M ELVYN D. H ARDING 505 E. 60th Drive Merrillville, IN 46410 (219) 779-0022 email@example.comObjective: To apply innovative management and leadership skills in an environment conducive toprofessional growth and personal development. MANAGEMENT SKILLSGrant Writing Staff Recruitment & Retention Data base ManagementStrategic Planning Annual Performance Reporting Training & DevelopmentSummative Evaluation Experienced Leadership Conflict ResolutionStaff Development Networking Organizational DevelopmentVisionary Resource Acquisition Web Master PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCEPURDUE UNIVERSITY CALUMET — Hammond, IN“Leading the way in Student Success”Director, Educational Talent Search, July 1996 to Present Supervision of professional, clerical, paraprofessional, and temporary staff. Direct fiscal operations, program, and budget development. Prepare annual performance report for submission to U.S. Dept. of Education. Provide staff training on trends in postsecondary education. Develop, plan, and coordinate college tours, financial aid nights, parent workshops, mentor program, summer enrichment, and other outreach activity. Implementation and management of department electronic database. Supervision of parent advisory board functioning. Professional liaison to secondary and postsecondary institutions. Key Results: Has met or exceeded core program objectives in all program years since my inception as Director of the program. Developed template and provided direction for implementation of digital archiving of print materials to create a more efficient work environment. Wholly developed and provides daily maintenance of department web page. Implemented mechanisms to ensure a broad audience is captured via this medium. Expanded fiscal resource pool via acquisition of monetary gifts, in-kind donations, and other public grant programs from a diverse clientele of philanthropic agencies. Has increased visibility of the program and expanded networking pool each fiscal year. The program is supported by a professional network of intra-university, local, regional, state, and national professional liaisons. Successful in planning, development, and submission of grant funding proposal (every four years) during the years of 1997, 2001, 2005, and 2010 to the U.S. Dept. of Education. Leveraged resources to provide structural upgrades to staff offices and reception area (2006). Has been recognized and awarded for “best practices” by the university and state professional and regional associations for exemplary programming.
MELVYN HARDING Phone: (219) 779-0022 Page 2 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (CONTINUED)PURDUE UNIVERSITY CALUMET — Hammond, IN“Experiences for a Lifetime”Adjunct Faculty, September 2005 - 2010 Provide instruction, motivation, and guidance for targeted at-risk college students via lecture, online, and electronic mediums for freshman seminar course. Topics covered include effective time management/prioritization, critical thinking, goal-setting, technology integration, leveraging and maximizing campus resources, self-empowerment, and plan of study development. Key Results: Using the Blackboard online course planning tool, I successfully developed a virtual classroom inclusive of digital delivery of key course components. Course evaluations feedback from students has been overwhelmingly positive. Assisted in increasing the PUC freshman retention rate for this targeted population from Fall to Fall semesters as evidenced by annual reports by the Center for Student Achievement. Integration of cutting edge activities to enhance a dynamic curriculum which is geared toward student success. EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONSPURDUE UNIVERSITY CALUMET — Hammond, INDoctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Educational Administration, (Completed 12 hours)BALL STATE UNIVERSITY — Muncie, INMaster of Arts (MA) in Political Science, 1990BALL STATE UNIVERSITY — Muncie, INBachelor of Science (BS) in Legal Administration, 1988 OF NOTEProfessional Development:Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (MAEOPP) & Indiana TRIO:Technology Taskforce Chair (2011-12), Lake County (IN) College Success Coalition (Present), AfricanAmerican Student Achievement Conference (AASC) co-chair (2011), Collaborating partner-Latino StudentLeadership Institute (2011-12), Northwest Indiana Partnership