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Location:
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Posted:
December 23, 2018

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GREGORY A. FERGUSON

**** ******* **** *****

Alexandria, Virginia 22306

Tel: 703-***-**** Cell: 703-***-****

Email: ac71ey@r.postjobfree.com

OBJECTIVE

Creating opportunities for students at the middle and high school levels such that they can avail themselves of postsecondary opportunities. Proving interaction between students, parents, high school counselors, and college admission professionals. Designing and expanding college access programs to encourage student engagement in college admission process.

WORK HISTORY

Mar 1987

To Present

Executive Director, National College Fairs, Program and Services

National Association for College Admission Counseling

Arlington, Virginia 22201

Oversee the implementation of more than 90 national college access programs (59 National College Fairs and 20 Performing and Visual Arts Fairs) for students interested in pursuing education beyond high school. Managing a budget of over 11 million dollars. Working with a national volunteer network of high school counselors and college admission professionals in the delivery of programs to increase the rate of students attaining access to the many postsecondary options available to them. These programs serve over 675,000 students yearly.

Supervise, train, and mentor a professional and administrative

Expand the program to other areas

Organize and conduct college access workshops

Develop new sources of revenue

Arrange partnership with other organizations including local and federal government, other educational organizations, affiliates, etc.

Coordinate volunteer training workshops

Implement Steps to College Program

Implement lead retrieval program for students and exhibitors

Develop and implement a marketing plan which includes media relations, social networking, and website development

Creating an annual and strategic plan for the program

Sep 1985

to

Mar 1987

Director of Admissions and Veteran Affairs

Olive-Harvey College

Chicago, Illinois

Administrative officer responsible for the evening supervisor for the college, implementing and managing the college recruitment process as well as evaluating transcipts and candidates for graduation. Certifying veterans for educational benefits.

Evening Administrator of the college

Coordinating transfer and graduation transcript evaluations

Managing student registration

Coordinating technology resources

Coordinating high school visit for recruitment of students

Supervising an administrative staff of 20

Liaison with the Bureau of Veteran Affairs for Chicago City Colleges

Advising students and signing off on financial aid requests and student attendance verifications

Sep 1973

to

Mar 1987 Director of School College Relations/Regional Director of the Philadelphia Area Office

The National Scholarship Service & Fund for Negro Students

New York, NY and Philadelphia, PA

Managed and implemented programs designed to assist minority high school students in gaining access to postsecondary options. Secured a grant from the William Penn Foundation to open a regional office in Philadelphia and Chester, PA to serve disadvantaged youth. Provided group and indiividual counseling sessions for underrepresented students.

Conduct a national network of student-college interview sessions in major urban locations for socio and economically disadvantaged students

Media relations

Scheduling events with hotels and convention facilities

Developing proposals to secure funding for program expansion

Managing a professional staff in the New York National Office

Managing professional and clerical staff in both the Philadelphia and Chester, PA locations

Serving on the Educational Opportunity Center Board at Temple University

Meeting with school, local government, and community leaders to advance garner both program and financial support for college access programs

Supervising student counseling program

Program evaluations

Oct 1972

to

Aug 1973

Assistant Director of Admissions

Salisbury State College

Salisbury, MD

Responsible for the recruitment of minority high school students for the admission to the college

Conducting presentations at high schools and community events promoting the college potential minority applicants

Evaluating transcripts, test scores, and applications for admission

Advising freshmen minority students

Coordinating a Summer Educational Experience Program for entering minority students

EDUCATION

Sep 1968

to

May 1972 Lincoln University

Lincoln University, PA 19352

Bachelor of Arts in English (Cum Laude)

MEMBERSHIPS

American Society of Account Executives

The College Board

Peoples Congregational United Church of Church

ACT

National College Fair Committee

SOFTWARE/SYSTEM SKILLS

Microsoft word/office, excel, power point, CRM

REFERENCES

References will be provided upon request



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