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Shajuana Isom-Payne, M.Ed.

Doctoral Student, Counselor Education Virginia Commonwealth University Hibbs Hall, 1st Floor sipayne@vcu.edu 804-827-8648
EDUCATION Ph.D. Counselor Education, Doctoral Candidate Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (CACREP Accredited Doctoral Program) Counselor Education, 2003 Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (CACREP Accredited Masters Program) English, 1998 Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

M.Ed.

B.A.

HONORS AND AWARDS Recipient, 2013-2014 International Strategic Initiative Award, VCU Global Education Office Faculty Development Seminar with focus surrounding the Spanish and Moroccan cultures and the effect of immigration on the cultural experience. This seminar provided a foundation review current course curriculum and to develop initiatives and new curriculum aimed at progressing global education integration and awareness. Faculty Honorary Member, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, VCU Chapter, 2012 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 5/09 present Executive Director of Academic Advising, University College, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

Provide leadership and supervision for a team of twenty-five academic advisors, Director of Pre-Health/Pre-Law program, Director of Discovery program (undeclared students), Student Service Operations manager, adjunct instructors, graduate assistants, and program coordinator Create professional development and training opportunities/programs for faculty & staff Facilitate conflict resolution and performance improvement plans for faculty & staff Developed the premiere University College Academic Advisor Training Manual focusing on university policy & procedure, along with effective strategies for engagement, outreach, and communication

Maintain and allocate funds for $1.4 million dollar departmental budget Lead first-year student retention efforts (current retention rate of 86%) that include 86% in good academic standing Manage academic advising operations for the University College for over 3,6000 first year students and all students at the University with a pre-health advising track and undeclared student population

Shajuana Isom-Payne, M.Ed. 2 10/06 5/09 Academic Advisor & Instructor, University College, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

Provided comprehensive academic advising and career counseling for 200 student caseload Maintained & provided updated annual retention and documentation reports for student caseload Monitored academic progress, self-exploration and decision-making process, course schedules, and interpret university regulations and procedures for students Coordinated and developed multiple outreach events including: Career Exploration Lecture Series ; Pre-Law programming; Personal Financial Planning annual conference & workshops Career Coach, Department of Outreach & Recruitment, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Richmond, Virginia (summer adjunct faculty) Led discussion groups related to career exploration, decision-making process, problem-solving, academic success strategies, academic programs offered at JSRCC, and preparation for college Facilitated and led student presentation for Virginia Wizard (on-line career assessment) Assistant Director/Career Counselor, University Career Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

8/09-9/09

03/03 04/05

Created, planned and conducted regular career exploration classroom presentations and workshops Conducted & interpreted vocational assessments (SIGI+, SDS, MBTI, Strong, Campbell, CareerKey) Coordinated and supervised all aspects of multiple Career Fairs for over 50 employers and 600 students Developed first Career Development Conference (3-day) - including 20 employers & over 300 student participants Re-designed and coordinated Co-Op/Internship Panel & Reception for 80+ students and 30+ employers

Conducted behavioral mock interviews for students and provided students with feedback
Developed and managed first Career Development Focus Group of 10 employers: Effective Student Resumes

04/00 03/03

Transition Counselor/Program Manager, First Year Student Services, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

Coordinated logistics for Student Testing Advising & Registration (STAR) program Served as academic advisor for College of Humanities & Sciences Facilitated small group and individual counseling regarding high school to college transition Managed $200,000 budget, and administered payroll procedures for over 100 seasonal employers Designed and supervised orientation program and Annual Family Day events for over 2300 freshmen Created and supervised inaugural overnight orientation program for freshmen (over 50 students/night) Recruited, trained, and supervised 20 student workers each year Designed & supervised New Student Convocation ceremony for 3,000 students

TEACHING AND SUPERVSION EXPERIENCES


Courses Taught 8/00 8/03 and 8/06 8/10

Office of Learning Innovation and Student Success, University College, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

UNIV 101 Introduction to the University (B.A./B.S.) UNIV 102 Mindset for Academic Success (B.A./B.S.) Shajuana Isom-Payne, M.Ed. 3 1/10 5/10 Office of Learning Innovation and Student Success, University College, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 8/08 12/08 UNIV 291 Exploring Business Majors & Careers (B.A./B.S.)

Office of Outreach and Retention, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Richmond, Virginia SDV 100 Student Development (A.S./A.A.S)

1/07 01/08

Office of Learning Innovation and Student Success, University College, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia UNIV 103 Education and Career Planning (B.A./B.S.)

