Lead Dean, Student Services
I have been with Broward College for 26 years and have served as Dean of Student Services, South Campus; Director, Title V Solo Grant; Lead Administrator for Student Services for the Pines and Weston Centers; Associate Registrar; and Associate Dean of Enrollment Services, South Campus.
Provide leadership for all of the Student Services Deans and their staff located at all of the various campus offices of Student Services across Broward College.
What does diversity and inclusion mean to you? How do you promote it? One of the beautiful aspects of working at a community college in a diverse community such as ours is the opportunity to interact with and learn from people of different backgrounds and cultures. To me, Broward College embodies diversity from our open door admissions policy, the myriad of academic programs and co-curricular opportunities, and the faculty and staff that comprise the Broward College family. Through the above, the college provides multiple options for members of our community from any walk of life to reinvent themselves through education.
As prospective students and their families engage us, it is vitally important that we in-turn engage each individual with respect and provide the 'just-in-time' services/support for the students' transition and subsequent success. As a result, we in Student Services are in the process of transforming how services are provided both in Admissions and Academic Advising. In Admissions, we are moving to a concierge approach that includes an increased focus on students' dream jobs/careers coupled with program/pathway information. In Academic Advising, all currently enrolled students are being assigned to a pathway academic advisor utilizing case management resources and techniques to support students through graduation. To me, both of the above efforts support inclusion as these strategies contribute to students being 'included within a group or structure', which aid student retention and persistence.
Dream Partner for Lunch – Michelle Obama
Favorite Book – The Seat of the Soul, Gary Zukav
Last Book Read – Mindset – The New Psychology of Success, Carol S. Dweck
Favorite TV Shows – CBS Sunday Morning, This is Us, Super Soul Sunday
Favorite Song – Ain't No Stopping us Now, We are on the Move
Hobbies – reading, walking, spending time with family
Favorite Quote - I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel – Maya Angelou
Fantasy Career - Open a small coffee shop with healthy sweets