as$a$prestigious$Achieving$the$Dream$college.$ATD$mission$is$to$help$first$generation$in$
college$and$minority$students$succeed$and$earn$degrees$leading$to$career$advancement$$
• Selected$for$Aspen$Prize$for$Community$Colleges.$Identified$as$one$of$the$top$10$community$
colleges$in$the$United$States$based$on$exceptional$student$success,$one$of$the$top$1%$of$colleges$
nationwide$in$the$running$for$the$prestigious$award$
• Southern$Association$of$Colleges$and$Schools$(SACSZCOC)$Board$of$Trustees$Reaffirmed$
accreditation$with$no$recommendation$in$2014$
• Power$Plant$Technology$Institute$was$recognized$by$the$American$Association$of$Community$
Colleges$(AACC)$as$one$of$the$Top$Five$College$and$Corporate$Training$Partnerships$in$the$U.S.$
• The$construction$of$the$$40$million$Treasure$Coast$Public$Safety$Complex$on$50$acres$adjacent$to$
Main$Campus,$which$serves$as$a$national$model$for$integrated$training$in$all$areas$of$public$
safety$and$law$enforcement$
• The$Opening$of$the$$20$million$Brown$Center$for$Innovation$and$Entrepreneurship$in$August$
2012.$The$Brown$Center$a$“green”$building$centered$on$the$theme,$“Energizing$the$Economy,”$
related$to$biofuels,$solar$and$fuel$cell$technologies,$sustainable$building$construction,$geothermal$
systems,$nanotechnology$and$entrepreneurship$development$
• Development$of$twenty$three$baccalaureate$degree$programs,$authorized$by$the$Florida$State$
Board$of$Education$in$February$2007,$accredited$by$the$Commission$on$Colleges$of$the$Southern$
Association$of$Colleges$and$Schools$(SACS)$June$2007,$which$allowed$Indian$River$Community$
College$to$become$Indian$River$State$College$
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2002C2004! Dean!of!Health!Sciences,!Indian!River!State!College,!Fort!Pierce,!FL$
Dean!of!Health!Sciences:$$Positioning$health$science$education$to$meet$the$changing$needs$of$the$
healthcare$environment$through$leadership$to$the$Health$Science$Division$in$the$areas$of$program$
development,$administration,$management,$supervision,$budget$preparation,$evaluation,$training,$and$
faculty/staff$development.$$
Responsibilities:!
• Report$directly$to$the$Vice$President$of$Applied$Science$and$Technology$
• Administer$the$various$programs$comprising$the$Health$Science$Division$ensuring$the$training,$
licensure,$and$placement,$of$qualified$health$discipline$graduates$
• Provide$leadership$in$defining$and$fulfilling$the$mission$and$vision$of$the$Division$of$Health$
Sciences$while$meeting$performance$and$accountability$goals$
• Foster$and$sustaining$an$environment$of$academic$and$professional$excellence.$
• In$collaboration$with$Health$Science$Department$Chairs,$monitor$the$course$scheduling$and$
offerings$in$the$College’s$service$area$including$enrollment,$class$size,$faculty$workload,$grade$
distributions,$and$budget$
• Function$ cooperatively$ with$ departmental$ chairpersons$ in$ developing$ and$ revising$ courses,$
updating$ curricula,$ selecting$ appropriate$ of$ instructional$ materials,$ maintaining$ advisory$
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committees,$ and$ providing$ guidance$ and$ direction$ with$ other$ matters$ related$ to$ the$ effective$
administration$of$each$program$
Organize$and$preside$over$Division$meetings$for$the$dissemination$of$information$and$facilitation$
of$discussion$for$continued$growth$and$development$of$the$Division$
Supervise$the$assessment$of$resource$needs$and$developed$departmental$budgets$including$the$
threeZyear$budget$planning$process$
Coordinate$ and$ ensure$ efficient$ preparation$ and$ timely$ handling$ of$ items$ associated$ with$
purchasing,$payroll,$course$scheduling,$and$personnel$evaluations$
Supervise$ and$ evaluated$ the$ professional$ development$ of$ instructors$ and$ support$ staff$ in$ the$
Division$of$Health$Science$
Monitor$the$course$scheduling$and$offerings$in$the$College’s$service$area$including$enrollment,$
class$size,$faculty$workload,$grade$distributions,$and$budget$
Work$ in$ collaboration$ with$ faculty,$ recommends$ curriculum$ revisions$ to$ maintain$ relevance$ of$
Division$programs$to$meet$student$and$community$needs$
Determine$ personnel$ needs$ for$ the$ Health$ Science$ Division$ and$ justifying$ recommendations$ to$
the$Vice$President$for$Applied$Science$and$Technology$
Develop$ and$ maintain$ relationships$ with$ other$ Division$ heads$ and$ collaborating$ to$ provide$
contemporary$educational$opportunities$in$the$health$science$field$
Develop,$nurture,$and$sustain$positive$liaisons$and$partnerships$with$area$hospitals,$healthZcare$
agencies,$colleges,$and$high$schools$
Maintain$current$knowledge$of$new$developments,$including$legislative$actions,$and$innovations$
in$higher$education$in$areas$impacting$the$Health$Science$Division$
Collaborate$ with$ College$ administrators,$ faculty,$ and$ staff$ to$ develop$ and$ implement$ programs$
and$courses$appropriate$to$the$needs$of$the$community$and$mission$and$goals$of$the$College$
Represent$IRSC$and$its$commitment$to$education$and$training$for$the$healthcare$community$by$
serving$ on$ appropriate$ College$ and$ community$ committees,$ boards$ and$ task$ forces,$ and$
attending$and$participating$in$relevant$community,$county,$state$and$national$events$
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Accomplishments:!