Guest Lectures and Presentations

Assessing Academic Advising Effectiveness & Student Learning. Invited presentation to the VCU Faculty Advisory Council Annual Meeting, Virginia Commonwealth University (2/2013) Professional Development Using Servant and Transformational Leadership. Elected to present keynote during Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute Graduation Ceremony, Virginia Commonwealth University (10/2011) Making the Grade: College Success Toolkit. Invited presentation to Spring Academic Success Programming, Deep Run High School (3/2011) Career Counseling for the Millennial Student. Invited presentation to University Student Affairs faculty during Annual Fall Planning Meeting, Virginia Union University (4/2009) Non-traditional Career Options for Graduates of Counselor Education Masters Program. Invited presentation in CLED 601Introduction to Counseling, Virginia Commonwealth University (10/2007, 10/2008, 10/2009) Parental Guidance RequiredA Guide to Your Childs Career Development. Invited presentation for Annual Fall Family Weekend, Virginia Commonwealth University (10/2002, 10/2009) Career Mapping: Charting Your Course Using Holland Codes. Invited presentation to high school student body as keynote during fall assembly, Saint Gertrude High School (10/2002) Making the Most of Your Transition. Invited presentation to student participants of Summer Program Ceremony, Partnership for the Future, Markel Corporation (7/2001)

Shajuana Isom-Payne SUPERVISION 1/2013 5/2013 1/2012 5/2012 8/2011 12/2011 Internship Supervisor (2 Students), M.Ed. Counselor Education Program, School of Education, Virginia Commonwealth University

Internship Supervisor, M.Ed. Counselor Education Program, School of Education, Virginia Commonwealth University Practicum Supervisor, M.Ed. Counselor Education Program, School of Education, Virginia Commonwealth University

1/2011 5/2011

Practicum Supervisor, M.Ed. Counselor Education Program, School of Education, Virginia Commonwealth University

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

National Association for Academic Advisors Annual Conference; Nashville, TN; October 2012 J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College The Art & Science of Online Education Conference; Richmond, VA; October 2012 VCU Grace E. Harris Leadership Development Institute; Richmond, VA; January 2011 October 2011 The Association for Authentic, Experiential, and Evidence-Based Learning Regional Conference; Blacksburg, VA; November 2011 National Academic Advising Association Regional Conference; Charlottesville, VA; April 2011 First-Year Experience National Conference; Atlanta, GA; February 2011 Supporting Military Students in Transition to Civilian Learning; Workshop; Virginia Commonwealth University; February 2010 Building the Framework: Advising as a Teaching and Learning Process; Webinar; Richmond, VA; August, 2010 Women Veterans Returning to Campus: Exploring the Military and Gender Transition Issues; Webinar; Richmond, VA; September 2010 Virginia Association for Colleges and Employers Annual Conference; Charlottesville, VA; April 2004 Conflict Management and Resolution; Workshop; SkillPath Seminars; November 2003 How to Communicate Effectively; Workshop; SkillPath Seminars; November 2003 How to Properly Use and Utilize the Strong Interest Inventory & Myers Briggs Tools for Career Assessment; Workshop; Consulting Psychologist Press; March 2003

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS National Presentations Payne, S.I., & Anderson, A. (October, 2012). All who wonder are not lost: utilizing ePortfolio as tool for guided selfexploration for undeclared students. Pre-conference workshop for the National Academic Advising Association, Nashville, TN. Shajuana Isom-Payne 5 Regional Presentations Payne, S.I. & Martin, M. (April, 2003). A new spin on the career fair: career development conference. Presentation at the Virginia Association of Colleges and Employers conference in Charlottesville, VA.

PUBLICATIONS:

Books

Welcome to VCU, VCU First Year Student Services, 2003 Course Text VCU 101: Introduction to the University The College Handbook, VCU University College, 2009 Course Packet UNIV 101: Introduction to the University
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Counseling Association (ACA) Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Association for Academic Advisors (NACADA)
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE Counselor Education

Advisory Council for Graduate Program Faculty Search Committee

Academic Affairs/Office of the Provost International Students and Scholars Advisory Panel (ISSAP) VCU Globe Task Force Engaging Across Difference Task Force Chair, University College Course Curriculum Committee Chair, Transfer Center Advisor Search Committee Focused Inquiry Faculty Search Committee

Student Affairs Living-Learning Community Development Committee Chair, Personal Financial Planning Conference Committee Career Development Task Force Chair, Events Committee for University Career Center Chair of Orientation Collaboration Committee Co-Chair, STAR (Student Testing, Advisory & Registration) Advisory Committee Leadership & Service Awards Planning & Selection Committee Director of New Student Program Search Committee Director of Residential Life and Housing Search Committee School of the Arts Director of Academic Advising Search Committee

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COMMUNITY SERVICE Assistant Girl Scout Leader, Shady Trails Division, Glen Allen, VA (2007-Present) Vice President, Membership, Deep Run High School PTSA, Glen Allen, VA (2012 2013) Co-Chair, Cultural Arts Committee, Short Pump Middle School PTA, Glen Allen, VA (20092010) Auditing Committee, Short Pump Middle School PTA, Glen Allen, VA (August 2009) PTA Executive Board Member, Recording Secretary, Colonial Trail Elementary School, Glen Allen, VA (2008-2009) PTA Executive Board Member, Lay Advisory Representative, Colonial Trail Elementary School, Glen Allen, VA (2007-2008) Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Pi Rho Omega Chapter, Chesterfield, VA (2008Present)