Compact (Feb. 2011), Summit Participant:One Region, One Voice, Education Summit (Feb. 2011-12),Project Evaluator: Indiana Academy for Parent& School Leadership (2011), KIPP|LEAD monthly leadership series speaker (Dec. 2010), Mock interviewfacilitator: Goodwill Industries of Michiana (Apr. 2010), Workshop Moderator: Council for Opportunity inEducation Annual Conference, San Diego, CA (Sep. 2010), Subcommittee member: Lakeshore ClassicCollege Fair (2009-11), Team Leader: Annual Policy Seminar (TRIO Programs) (2000-),Supervise forSuccess Managerial Certification (2009), Indiana Coalition for Blacks in Higher Education, member, BallState University Alumni Association, member, Annual contributor to the United Way Campaign, Councilfor Opportunity in Education (Annual Fair Share contributor), Co-Chair, Taskforce on Athletics, PurdueUniversity Calumet, March 2007, Northwest Indiana pre-college programs task force (2006 – 2007),Northwest Indiana Beverage Merchants Association, member scholarship committee (2007), BoardMember, MAEOPP Education Foundation (2004-06, Nominations & elections chair (2004), and PublicRelations Chair (2005), Served as a Reader for the 2003 Upward Bound (TRIO) grant proposal competition,Administrative/Professional Staff Ambassador (present), Has served on numerous Search Committees forthe recruitment/hiring of personnel, Campus Life Committee member (2004), Student Services Evaluation
MELVYN HARDING Phone: (219) 779-0022 Page 3Committee (2003-04), Diversity Task Force Member (Purdue Calumet, 2002-04), Enhancing MinorityAttainment (task force member, 2001-2003), Coordinator, annual College Goal Kick-off (2000-2005), ScoreBoard Operator, Gary Steelheads CBA basketball team (2000-2006),Northwest Indiana Youth AdvisoryCouncil (2000-2002), Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (MAEOPP)Web master (2000-Present), Conference Program Chair (2000-01), Planning & Development Chair (1999)Faculty member, Training Institute (200-2004), Special Concerns chair (1999-2000), Gang PreventionAdvisory Board (2000-2001)Honors & Awards: Service Recognition Award, Salvation Army of East Chicago (May 2011) Outstanding Community Service Recipient, Indiana Parenting Institute (April 2011) Subcommittee Chair, African American Student Achievement Conference (February 2011) Service Recognition Award received via Centier Bank for coordinating “Reality Store” (May 2010) Emcee, Annual Service Recognition Ceremony for Purdue Calumet Retirees, (2008,2009, 2010) Program Emcee, Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (MAEOPP) annual President’s Banquet (2006 & 2009) Purdue University Calumet, Service Recognition Award for 15 years of service, (May 2008) Purdue University Calumet, Student Affairs Employee of the Month, (May 2007) School City of East Chicago (IN), Eighteenth Academic Bowl, host facilitator, October 2007 Purdue University Calumet Black Student Union, recognition for service, (April 2003) Purdue University Calumet, Service Recognition Award for 10 years of service, (January 2003) Toastmasters International honoree, Success Communication & Success Leadership Series: Parliamentary Procedure in Action (1998) MAEOPP Emerging Leaders Institute graduate (1997)Skills: Accomplished grant writer via acquisition of funds/in-kind services from public and private entities. Experienced speaker and presenter on various subject matter including, college preparation, financial aid/scholarship search, college survival for first generation/low income populations, and parent/school engagement. Proficient in Windows-based computer applications including Microsoft Word, Publisher, Quicken, PowerPoint, Access, and Excel in addition to network applications MS Outlook, web Vista, Blackboard, & BANNER (student information system). Experience using Microsoft Front Page, Print Shop, Adobe Acrobat, Publisher and other multimedia applications Proficiency in web-based presentation software including Sliderocket and Prezi as well as survey development/dissemination utilizing web-based services (Qualtrics and Survey Monkey) Maintenance of web page content for department unit and state professional association: www.purduecal.edu/talent & www.indianatrio.orgPresentations: Program guest, “The Missing Link” morning radio show (WLTH 1370am), where I discussed educational opportunity programs and the political and social climates which impact funding, February 2012 “Decoding the “I” Generation”, presented to attendees of the Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel professional conference, Abbey Resort, Fontana WI, November 2011 and to attendees of the Indiana TRIO Professional Conference, Embassy Suites, Indianapolis, May 2011 Introductory Facilitator, African American Student Achievement Conference, presented to 7-9th graders as part of inaugural activities hosted by Purdue University Calumet, February 2012 and February 2011