• Establishment$of$the$Treasure$Coast$Hospital$Consortium,$a$partnership$that$brings$together$five$
of$the$region’s$largest$hospitals$to$support$five$fullZtime$faculty.$This$partnership$has$resulted$in$a$
25%$(80)$annual$increase$in$nursing$graduates$establishing$New$Respiratory$Technician$Program$
• This$partnership$has$alleviated$the$nursing$shortage$on$the$Treasure$Coast$and$has$enabled$15%$
of$individuals$to$become$gainfully$employed$as$RNs.$$
• Partnership$with$Palm$Beach$Community$College$to$share$facilities,$faculty,$and$highZcost$
educational$resources$to$offer$Nuclear$Medicine$in$both$service$districts.$
• Increased$student$recruitment,$completion$and$placement$in$Health$Division$by$15%$
• Developed$first$state$wide$Nursing$Online$program$
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1998C2002! Dean!of!Business!and!Industrial!Technology,!Indian!River!State!College,!Fort!Pierce,!FL$
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Dean!of!Business!and!Industrial!Technology:!!Provide$leadership$to$the$Industrial$and$Business$Division$
in$the$areas$of$administration,$management,$supervision,$budget$preparation,$evaluation,$training,$and$
staff$development;$
Responsibilities:!
• Report$directly$to$the$Vice$President$of$Applied$Science$and$Technology$
• Responsible$ for$ the$ administration$ of$ AS$ degree$ programs$ in$ Business$ Administration$ and$
Marketing,$ Accounting$ Technology,$ Financial$ Services,$ Agriculture,$ Industrial$ Technology,$
Women’s$ Career$ Development$ Program,$ Restaurant/Hospitality$ Management,$ and$ Human$
Environmental$Science$
• Originate,$ through$ department$ chairs,$ applications$ for$ technical$ certificates$ and$ assisting,$
through$department$chairpersons,$in$the$collection$of$placement$data$for$certificate$recipients$$
• Responsible$ for$ the$ administration$ of$ instructional$ programs$ in$ Air$ Conditioning$ and$
Refrigeration,$Automotive$Technology$and$Cosmetology$
• Manage$a$variety$of$specialized$training$programs$including$the$Apprenticeships,$Environmental$
Services,$and$Commercial$Driving$
• Work$with$College$instructional$administrators$and$faculty$to$Facilitates$Economic$Development$
Training$Grants$including$Quick$Response$Training$and$Incumbent$Worker$Training$Grants$$
• Serve$as$a$resource$to$Economic$Development$entities$throughout$the$service$district$
• Function$as$the$administrator$responsible$for$the$IRSC$Professional$Career$Development$Program$
• Develop,$ with$ department$ chairpersons$ and$ Provosts,$ each$ semester's$ divisional$ schedule$ of$
courses$
• Responsible$for$promoting$and$marketing$courses$and$programs$
• Support$coZcurricular$student$activities$and$initiating$faculty$development$activities$
• Assign$departmental$responsibility$for$courses$
• Determine$ qualifications$ for$ all$ full$ and$ partZtime$ instructors$ within$ the$ Division$ and$ working$
with$ faculty$ to$ create$ individualized$ professional$ developmental$ plans$ which$ support$ discipline$
specific$instruction$
• Originate$ documentation$ for$ instructor$ and$ instructional$ aide$ appointments,$ changes$ in$ status,$
department$ chair$ assignments,$ certifications,$ overload$ pay,$ travel,$ and$ requests$ for$ additional$
personnel$$
• Originate$ paperwork$ requesting$ entry$ and$ deletion$ of$ classes$ within$ registration$ system$ and$
documentation$on$classes$concerning$instructor,$class$size,$etc.$$
• Coordinate$submission$to$curriculum$committee$of$documentation$for$courses$and$for$programs$
