Dallas Baptist University- Dallas, Texas Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. Graduated May 2006.
Baylor University School of Law Waco, Texas Early Acceptance and Enrollment Juris Doctor Degree. Concentration in Business and Litigation. Graduated February 1994.
Texas Tech University Lubbock Texas 117 Semester Hours towards B.A. in Economics.
Executive/Financial Vice President for Financial Affairs/CFO Dallas Baptist University Dallas, Texas (June 2003-May 2016)
Responsibilities included creating, implementing and monitoring of the university-wide budget, maintaining sufficient cash-flow and completing fiscal year with surplus.
Responsibilities also included presentation of the annual audit, the annual budget and quarterly financial reports to the Finance and Audit Committee as well to the full Board of Trustees. Twelve years of "clean" audit opinions.
Part of the team that increased revenues from $40,000,000 in 2003 to
$108,000,000 in 2015. Also increased the university's assets from $70,000,000 in 2003 to $182,000,000 in 2015.
Led the expense reduction in the Financial Affairs Division by going out for bid on a variety of services to the university. Was able to save the Mailroom $23,000/year on leased equipment, $22,000/year on the university audit firm, $38,000/year on payroll service and $57,000/year for insurance brokerage services for a total of $140,000/year.
Refinanced the debt of the university and lowered the effective interest rate to 2.07% thereby saving the university $870,000 over the life of the loan.
Increased cash collections by 11% by implementing new polices and practices.
Manages 37 full-time and 40 part-time employees in the following areas:
Past areas of management responsibilities include:
Past service to the university includes acting as General Counsel as well as holding the title of Vice President for Financial Affairs during a vacancy in the General Counsel's Office. During this tenure, was able to create and implement a campus-wide contract review and approval process.
Responsible for Korean Intensive English Program start-up in South Korea. Worked with original start-up team to prepare financial projections and cash flows, foreign incorporation and set-up of payroll, payables, budgeting, treasury, etc ...
In absence of a Webmaster, led web team to redesign the university's website. Met with constituents to ascertain departmental needs, review of competitors' website structures, monitored progress on a daily basis, analyzed focus group's responses and critiques of site, released site and monitored metrics related to usability.
Held listening sessions with staff regarding needs of Financial Affairs Division and then designed and led monthly management training meetings which included topics such as Hiring, Conflict Resolution, Training, Motivation and many others.
Developed a program and practice with the Advancement/Development Office to identify university vendors that would work alongside the university to provide scholarships for students. As a result, increased vendor participation in the annual Russell H. Perry Free Enterprise Award Dinner that provides scholarships for students at the university.
Additionally, worked alongside Athletic Director to encourage university vendors to participate in sponsoring various athletic events.
Lead the editing and rewriting of both the Employee Handbook and Faculty Handbook.
Past travel includes
Adjunct professor teaching doctoral, masters and undergraduate courses in class, online, via live video feed and in hybrid formats. Courses include:
Courses taught for Dallas Baptist University, Tarrant County College (Southeast and Northwest campuses), Dallas County Community College (Northlake) and Northwood University.
Associate General Counsel/Assistant Vice President for Financial AffairsDallas Baptist UniversityDallas, Texas (August 2001-June 2003)
The Law Offices of Eloy SepulvedaFort Worth and Arlington, Texas (February 1994-August 2001)Practice concentrating in Litigation.
Responsible for areas of litigation including medical malpractice, nursing homemalpractice and contracts.
Other practice aspects include commercial transactions, mediations, probate,divorces and adoptions, criminal law, mental health commitments, franchiseagreements, incorporations and collections.
Current Educational/Financial/Legal Organizations
Memberships in Community Organizations
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