Sharon Vinson Pryor

Freelance Flyer Designer & Annual Report Writer

Location:Houston, Texas, United States
2 Skills
Sharon Vinson Pryor
2702 West Greens Road
Houston, TX 77067
(281) 586-0454 home, (713) 313-1352 work, (281) 224-4041 cell

• 2010 – present at Jackson State University
PhD in Executive Administration and Urban Planning
• 2003 – 2005 Prairie View A&M University
Master of Arts in Counseling
• 1996 – 1998 University of Houston DT
Received B.S. in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in English
• November 2006
Received Basic Certificate in Computer Technology

Relevant Experience

Transcript Specialist/Counselor
• Analyzes, evaluates, authenticates and researches documents of transfer and new students from other colleges and universities during time of admission
• Records transfer evaluation results on the Banner Student Information System
• Provides technical support for the establishment of transfer courses and programs, and the delivery of services relating to articulation
• Serves as technical resource to universities and colleges for implementing articulation agreements and course equivalency for students to four and two year universities and or community colleges
• Serves and technical support for college source software application
• Assists faculty and administrators in understanding and carrying out the terms of articulation agreements; responds to inquiries and solves problems related to articulation efforts
• Advises students preparing to transfer to other universities concerning those course credits which will transfer. Represents the Admissions and Recruitment areas on committees as designated by the Admissions and Recruitment Directors (Residency Committee, Articulation Agreement Committee and others)
• Confers with academic department and community college representatives regarding information on transfer of credits.
• Writes and updates policies procedures and it pertains to the transfer process
• Assisted with SACS accreditation process as it relates to the admission of the transfer student
• Developed measurements to determine success of processes and to create accountability for the staff
• Counseled first time freshman and transfers from community college to ensure that the minimum requirements were met prior to sending transcripts to admissions
• Provide technical support for Recruiting Department and Transfer Department to assist with recruiting efforts
• Confers with community college representatives regarding information on admission process
• Responsible for planning, organizing, and executing recruitment and enrollment services
• Provided information about academic programs, the admissions and financial aid processes, and recruitment events
• Represented the university at appropriate college fairs and events and met with families as needed to provide
• Developed reports for assessment activities and the effective use of technology in student services
• Analyzes assessment data using research methodologies and applicable software applications
• Assisted with budget planning
Adjunct Instructor/Advisor
• Conducts lectures based on Developmental Reading and Guided Studies Curriculum
• Prepare and evaluate exams and other exercises
• Creates and develops online assignments
• Assist with the coordination of recruitment events and college fairs
• Advises students as needed
• Develops reports for assessment activities and the effective use of technology for Developmental Studies
• Analyzes data using research methodologies and applicable software applications

Sr. HR Representative/Analyst/Benefits Administrator/Benefits Supervisor
• Conducted New Employee Orientation
• Acted as liaison between faculty, staff and federal agencies
• Administered all types of Leaves, Family Medical Leave of Absence (FMLA), leaves without pay, educational, military and administrative leaves
• Compiled data on all employees on Family Medical Leave of Absence (FMLA), to conduct research
created, spreadsheets and graphs to determine trends. Disseminated results to Department Heads in an effort to decrease absenteeism and create a more proactive approach to health
• Processed death claims and counseled employees and family members through the process
• Communicated and interpreted state and federal regulations regarding, FMLA, HIPPA, TRS, and ERISA compliance guidelines to staff
• Interfaced with payroll to process pay alerts as needed to adjust benefit deductions, all leave bank balances and time entry corrections
• Wrote, updates for policies and procedures, created desk reference guides to aide in the day to day processing in the absence of employees
• Reconcile various accounts
• Responsible for the annual analysis of the Integrated Postsecondary Ed. Data System Survey (IPEDS) for governmental funding
• Responded to faculty and staff inquiries and worked to resolve conflict
• Arranged and coordinated meetings for general and special functions with vendors
• Developed measurements to determine success of processes and to create accountability for the staff
Instructor/Office Manager of Community Center Education Program
• Counseled students seeking GED about long-term goals, provided information about Universities, Community Colleges, Technical Schools and Job Fairs
• Coordinated career workshop for students
• Compiled data regarding TABES scoring, retention and completion rates
• Taught English, Social Studies, Math and some Science from developmental to secondary
• Taught approximately 70 students with 15 receiving GED’s and at least over half of the remaining increasing a level after year-end testing
• Assisted with the preparation of the budget
• Assisted with and coordinated student services activities
• Kept abreast of Grant regulations for GED program and communicated information via memorandums to Directors
• Maintained and compiled statistical data regarding student success and retention via Access database and Excel and prepared reports necessary for GRANT renewal.
• Performed research and conducted surveys to develop best practices in comparison with other GED/ESL programs
Professional Affiliations
• Member of American Research Association
• Member of Chi Sigma Iota National Honor Society
Employment History
• 11/2008 to present Texas Southern University – Counselor, promoted to Transcript Specialist 04/2009
• 02/2005 to present HCC System – Adjunct Instructor/Advisor
• 09/2003 – 11/2008 HCC System – Sr. Benefits Rep/Analyst/Team Lead
• 01/2003 – 8/2003 HCC System – Contract through Spearhead Group - Benefits Representative
• 2001 – 2002 Reach Across Houston – Instructor/Office Coordinator
• 2000 – 2001 Christus Health Systems – Sr. Benefits Specialist
• 1998 – 1999 Houston Community College System – Human Resource Rep./Supervisor
• 1989 – 1998 St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital – Benefits Representative

Proficient in Word, Excel, Access and Outlook and some web design experience. Also proficient is PeopleSoft and SAP