(11/2016- Today). Executive Director, Long Island Educational Opportunity Center (LIEOC) Farmingdale State College, SUNY, New York
The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the Long Island Educational Opportunity Center (LIEOC), located in Farmingdale, Brentwood and Hempstead. LIEOC is an adult education facility that serves the academic and vocational training needs of low-income residents of New York. The Executive Director report to the President of Farmingdale State College/SUNY or his/her designee. The Executive Director is responsible for all areas of institutional operations and development.
- Supervise all areas of the institution, including Academic Affairs, Business Affairs, Facility Operations, Student Support, and Research and Development.
- Establish long- and short-term goals for the LIEOC that are consistent with SUNY EOC Guidelines and objectives and those of the sponsoring college.
- Develop policies relating to the operation of the Center.
- Prepare and administer the LIEOC budget and adhere to budgetary policy in accordance with the New York State Finance Law and procedures.
- Direct and supervise the recruitment, selection, and recommendation of all new staff members according to established Farmingdale State College human resource policies and procedures.
- Recommend reappointment, promotion, dismissal, salaries, and other matters of concern related to individuals and departments within the LIEOC.
- Review and evaluate curricula and programs within the Center.
- Direct and supervise institution-wide strategic planning, program research and development, analytical research studies, as well as the development, implementation, and evaluation of grant proposals.
- Direct matters relating to program accreditation, grants, affiliations, and articulation agreements with off-campus agencies.
- Develop favorable and cooperative relationships between the LIEOC and public, private, and nonprofit organizations, including professional associations and agencies.
(09/12- 9/2016) Director, International and Diversity Institute (IDI), Dowling College
Promote research in international comparative studies, design cultural sensitive training for k-12 educators, higher education and health industry. Connections with the Global Community, webinars, Long Island Latino summit and the Women in Leadership Symposium. Received grant for student awareness of different cultures.
- Report directly to the Dean and to Chief Financial Officer as a Director of the IDI
- Serve as a Director of Institute of International Studies and Diversity
- Develop policies and short-/long-range plans and negotiate international agreements
- Foster consensus among faculty and across departments and administrative levels
- Build partnerships within the College, with local/national constituents and with international organizations (e.g. Organization of American States, USAID)
- Promote research in international comparative studies
- Design cultural sensitive training for K-12 educators, higher education and health industry
- Connected with the global community via webinars
- Received grant for Student Awareness of Different Cultures (09/2012)
- Participated as sponsor at Tri-State Women in Leadership Symposium (03/2013)
- Developed and prepared the Long Island Latino Summit I & II & III to motivate High School Latino students go to higher education (05/2013, 11/2013, 11/2014)
- Developed and prepared the College Diversity Summit, to motivate high school students to go to college (03/14)
(09/09 –08/11) Chair, Department of Educational Administration, Leadership and Technology. As a department chair, I was charged with looking at the big picture: looking at the department as a whole and at the department's relationship to the college. But I was also charged with managing the day-to-day operation of the department. There is much to balance as chair: the small tasks with the large vision, and also the job of being the chair with the continuing jobs of being a teacher and scholar, activities such as:
· Department governance and office management (shared governance, management of staff, administrative tasks). Taking time for the department to consider what its goals are, and if those goals are being met (an ongoing concern, with some formal attention every year). A strategic plan was presented during my tenure and posted on the web as well as in the offices. The faculty participated on several committees to reach specific goals.
· Curriculum and program development (instruction, research, service, planning, scheduling, department assessment, accreditation and program review, graduate dissertations).
· Faculty (recruitment, hiring, promotion, tenure, retention, evaluation, scheduling, discipline, and conflict mediation).
· Students (recruitment, retention, student organizations, and learning outcomes)
· Financial Management
Achievements during my tenure:
· Agreement with International Organization – in 2010 the agreement with the Organization of American States was signed. Under this agreement Dowling received international students to pursue the Certificate in Computers in Education.
· Increased enrollments for the Certificate in Instructional Technology courses 33% and online courses in Leadership certificates begun and 30% of the population of those courses are not taken it online.
· New marketing strategies for our programs using social media such as Linked, Facebook and Twitter.
· Strategic plan for the department
· Developed a new Master‘s program, Masters in Educational Technology Leadership.
· Coordinated and edited the department newsletter that has helped to connect with our students, alumni and prospective students. Now it is published once a year.
· Promoted workshops for doctoral students supporting their work with their dissertation were implemented: IRB, writing style, uses of APA. Workshops were successful - doctoral graduation rate went from 78% to 87% at the third year.
· Hosted new meeting to connect with the community (Suffolk Women Leadership).
· Committed to diversity (24% of our courses are diverse students (2008) to 30% in 2011, higher than 20% average of the Long Island)
(01/93-06/97) Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) Mexico City, Mexico (Full-time tenured professor) Associate Director - Finance Center’s Graduate School of Business (08/96 - 06/97) · Successfully connected with the start-up business community as well as wealthy business communities, thus bringing prestige and admiration to Monterrey Tech’s Graduate Business School
· Created a system of “membership” where financial professionals could take free workshops and receive advice from professors by paying an annual fee. The system was a success and helped the university to grow economically.
6/92 - 12/92 Mexican Department of Labor, Mexico City, Mexico. Division Head
Division Head, Programming, Budget and Evaluation. Analyzed, designed and developed a budget to support unemployment reduction program.
01/89 - 01/90 Novi Creations, Lima, Peru. Business Manager Business Manager. Conducted marketing research, designed programs to increase productivity and developed market strategies at women’s clothing factory.
01/88 - 12/88 Southern Peru Copper Corporation, Toquepala, Peru. Management Trainee. Management Trainee. Market research; analyzed information system at retail store servicing local mining community.