Thomas is a Regis University undergrad alumni who also holds a master’s degree in education. Thomas has more than 22 years’ experience in organizational leadership and development. He has worked for Denver Public Schools designing online courses, Fortune 500 companies and successful tech startups. He has successfully founded and held vice president roles at numerous successful organizations that include international department of defense contracting services, financial technology services, enterprise level security solutions and hospitality entities. During his tenures, Thomas’ leadership, organizational and entrepreneurship skills have directly affected not only the positive financial growth of each venture, but also a true sense of purpose and community.
Sam began working for Regis University in 2004 and with the OCICU/New Ventures in 2006. As Associate Director, she oversees the day-to-day operations and provides institutional training and support for OCICU partners and their students. Sam was a key developer in the secure management software, RangerLink, and has become an expert in the SMS application. Sam graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Arts in History.
Tom has been involved in higher education for 50 years. He is the former president of New Ventures, Inc. of Regis University and is currently chief strategist of the Online Consortium of Independent Colleges and Universities (OCICU). Tom’s proficiency includes higher education leadership, student affairs, athletics, university advancement and collaborative partnerships. He has been a dean, coach and faculty member.
Senior Education Consultant
Jerry holds a master’s degree in business administration and has over 18 years of management experience in adult higher education. He is experienced in all phases of strategic enrollment management to include marketing, enrollment, admissions, student advising, retention, new business development, and community college partnerships. Jerry has been successful at growing enrollments and improving retention in competitive markets and is skilled at developing metric-driven teams through professional development, mentoring, and training. Jerry is a dedicated marketing professional with experience in customer acquisition, search engine marketing, campaign development, CRM System management, and contact center operations.
Jerry regularly consults with colleges and universities from across the country to evaluate marketing and enrollment operations and provide strategic planning for growing enrollments in adult and online programs. He is an affiliate faculty and instructs online classes in business, marketing, and project management. Jerry and his wife reside in Scottsdale, AZ.
Educated at Brigham Young University, Adam received his B.Sc. in Civil Engineering. He attended Utah State University where he earned a Master of Science in Instructional Technology in 1994. Since that time, he has worked with several professional companies as a Lead Instructional Designer and or as a Project Manager. Certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP®) with PMI as HLP Academic Director, Adam provides strategic, academic, eLearning, project management and consulting services to partner institutions.
As Manager of Business and Administrative services, Darlene provides administrative, logistical, financial, budgetary and analytical services to Higher Learning Partners of Regis University. In addition, she has over 20 years of experience providing administrative and systems consulting services to Regis University partner schools. Her areas of expertise include Registrar, Financial Aid and Student Accounts processes and systems. Darlene is also one of the founding developers of the highly successful Online Consortium of Independent Colleges and Universities (OCICU), which provides a means for like-minded institutions to share their online courses with others. