O'Connor, Mikki
Assistant Dean - School of Business
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Michalene O'Connor


Experience  Utah Valley State College - Orem, Utah                             1996-Present

Assistant Dean, School of Business

  • Direct curriculum functions for School of Business, including representing the School on the College Curriculum Committee, working with advisors on scheduling classes, classrooms, and facilitating curriculum changes
  • Coordinate annual curriculum revision process of School's portion of UVSC catalog with assistance and input from chairs
  • Monitor curriculum changes in other Schools across campus to insure that School of Business has support needed
  • Supervise the completion and maintenance of curriculum records and forms
  • Maintain current knowledge of all aspects of BANNER software and its updates
  • Advise and approve students for exceptions to class load and advise integrated studies students with emphasis in business disciplines
  • Approve integrated student schedules
  • Manage student recruitment for the School of Business and assist with marketing activities for the school
  • Analyze the recruitment needs of the School of Business
  • Coordinate all recruitment plans and activities with the Deans and Department Chairs
  • Identify target schools and businesses throughout the state
  • Develop innovative ideas, concepts, and approaches for recruitment and marketing efforts
  • Initiate specific strategies and objectives for recruitment
  • Assist with strategies and objectives for marketing
  • Assign tasks to departments and individuals participating in recruitment and marketing
  • Monitor progress and suggest modifications
  • Evaluate recruitment effort, seeking ways to improve productivity
  • Teach courses as required
  • Supervise administrative support staff, hourly personnel, and faculty members in curriculum and recruiting
  • Work with Deans to direct the functions of the School of Business

Coordinator /Career and Corporate Manager

  • Monitored and evaluated 180 students per semester
  • Taught students job application skills
  • Met with community and business leaders to insure quality of class structure
  • Represented Utah Valley State College in community affairs
  • Maintained current knowledge of career and employment trends in the area
  • Designed, developed, implemented, and coordinated a comprehensive career and personal counseling program
  • Maintained records, created reports, and monitored student development profiles
  • Used interpersonal, problem-solving, and planning skills

Utah Valley State College - Orem, Utah                                       1996-Present

Adjunct Faculty Member, Business Management

  • Created and evaluated curriculum for Organizational Behavior, Business Principles, Visual Merchandising, Fashion Coordination, Job Application, Employment Portfolio
  • Lectured and developed lesson plans that include learning activities, case studies, and on-site team projects
  • Managed and coordinated Business Management Club

Snelling Staffing Solutions - Orem, Utah                                           1994-1996

Office Manager/Recruiter

  • Recruited top executives for Fortune 500 companies
  • Interviewed and screened candidates
  • Managed office personnel, accounts payable and accounts receivable

Education      Bachelor of Arts in Management                           University of Phoenix

                      Master of Arts in Organizational Management        University of Phoenix

Awards         Adjunct Teacher of the Year 1998-1999                President of WCEA             

                     Wilson Sorenson Award 1998-1999                      IAAC Training Coordinator