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William Edward Coppola

Lone Star College ­ Kingwood 20000 Kingwood Drive Kingwood, Texas 77339 281-312-1652 bill [email protected] 3307 Spring Manor Drive Kingwood, Texas 77345 281-790-5506 (c) 281-360-7333 (h) [email protected]

Education 1999 1989 1979 1977 Ph.D. M.Ed. B.A. University of North Texas University of North Texas Michigan State University New York Institute of Tech. Higher Education Administration Vocational/Occupational Education Telecommunications Communications

Professional Experience September 2009 to present Executive Director of Academic Partnerships and Initiatives Lone Star College ­ Kingwood, Kingwood, Texas

Lone Star College-Kingwood is a suburban, comprehensive community college that is part of a 5 college system north of Houston, Texas. The college serves over 9200 students, has 115 full time faculty and a budget of approximately $23 million. Executive Director of Academic Partnerships and Initiatives Serve as the chief college officer for the LSC-Kingwood campus reporting to the president and working closely with the vice presidents for instruction and student services; instructional deans; dept. chairs and the business services office. Provides leadership, budgetary management, and oversight of major college partnerships and initiatives. Responsibilities Develop effective P-16 academic initiatives with the college's five partner independent school district and colleges/universities; Development of cross-college student academic and student support initiatives that improve student retention, completion and graduation, and employment/transfer; Serve as the liaison between the academic divisions, administration, faculty and ISD senior administration; Work closely with the Texas Higher Education Agency (TEA) and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to assure that all reporting and compliance issues are addressed; Accountability to the community and the system for the projects associated with the passing of a $420 million bond; Serve as the chief administrator, and coordinator in the construction of two new buildings on our campus, as well as the construction of an off-site location and the renovation of one building. Vice President of Instruction ­ Chief Academic Officer Lone Star College ­ Kingwood, Kingwood, Texas

June 2006 to September 2009

Serve as the chief academic officer of the college reporting to the president. Provides leadership in the planning, development, implementation, and assessment of educational offerings, academic programs, continuing education and institutional research and planning.

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Responsibilities As a member of the Presidents Executive Group, makes recommendations that guide current operations and future direction of the college; Provides academic leadership and vision for the college; Promotes an environment supportive of the college mission and vision, including a focus on teaching excellence and student success; Ensures the quality of instructional programs as assigned, which may include: credit transfer and workforce education programs; continuing education workforce and leisure programs; faculty initiatives and professional development; academic support and extended learning; assessment; external accreditation compliance; dual credit/school partnerships, and institutional effectiveness; Hires, evaluates, and directs instructional deans and other academic personnel as assigned; Participates in college-wide budget development, planning and implementation for instructional departments; Serves as the college's academic representative to external constituencies; Represents the college on system-wide councils; Works with other Academic Vice Presidents and the Vice Chancellor for Student Success to establish system-wide protocols for faculty hiring, workload, and other issues; Selected Accomplishments Developed and implemented Achieving the Dream strategies including student success course, intervention system, math computer lab; Increased workforce enrollments through Liberty County Workforce Academy, as well as expanding dual credit offerings to the college's rural ISD's; Increase in nursing program by receiving grant and implementing only online ADN program in State; Expanded Respiratory Therapy program by opening only evening program in area, accepted 2 cohorts; Created office of institutional effectiveness, inclusion and equity to address the growing Hispanic population in our area and college; Increase use of technology at the college by supporting college grants for purchasing space in Second Life.

June 2003- June 2006

Dean of Instruction, Math, Science and Health Care Lone Star College ­ Kingwood, Kingwood, Texas

Report directly to the Vice-President for Educational Programs & Student Development, provides overall leadership, budget management, planning, and administration for an academic division (41 full-time faculty and approximately 75 adjuncts) and 4.2 million dollar budget. Disciplines include: Math, Developmental Math, Sciences, Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Occupational Therapy and Respiratory Care. Responsibilities Provide leadership for budget development and administration; curriculum; schedule development and section management; Working with program directors, responsible for accreditation compliance in multiple health care programs; Provides Leadership for instructional areas in division through planning, development, implementation, and evaluation. Fosters a culture of continuous performance improvement and feedback to ensure curriculum integrity, to address program weaknesses, and to build on program strengths; Coordinates the long-range academic plan for the division with appropriate curriculum committees, Deans, Instructional Vice Presidents, and other college and system leadership; Guides the division in keeping up-to-date on the latest trends in instructional methods, technology, and effective pedagogies for learning and ensures that these trends are built into the long-range plan for the division;


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Builds processes in the division and collaborates with other divisions, VPIs, and System-wide deans to ensure schedules are developed to meet student needs, class loads are efficiently distributed, and registration to final grade delivery is seamless; Develops and implements faculty and staff professional growth plans that leverage employee talent to achieve college and system goals. Oversees the recruitment, hiring, evaluation, and retention of qualified faculty and staff with attention to diversity; Maintains the human aspects of the division including resolving personnel and student issues, developing channels of communication, developing a culture of success, and fostering a culture of evidence; Communicates effectively to implement the programs of the system, to advocate for the growth of the division, and to allow the division to meet the needs of the surrounding community; Ensures that the division offers programs that allow for student success. This includes developing benchmarks through data-informed decisions, developing accountability, and ensuring SACS, GIPWE, and Coordinating Board requirements are met. Selected Accomplishments Provided Leadership for the construction of Health and Science building, and renovation of 2 existing buildings; Provided leadership in the initial accreditation of 2 new health care programs, and the reaccreditation of 3 others; Received grant to implement nursing preceptor program, partnering with area hospitals, increasing enrollment; Implemented new A.A.S. degree program in Dental Hygiene; Supported the use of technology and increase in on-line and hybrid courses increasing enrollment in the physical sciences overturning a downward trend. October 2001-June 2003 Dean of Instruction, Computer Information and Applied Technology Lone Star College ­ North Harris, Houston, Texas

Working under the leadership of the vice-presidents of instruction, serve as the principal academic and budgetary officer for the academic division (32 full-time faculty and approximately 110 adjuncts). Responsibilities Provide leadership for budget development and administration; curriculum; schedule development and section management; Oversees all program advisory boards for programs within the division; Hires, evaluates and mentors new faculty; Work closely with continuing education and workforce development to offering technical training to business and corporate partners. Selected Accomplishments Provided Leadership for the design of academic technology building; Created new division as part of district reorganization implementing department chair model; Worked with advisory boards to secure donations for college's CNC and HVAC programs; Partnered the division with continuing and contract education department to expand offerings and better utilizing resources.

January 2000 ­ October 2001

Senior Associate Dean/ Director, City Colleges Center


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Maricopa Community College District, Phoenix College, Phoenix, Az. Phoenix College is an urban, comprehensive community college that is part of a 10 college system in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. The college serves over 12,000 students. The college is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HIS). The City College Center is an inner city satellite campus serving mostly English as a Second Language (ESL) students. Senior Associate Dean/ Director, City Colleges Center Reporting to the President, serve as the chief operating officer for the center with responsibilities that include developing educational partnerships and alliances with public schools, colleges and universities, corporations, business and industry and other community entities. Also oversaw admissions, registration and business office of the Center. Responsibilities Develops, administers and plans the operational functions of the City College Center, in conjunction with the College Presidents and Deans; Coordinates, facilitates and promotes the development and implementation of long and short range programs and services; Maintains liaison with county, state, federal agencies, education and business partners, e.g., dual enrollment partnership, other universities and public school partners and community; Assists in establishing lease agreements and other contracts for facilities and programs; develops and submits annual reports; Maintains inventory of all furniture and equipment; conducts special projects as assigned; assists and recruits students; coordinates and utilizes appropriate advisory committees; Makes presentations to community and civic organizations; Served as college representative to the Western Maricopa Tech Prep Consortium and coordinator of dual enrollment program. Selected Accomplishments Did a complete re-branding of Center and developed marketing campaign; Increased enrollments by over 200%; Designed first bi-lingual Web Site; Negotiated inaugural dual credit agreements with area ISD's January 1999-January 2000 Senior Associate Dean of Instruction Maricopa Community College District, Phoenix College, Phoenix, Az.

Reporting to the Dean of Instruction, responsible for all areas related to the administration and management of the college's instructional programs. Direct supervision of Open Computer Lab, Customized Training Institute, College Media Services, and Community Education. Responsibilities Planning, directing, and evaluating continuing, occupational, and special education programs for the college; Prepares, recommends, and administers the operating budgets for all programs and curricula; Reviews and recommends occupational capital equipment expenditures to the Dean of Instruction; Coordinates and maintains liaison with the career information center and student services to facilitate advisement of occupational program students, job entry placement, and cooperative education experiences; works with area advisory boards; Assists in the selection of new staff; assesses registration levels and, in cooperation with the Dean, selects appropriate classes;


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Monitors instructor evaluation process, and is liaison between student complaints and resolution with faculty; Develop, implement, and evaluate, curriculum to meet desires of special needs groups in cooperation with division chairperson. Selected Accomplishments Secured grant money to expand drafting program Expanded Customized Training Institute facilities, and profits Created new A+ computer program and lab Expanded early child care program by offering classes on site to area child care facilities June 1997 ­ December 1998 Dean, Technical Education / New Program Development Dallas County Community College District, North Lake College, Irving, Tx.