as$well$as$assisting$with$updating$of$the$College$catalog$
• Administer$ the$ development$ of$ threeZyear$ budget$ planning$ for$ all$ divisional$ departments$ and$
assuring$expenditure$of$funds$are$consistent$with$this$planning$
• Initiate$training$partnership$agreements$with$outside$agencies$and$assisting$in$the$development$
of$customized$training$programs$for$business$and$industry$
• Promote$submission$of$grant$applications$and$administering$resulting$grants$
• Originate,$through$department$chairpersons,$applications$for$technical$certificates$and$assisting,$
through$department$chairpersons,$in$the$collection$of$placement$data$for$certificate$recipients$
• Serve$ as$ a$ resource$ to$ the$ business$ and$ industrial$ sector$ by$ assessing$ educational$ needs$ and$
ensuring$ contemporary$ instructional$ offerings$ are$ in$ place$ and$ providing$ direction$ for$ virtual$
incubator$
• Represent$the$College$at$appropriate$professional$and$civic$meetings$
Monitor$grade$distributions$of$all$divisional$faculty$in$his$or$her$area$of$instruction$and$reviewing$
with$faculty$as$appropriate$
• Work$ cooperatively$ with$ the$ Corporate$ and$ Community$ Training$ Institute$ (CCTI)$ and$ the$ Small$
Business$ Development$ Center$ (SBDC)$ to$ establish,$ management,$ and$ grow$ the$ college’s$ virtual$
business$incubator$
! Administered$course$and$program$content,$selecting$instructors,$quality$of$instruction,$text$and$
material$selection,$course$syllabi,$instructor$evaluation,$and$interaction$with$advisory$
committees$
! Initiated$training$partnership$agreements$with$outside$agencies$and$assisting$in$the$development$
of$customized$training$programs$for$business$and$industry$$
Accomplishments:!
• The$development$of$the$Expanding$Horizons$and$the$Business$Academy$programs,$through$
which$we$provided$educational,$leadership,$and$mentorship$opportunities$to$more$than$
2,500$secondary$students$from$underserved$populations$
• Successful$recruitment$of$high$school$students$and$increased$enrollment$by$10%$of$
traditionalZaged$students$through$the$cohort$programs$developed$for$Fire$Science,$Digital$
Media,$Culinary$Arts,$Automotive$Technology,$Welding$and$Police$Science$
• Increased$in$recruitment$by$15%$of$homeZschooled,$GED,$and$adult$high$school$students$
through$unique$programs$as$the$Entrepreneur$Institute$and$Industrial$Technology,$which$
were$developed$by$engaged$faculty$within$my$division$
• Development$$Small$Business$Development$Center$serving$customize$training$to$over$1200$
community$organization$and$businesses$annual$$
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Faculty/Teaching!Experience:!!
1991Z1998,$Professor/Department$Chair,$Indian$River$State$College,$Business$and$Accounting$
1988Z1991,$Adjunct$Instructor,$Indian$River$State$College,$Computer$Science$and$Business$
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Community!Activities:$
Big$Brothers$Big$Sisters$Program$Z$CoZsponsor,$1990$Z$1994$$
Chamber$of$Commerce$Z$Member,$1994Z1999$
Committee$for$a$Sustainable$Treasure$Coast$Z$CoZChair,$1997Z1998$
Exchange$Club’s$Z$Member,$1995Z1998$$
Hospice$Z$Board$Member,$1998Z2000$
Relay$for$Life$Z$CoZCaptain,$1995$
Rotarian,$St.$Lucie$County$Z$Member,$1997Z2000$
Solar$and$Energy$Loan$Fund$Z$Board$Member,$2010ZPresent$
United$Way,$St.$Lucie$County,$Allocation$Committee$Z$Chairperson,$2008$
United$Way,$Saint$Lucie$County$Z$Chairperson,$2004Z2005$
United$Way,$Saint$Lucie$County$Z$Board$Member,$2009ZPresent$
YMCA$Z$Board$Member,$1999Z2001$
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Awards/Honors:!
