Thank you for visiting my digital portfolio.  I am a great believer in the power of metacognition for self-improvement.  I have therefore implemented ePortfolio systems at numerous universities and assisted many faculty and students with creation of their portfolios.  This site is therefore a "practice what you preach" project.  Similarly, I have created the Higher Education Leadership Learning Online (HELLO) Community to assist other higher education leaders with reflections, sharing resources and articles, networking and mutual support.

The site has been constructed over many years.  Embedded within its pages you will find many examples of my work and links to rich external information.  It is structured around the most common qualifications expected of job candidates to make it easier for search committees to find the information they need.  

Executive Summary

Having served on numerous search committees for many senior academic administrators I understand the challenge of this work. From my own experience, once assured that a candidate has the education, appropriate employment history, skills and experience to do the job, personal character - such as vision and motivation, leadership and management skills, personality, ethics, and what excites the candidate about their chosen career, is of primary interest.

As a first-generation student who is eternally grateful for the opportunities provided me by a good education, I am driven to pay these opportunities forward. As a result, my professional mission is to promote social justice by increasing access to a quality education that students can successfully complete to improve the quality and productivity of their lives. The focus of my career has therefore been on improving faculty knowledge and skills, degree access, the quality of teaching, course & curricular design, learning spaces, and student support services.

I have worked with and learned from many wonderful faculty, administrators and staff at a variety of institutions and believe, based on my unique background and experience, that I can help craft the vision, supportive policies and appropriately directed resources to create an exceptional educational institution.

In my vision statement I offer some potential strategies that could distinguish an institution of higher education within the marketplace. I also outline some of the common higher education challenges that need to be addressed to create an institution with a national reputation as a leader in higher education.

For a complete overview of my credentials please download a copy of my C.V. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.




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