North Lake College is a suburban, comprehensive community college that is part of a 7 college system in the Dallas Metropolitan Areas. The college served over 6500 students. Dean, Technical Education / New Program Development Serve as the administrative support for all technical, workforce, and continuing education programs at the college. Responsibilities Liaison with the Texas Higher Education Board for new workforce program development; Work with faculty to train and deliver new technology for classroom teaching; Create Partnerships with area businesses to serve constituents with needed training; Partner with Continuing Education division to better serve business community; Direct all Advisory Boards for college's workforce programs; Serve as college member on district workforce council. Selected Accomplishments Developed and submitted for approval new program in Hospitality Management; Developed partnership with NOKIA to utilize facilities for telecommunications degree; Developed partnership with Delta Airlines to offer electronics certificate to employees on site; Developed partnership with Construction Education Foundation to align curriculum to deliver A.A.S. degrees and certificates to students entering construction industry; Built college's faculty resource center to train faculty in use of computer technology in classroom; Developed college's first Web page. June 1996 ­ June 1997 Associate Dean, Technical / Occupational Programs Dallas County Community College District, North Lake College, Irving, Tx.

Serve as the liaison between the college and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), responsible for all compliance issues related to both credit and non-credit instruction at North Lake College. Responsibilities Serves as the liaison between the college and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB); Responsible for all compliance issues related to both credit and non-credit instruction at North Lake College; Directs the college-based technical occupational programs through documentation of compliance with state funding requirements, instructor qualification process, identification of market needs, development of projections for new or revised programs, Tech-Prep agreements and the coordination of existing programs.;


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Evaluation of technical occupational courses and cost effective delivery. Maintain close contact with training needs of market area to identify program creation and update. Administer grants related to technical occupational programs and supervise and evaluate personnel.

Faculty Experience 2001 ­ 2001 Northern Arizona University, Phoenix, Az. Adjunct Faculty: Community College Teaching and Administration Dallas County Community College District, North Lake College, Irving, Tx. Program Coordinator / Faculty: Video Technology /Broadcasting

1984 - 1996

Additional Professional Experience 1996- 2007 Facilitator/Consultant, Workforce Education Course Manual, WECM, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin, Texas

Member of WECM Leadership and Maintenance Committees, advising State on CIP and RUBRIC classifications. Responsible for coordinating WECM workshop. Facilitate workshops of statewide faculty to develop common courses for each technical program in the state of Texas Selected Professional Activities National Alliance of Community and Technical Colleges (NACT) American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) National Council of Workforce Education (NCWE) Texas Association of College Technical Educators (TACTE) League for Innovation Western Maricopa Tech-Prep Consortium (board member) Dallas Communication Council International Television Association (ITVA) Awards Phi Theta Kappa Award of Distinction - 2009 PTK Chair Academy's International Exemplary Award - 2006 Chair Academy Excellence in Teaching Award - 1994 NISOD Innovator of the Year - 1993 League for Innovation Who's Who - 1989 University of North Texas, College of Education Sword of Hope - 1989 American Cancer Society ACE Awards -1988 "Mickey and Fern" (nominee), 1986 "The Gibb's" (nominee) JVC Professional Video Award - 1988 Mickey and Fern" (finalist) NFLCP Hometown Awards - 1987 "May 29", 1986 "Life Goes On" Community Activities East Montgomery Community Chamber - 2002-present Education Committee - chair Humble Chamber of Commerce ­ 2002 - present Humble ISD Teacher Grants Committee ­ 2005 - present Humble ISD Site Base Committee ­ Riverwood Middle School ­ 2005- 2007 Humble ISD ­ Principal For A Day ­ 2005


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Kingwood Boy Scouts Troop 8 ­ Parent Volunteer ­ 2002 - present Chamber of Commerce, Coppell Tx. - 1993- 1999 South Grand Prairie High School Video Advisory Board - 1985-1999 City of Coppell Cable Review Board - Chairman - 1992 - 1993 City of Coppell Cable Advisory Committee - 1990-1992 City of Coppell Parks and Recreation Board - 1990-1992 Irving Community Television Network, Irving, Texas American Cancer Society, Dallas, Texas League of Women Voters, Dallas, Texas Professional Development AACC Future Leaders Institute Advanced, 2008 Leadership North Houston, 2006 AACC Future Leaders Institute, 2004 Chair Academy, 2000 DCCCD Leadership Program, 1994 Great Teaching Seminar, 1992 Nisod, 1994, 1996 League for Innovation, 1992 - 1999 Presenter 1993, "Utilizing ToolBook to assist in the retention of At-Risk Students" Renewal Week, 1986, '87, '88, '94.



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