MELVYN HARDING Phone: (219) 779-0022 Page 4 Program guest, Calumet Perspectives public television show, where I discussed the Educational Talent Search TRIO/educational opportunity program with host Craig Blohm, November 14, 2010 “Mapping out my plan for success: A College Preparation Guide”, presented to Hammond, IN high school students during an orientation for summer work experience program, June 2010 & 2011 “Taking the next step: Strategies for ensuring college readiness”, presented to high school seniors at Central High School (East Chicago, IN) as part of a H.I.P.H.O.P. event, March 2010 “Making the Grade: Strategies for African American males as they prepare for college entry”, presented to students at the East Chicago (IN) Public Library, September 2009 “Everything I needed to know before I walk on campus”, presented to high school students that attended the MOTTEP Youth Summit, October 2009 “Critical Thinking: An exercise in common sense”, presented annually to 6th graders that attend the school city of Hammond (IN) public schools 4x per year (2002-2008) “Early Awareness: What you should know about getting into college”, funded wholly by a grant received from Chase Bank, presented to parents and participants of the Indiana 21st Century/GEAR-UP program, July 2007 Parental discretion advised: Why Parents are the key to their child’s success”, presented to the National Coalition of Title I Chapter Parents, March 2007 “The TRiO office in 2006: Staying ahead of the game…….suggestions for a more efficient work environment”, presented to the Illinois Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel, May 2005 “Sing and Tell my Story: A History of African Americans in Hammond (IN)”, a panel discussion at the Hammond Public Library, February 2004 “Making a difference through collaboration” presentation at the Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (MAEOPP) annual conference, November 2004 “Making Cents out of Scholarships” presentation at the Indiana Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (IMAEOPP) annual conference, April 2003 “College Goal Kick-off Assembly” emcee and host of annual pep rally at target schools to promote financial aid awareness, 1998-2004Grant writing/proposals: U.S. Department of Education, Title IV TRiO/Educational Opportunity Programs: Educational Talent Search Program, August 1997 received $1,000,000 Educational Talent Search Program, August 2001, received $1,200,000 Educational Talent Search Program, August 2005, received $1,484,000 Educational Talent Search Program, August 2011, $1,725,000 Wal-Mart Foundation, February 2012 received $1000 to conduct college readiness initiatives United Parcel Services (UPS), October 2011 received $5,000, to conduct targeted college readiness initiatives for participants in the Educational Talent Search TRiO program Foundations of East Chicago (IN), April 2012 received $1500 (gift donation), November 2010 received $7,500, and November 2009 $10,000, to conduct college readiness initiatives via collaborations with local entities Legacy Foundation College Readiness fund, May 2012 $16000 (pending), May 2011, received $1000, May 2010, received $10,000; May 2009, received $15,000 to conduct an array of college readiness activities for local youth including SAT/ACT preparation, financial literacy, and academic tutroing McKinney-Vento Homeless Youth Services: January 2012, received $2500, May 2011, received $4000, May 2010, received $2,100; May 2009, received $3,200; May 2008, received $7,500 to provide access to college readiness programs for targeted Hammond (IN) youth State of Indiana, Summer Food Service Program: July 2011, received $1800 reimbursement, July 2010, received $1,800; July 2009, $2,500 reimbursement; July 2007, received $1,900 reimbursement City of Hammond, IN Office of Community Development Block Grant, January 2012 ($9500 pending), May 2009, received $11,000