Resume Templates: Chief Operating Officer


Connor Kent
123 Fake Street | City, State, Zip Code Cell: 000-000-0000 | Home: 000-000-0000 |

Executive Summary
Visionary, innovative and effective leader offering distinguished career in strategic planning, financial management and campus development at Midlands Technical College. Unique and complete combination of executive and graduate experience with an in-depth understanding and appreciation of the MTC mission. Collaborate closely with senior management to effectively prioritize activities and achieve defined objectives with the ability to transfer a shared vision. Consistent contributions executing financial strategies and leadership development in alignment with specific business objectives. Proactive problem solver with ability to drive crossfunctional collaboration and facilitate a harmonious team environment conducive to organizational efficiencies to meet the complex and comprehensive educational and training needs of students and professionals.

Financial Management: Spearheaded development of fiscal sustainability strategies to produce record revenue and position MTC in strongest financial standing ever. As senior member of leadership team, opened 3 new campuses and added a number of new facilities, achieving debt-free capital gains. Performed complete financial turnaround of Claflin University from taking over a budget deficit with qualified audits and probation to a balanced budget with unqualified audits off probation. Campus Development: Major leader in MTC spotlessly clearing reaffirmation process with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Worked with faculty to provide basis for Harbison Campus as humanities campus and creation of Harbison Theatre. Primary author of legislation in creating MTC Enterprise Campus. Program Development: Instrumental in developing successful credit Nuclear Operators program and creating noncredit QuickJobs programs. Key leader in development of business accelerator. Currently lead team in designing a comprehensive entrepreneur program. Resource Management: Received unique allocation from Lexington and Richland counties of $1M for capital projects and $500K for debt service for the college. Chief architect tripling amount of resources allocated to marketing and developing current market structure.

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer April 1990 to Current Midlands Technical College Columbia, South Carolina Manage the development of the multi-campus two-year college encompassing $135M in assets. Exercise authority to act on behalf of the president to commit institutional resources. Provide leadership for 200 employees by supervising 7 directors of major units, including information management, human resource management, theater operations, physical plant operations, business affairs, internal auditing and auxiliary and support services. Oversee the management of administrative functions, including accounting, investments, budgeting, risk management, payroll administration, purchasing, security and environmental safety. Hold accountability for the college’s information networks, computer and telephone systems. Interpret legislative, regulatory and institutional policies and procedures. Develop educational programs and teaching methodologies. Design programs to promote economic development by working with business, industry and political entities and leaders.