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Dan L.

Grimm Plantation, FL 33324

Cell: 616-617-4359 Email: dangrimm8170@comcast.net

Mission driven executive in higher education with a history of successfully growing campuses through leadership, development of people, growth strategies, and exceptional business acumen. Creation of a successful business model with the right people in the right positions by strengthening student services and graduate employment departments, creating stronger customer service to students transitioning from academic experience to employment preparation. Constant communication as part of teambuilding on a daily basis to set and accomplish short, medium, and long-range goals with appropriate follow-through. In one year from July 2010 to July 2011, regulatory compliance went from five to zero findings during the internal shopping process. Successfully led a campus initiative in academics to increase student retention from 96.5% to 97.6%. Utilization of a weekly P & L review resulted in a six month $ 600K reduction in costs during a lower revenue year in 2011. Education BA-Biology, Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa MA-Educational Administration, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL Work Experience Concorde Career Institute, Fort Lauderdale, FL March 2010 to January 2012 Campus President Responsibilities for this 400 student campus included overall operations and supervision of five campus managers in all major areas of the business. Coordinated 9 Program Chairs and an Academic Dean to achieve a 2011 student retention rate 97.6% with an 87% student satisfaction rate during a slow growth period in the industry Highlights Utilized effective collections to reduce receivables 50% in 2011. Restructured an underperforming admissions team, which improved lead conversions to enrollment from 7.5% to 9% and show rate from 52% to 65% as a result. Successfully led the campus through a US Department of Education Program Review in March 2011, which resulted in no significant campus findings. Developed and started Occupational Therapy Program in 2011. Two additional programs in the health field including Physical Therapy were slated to start in the fourth quarter of 2012 to attain the goal of 15% campus growth. Keiser University, Orlando FL August 2008 to February 2010 Business Manager Assumed the role of Business Manager for Keiser University with a student population of 750; spearheaded the reduction of average debit student balance by $1100 from FY08 to the end of FY09. Highlights Within six months hired a new Financial Aid Director and changed processes for maximum efficiency. The result was record $800K package submissions to the corporate financial office in one week followed by two or more weeks of $600K per week.

The campus growth in my last year was 790 to 900 students with a required expansion of the business area to accommodate an increased financial staff to 12 financial aid officers and 4 bursars. Appointed by Campus President to handle all student complaints regarding finance and manage campus in his absence along with opening the campus on selected weekends and mornings.

Sanford-Brown College, CEC, West Allis, WI May 2007 to July 2008 Campus President Responsibilities included the overall operation of the campus of 700 students and supervision of five managers in the areas of admissions, finance, academics, student placement, and human resources. Campus courses included allied health along with criminal justice and computer technical training. Highlights Led campus growth via enrollment of 142 more starts than budgeted and 47 more re-entry students than budgeted resulting in a revenue growth of $1.99M on a budget of $568K. Corinthian Colleges May 1996 to April 2007

Everest Institute, Gahanna, OH July 2004 to April 2007 Campus President This school was the first Corinthian School in Ohio and its location near the capitol city of Columbus was vital to establish the Everest brand in the state. As campus president of this start up campus responsibilities included overall operation of the campus including hiring all functional campus leaders. Initial courses offered were Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, and Massage Therapy, which was approved by the State of Ohio Medical Board. Highlights Directly led all hiring from the first hire to an eventual staff of four managers in the main campus functional areas, 43 staff, and 19 faculty members. Spearheaded the initial accreditation of the campus by ACCSCT and obtained the 5 year accreditation in June 2006. Achieved FY05 revenue of $3.7M on a budget of $1.6M with profit of $1.4M on a budget of $800K. In FY06 to the date of my leaving revenue was $2.5M on a budget of $2.2M with a net income of $600K on a budget of $300K. The campus student census rose during this period from 18 to 460 students. Everest Institute, Grand Rapids, MI August 2002 to July 2004 Director of Finance As a Director of Finance for a student population of 500, supervised seven employees including six financial aid officers, and a Business Manager. Responsibilities included coordination of all processing of Title IV programs as well as all non-Title IV financing programs on campus. An efficient financial aid department was formed. The department featured capable financial aid officers and a business manager, which resulted in well-managed student accounts. Campus courses were all allied health in nature. Highlights Developed key report knowledge in completion of IPEDS as well as Campus Crime Statistics for USDOE reports while reducing campus default rates to the lower teens from an original 21% rate.

Supervised the campus during the absence of the Campus President along with managing all student complaint response. Chosen to participate in the Corinthian Colleges Management Training Program to prepare for a future position as a campus president for a start up campus. Everest College, Merrillville, IN February 2001 to August 2002 Director of Finance Assumed another Director of Finance position for Corinthian when they purchased Grand Rapids Education Centers in February 2001, duties included the hiring and supervision of a staff of three in the finance department. Highlights Aided Campus President in relocating the 325 student campus to a larger business complex to accommodate future growth while leading an FA staff to top 10 packaging ranking. Prepared major USDOE ABHES and Campus Crime statistic reports as well as assuming additional duties such as weekly report submission to the corporate offices when the Campus President position was vacated. Grand Rapids Education Centers, Grand Rapids, MI May 1996 to February 2001 Director of Financial Aid Accepted a regional position as Director of Financial Aid for three campuses with a total population of 700 students, two campuses were in Michigan at locations in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo. A third campus was located in Merrillville, IN. Highlights As Default Prevention Specialist to all three schools achieved a default rate of 10% or less for 4 years. Created financial cash management reports as well as student attrition reports to attain 100% of monthly cash projections while co-authoring a financial aid manual for all three campuses resulting in financial aid file error rates of less than 5%. National Inst. of Technology, Wyoming, MI Director of Financial Aid June 1992 to May 1996

Highlights Developed a working knowledge of managing default rates, packaging of students, collecting on student accounts, and performance evaluation techniques. Catherine College, Chicago, IL Financial Aid Officer Highlights Developed ability to work with basic financial aid programs as well as campus-based financing including Federal Work Study, SEOG, and Perkins Loans. May 1981 to June 1992

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