Business intelligence tools, integrated with a culture of appreciative inquiry (framework, process, and principles) helped a community college not only increase its enrollment but also secure additional funding.
I am currently serving as the Director of Analytics & Decision Support at Houston Community College (HCC) as of May 2021. Priorto HCC, I served as Assistant Director, Institutional Research at the Univeristy of Houston - Downtown (UHD). My career swithed from corporate to higher education when I was hired as a CIT adjunct professor at the Kingwood campus of Lone Star College (LSC) in November 2009 . This opportunity led to a new role as Sr. Analyst in the department of Analytics and Institutional Research (AIR) of LSC's System Office in January 2014. My experience in IT began in 1988 when I was hired as a developer for McDonnell Douglas. Since then I have worked as an Oracle ERP and SAP Administration consultant for Price Waterhouse (1993 – 1997) and as a BI technical manager/consultant for Oracle (1997 – 2002) which prepared me to work as an independent consultant (2004-2014) before being hired by LSC. I am a graduate of the second cohort of LSC -LEAD. The LSC-LEAD 2016-2017 cohort helped me to learn the uniqueness of Lone Star College’s administration and governance to align with studies in community college leadership (governance, administration, strategic planning). I recently earned my educational doctorate in Community College Leadership from the Roueche Graduate Center of the National American University on December 15, 2017. My latest academic achievement is a second Master of Science in Analytics as a member of the Texas A&M Analytics 2020 Cohort. With this masters and my first masters from the University of Houston-Clear Lake in Computer Science and my bachelors from the University of Houston-Downtown in Applied Mathematics combined with my doctorate in education, I am preparing for the next goal of my career which is to offer actionable data insights through data science which is the intersection of mathematics, computer science, and a subject matter (with education as my subject matter).