Innovative - Creative - Effective, are words that supervisors, references, and evaluators have used in describing Fred's approaches. Fred brings thought diversity to an organization.
Fred brings ability and experience for community & industry engagement development.
Fred can think about achieving an objective differently than most other people will consider the task. Here are some examples:
Strategic Partnerships & Strategic Engagement planning:
Industry & Community Engagementfor the University
Developing Experiential Education programs & infrastructure
Fred represents a progressively responsible background in the business environment combined with six years of University experience. Much of his resume describes initiating contact, building opportunities, and bridging gaps. These are the skills necessary to build private & community engagement with the University's programs and interests. Demonstrated ability with large organizations, varying constituencies, strong interpersonal written & verbal communication skills enable Fred to work with Chambers of Commerce, Regional governance & development organizations, organizations in business and industry to engage with colleges, internships, experiential education, recruiting, research & development, business incubation and expansion; to involve the college and its students; ultimately benefitting advancement and college programs.
Fred has a Master's in Higher Education Administration, and is completing his Doctorate in Public Administration, providing him with an understanding of Campus politics and processes. He worked with projects at MTSU involving staff, faculty, and research, and innovation; providing Fred practical experience in introducing change and building consensus with campus stakeholders. Later Fred worked with projects at the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), interacting with administrators and faculty across Tennessee's state and community colleges for project completion. Fred worked in business for nearly twenty years. The two experience streams serve well in advancing industry & community engagement or developing experiential education programs.
Fred'sStrengths & Competencies - What Fred offers.
Fred's first formal organizational leadership textbook. A base for learning and building.
This links to Bruce Benson's (CUPresident) Op-ed in theWall Street Journal, describing the urgency for higher education to adopt a business mindset- FRED bringsbusiness mindset to a position.
Accustomed to working under deadlines, time constraints, pressure, and volatile situations.
Addresses challenges with reason and rational management efforts.
Persuasive advocate for successful outcomes and processes.
Effective oral and written communicator, presenter, teacher- trainer and power-point user.
Initiativetaker, independent self tasked manage & outcome focused.
Data interpretive; focused on identifying how processes work and can be resolved.
Developer : Training materials, operating procedures, performance scripts, and guidelines.
Multiple task manager simultaneously bringing projects to successful completion.
Maintains regularity, compliance, accountability and confidential information security.
Supports processes; legal, investigative, authoritative, and collaborative efforts.
Fredisparticularly focused on student persistence, retention, organizational, administrative, boundary, and governance scholarship.
Organizational leaders want to know if a candidate :
CAN DO the job,
WILL DO the job,
WILL FIT into the organization.
These are the questions employers and candidates have to wrestle in the interview.
Strategic Engagement Partnership Planning
What is behind these labels?
Thinking about these items does not require much time or cost, just questions posed and boundaries reconsidered. Fred finds that much of accomplishing a task, is simply getting people to stop and reflect on what is being asked, and reconsider the options for performance.
Diversity is a range of difference. Thinking differently is a form of diversity, perhaps the most important diversity necessary, if your mission involves solving problems and meeting objectives.
Resource materials Fred accessed in honing leadership & collaborative practices.