Business$and$Industry$Outstanding$Partnership$Chamber$of$Commerce,$2011$
Edgar$L.$Fleming$Outstanding$Leadership,$2003$
Expanding$Horizons$Leadership$Award,$2000$
National$Alliance$of$Community$and$Technical$Colleges$Outstanding$Leadership,$2010$
Teacher$of$the$Month,$IRCC,$1994$
Leadership!Programs:$
Enlighten$Leadership$Training$for$Administrators,$Employee$Development$Program$(EDP),$Ongoing$
Leadership$Academy,$“The$Chair$Academy”,$2004$$
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Grant!Accomplishments:$
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• Department$of$Energy$Gateway$to$Power$$Z$$430,000$
• Department$of$Labor$Banner$Center$for$Energy$Grant$Z$$600,000$$
• Department$of$Labor$Grant$Z$$589,401,$development$and$expansion$of$innovative$training$
programs$that$lead$to$jobs$in$manufacturing,$science,$technology,$engineering$and$math$
• Department$of$Labor$Banner$Center$for$Homeland$Security$Grant$Z$$600,000$$
• National$Science$Foundation$Grant,$Laser$and$Fiber$Optics$Regional$Center$Z$$2.1$million$$
• National$Science$Foundation$Planning$Grant$for$Regional$Center$for$Nuclear$Education$$Z$$75,000$$
• National$Science$Foundation$Grant,$Regional$Center$for$Nuclear$Education$&$Training$Z$$3.1$
million$$
• National$Science$Foundation$Planning$Grant$for$Regional$Center$for$Nuclear$Education$and$
Training$(PI)$Z$$$75,000$
• Nuclear$Regulatory$Commission$Scholarship$Grant$Z$$$90,000$$
• Nuclear$Regulatory$Commission$Curriculum$Development$Grant$Z$$450,000$$
• United$Way$Campaign$Fund$Drive,$St.$Lucie$County$Z$1.3$million$
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Selected!Professional!Activities:!
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Occupational$Education$Standing$Committee$–$Chairperson,$2005Z2007$
Solar$and$Energy$Loan$Fund$–$Board$Member,$2010$to$present$
Southern$Association$of$Colleges$and$Schools$–$Accreditation$Committee$Review$Team,$2013$
State$Workforce$and$Performance$Funding$Committee$–$Chairperson,$2010$to$present$
United$Way,$St.$Lucie$County,$Allocations$Committee$–$Chairperson,$2009,$2011$and$2012$
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Selected!Colleges!Activities:$
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Chaired$numerous$college$committee’s$and$work$groups$
Distributive$Education$Clubs$of$America$(DECA)$Z$Chief$Advisor,$1994$to$1996$
Florida$Association$of$Community$Colleges$Z$President,$$local$chapter$(Regional$Chapter$of$the$Year),$
1999$
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Publications:!
“Career$Pathways$for$the$Adult$Learner”,$2001$
“Recruit$Positive$Attitudes”,$1995$
$“Warm$Up$to$Making$Cold$Calls”,$1994$
“Strength$Training$High$School$Athletes”$1988$
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Selected!Workshop/Conference!Presentations:!
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Presentations:$
Best$Practices$in$Building$Industry$Partnerships,$Administrator$Training$Workshop,$Orlando,$April$2012$
Career$Pathways,$OESC$Annual$Meeting,$Orlando,$2007$$
Colleges$roll$in$Economic$Development,$Occupational$Education,$2010$$
Engaged$at$Every$Stage$of$Entrepreneurship,$NACCE,$Phoenix,$AZ,$October,$2014$$
Growing$Entrepreneurs$in$the$Community,$NACCE,$Phoenix,$AZ,$October,$2014$
Leadership$Essentials,$COSE,$Annual$Meeting,$Sanibel$Island,$2006$$
Motivating$your$staff,$Las$Vegas,$UNWWA,$1998$$
Practical$Interdisciplinary$Exercise,$WDI,$AACC,$St.$Petersburg’s,$FL,$2013$$
Recruiting$Women$&$Minorities$into$STEM$Fields,$Progress$Energy$STEM$Workshop,$Orlando,$FL,$
October$2012$$$$
The$21st$Century$Role$of$Community,$Standing$Committee,$Tampa,$FL,$October$2012$
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References:!
Upon!Mutual!agreement.!
Current Employer
1988- present
Indian River State College
Supervisor
Edwin Massey
Home:
Business:
Mailing Address:
E-mail:
President, Indian River Community College
772-567-7512
772-462-4701
3209 Virginia Ave, Fort Pierce, Fl 34981
[email protected]
Professional References
Edwin Massey
Home:
Business:
Mailing Address:
E-mail:
President, Indian River Community College
772-567-7512
772-462-4701
3209 Virginia Ave, Fort Pierce, Fl 34981
[email protected]
Paul O’Brien
Home:
Business:
Mailing Address:
E-mail:
CIF, Vice President
772-216-8280
772-462-7830
3209 Virginia Ave. Fort Pierce, Fl 34981
[email protected]
Jose Farinos
Home:
Business:
Mailing Address:
E-mail:
Dean
772-528-9320
772-462-7611
3209 Virginia Ave. Fort Pierce, Fl 34981
[email protected]
Anthony Iacono
Home:
Work:
Mailing Address:
E-Mail
Vice President
722-216-0731
772-464-5300
3209 Virginia Ave. Fort Pierce, Fl 34981
[email protected]
Helen Wild
Home:
Business:
Mailing Address:
E-Mail:
Assistant Superintendent
772-370-0627
772-429-3913
South Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34951
[email protected]
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