Harward, Sherry S
Title:
Director, Institute for Professional Engagement & CareerPassport Program
Office:
LC-409Q
Phone:
(801) 863-6813
Fax:
(801) 863-6316
Mail Code:
203
Last Updated: 8/20/14 -
 
EDUCATION

Master's Degree

Leadership

Grand Canyon University

Anticipated Graduation: May, 2014

 

Bachelor’s Degree

Integrated Studies

Communications/Business Leadership

Utah Valley State College

April, 2004

                                                                                                                               

AAS Degrees

Executive Secretary, Utah Valley State College - April, 1985         

Information Processing Supervisor, Utah Valley State College - April, 1985

                                                               

One-Year Certificates

Information Processing Operator, Utah Valley State College - April, 1985

Clerk Typist, Utah Valley State College - April, 1985

Stenographer, Utah Valley State College - April, 1985

 

UVU WORK EXPERIENCE

Director, Institute for Professional Engagement 

Creator/Director, CareerPassport Program

Creator/Director, CareerPassport Mentoring Program

Creator/Director, CareerPassport Lecture Series 

 

Founder/Director – Women in Technology

Career & Technical Education

 

Assistant Director

Career & Technical Education

 

Advisor/Office Manager

Multimedia Communications

 

Administrative Assistant IV to  AVP

Student Advisement & Support Services

   

Administrative Assistant to the Director

Human Resources

 

Receptionist/Specialist

Human Resources

 

Secretary to Associate Vice President

Academic Affairs Department

 

Instructor - Word Processing

Office Education Department

 

Founder/Manager - Word Processing Center

Office Education Department

 

Advisor/Paraprofessional                                                                           

Office Education Department

 

Lead Lab Assistant - Word Processing Lab

Office Education Department

 

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Owner/Artistic Director

Perfect Harmony & PH-DJ

Professional Live Vocal Entertainment & DJ Services

 

Manager/Consultant - Personal Shopper Program

Shade Clothing                 

 

VP Event Manager/Product Development

Women Celebration Life

 

Owner/Artistic Director

Small Scale Productions

Performing Arts Studio

 

Secretary to Principal

Oak Canyon Junior High School

 

 

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

 

- Program Development/Design/Implementation

- Project Management

- Conference, Seminar, Training Development/Management

- Event Management

- Grant Writing and Administration

- Budget and Fiscal Management

- Fundraising, Sponsor/Vendor Acquisition 

- Administrative, Managerial and Supervisory Experience

- Recruiting, Hiring, Retention Strategy Experience

- Human Resource Experience

- Personnel Supervision and Training

- Employee Performance Management and AAEO Training

- Advance Written Communication Skills (manuals, textbooks, newsletters, reports, books) 

- Training and Teaching Experience

- Motivational Speaker/Presenter/Trainer

- Small Business Development/Exploration Training

- Time Management Skills

- Decision-Making Skills

- Advanced Computer Skills (Word, WordPerfect, Excel, Powerpoint, Internet, Banner)

- Public Relations

- Promotional Materials Design

- Entrepreneurial Training/Experience/Counseling

- Sales and Incentive Training

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

President, Utah Valley Chamber Women's Division, 2013

Social Chair - UVU PACE Organization, 2011/2012

Event Director – Shade Annual Personal Shopper Conference, March, 2007

Event Director - Women Celebrating Life Conference, January, 2006

Event Director – Women Celebrating Life Conference, January, 2006

Event Planner - UVSC “You Go, Girl!” Women’s Conference, January, 2006

Event Director – UVSC “Inspire Me” Women’s Conference, April, 2005

Event Director – UVSC Statewide Nontraditional Careers Conference, July, 2004

Event Director – UVSC Nontraditional Careers Training Workshops, 2003-2004

Event Director – Women in Technology Conference, October, 2004

Speaker Coordinator – Provo/Orem Chamber, WBN, 2004-Present

Recipient - National VOICES 100 Women Making a Difference Campaign, 2004

Motivational Speaker/Conference Presenter, 2003 to Present

AAEO Screening Committee Representative, 2001–Present

Executive Secretary - Mountainland Region ATECC Consortium, 2002

UVSC PACE Vice President - Classified Employees, 2002-2003

UVSC PACE Holiday Social Coordinator, 2002-2003

UVSC Salary, Benefits & Merit Bonus Committee, 2002-2003

UVSC PACE General Board - Academic Affairs, 2001-2002

UVSC PACE Holiday Social Host & Entertainment Coordinator, 2001-2002

Chair - UVSC Salary, Benefits & Merit Bonus Committee, 2001-2002

UVSC Banner Conversion Committee, 2003

UVSC Office Professionals Conference Committee, 2000, 2001, 2002

Member, International Association for Administrative Professionals, 2002 - 2003

Certified Professional Secretary Rating, 1986

Member, Professional Secretaries International, 1985-1987

Secretaries Week Seminar Chairperson, 1987

Membership Committee, Professional Secretaries International - 1986

UVSC Traffic Appeals Committee and Years of Service Committees, 1987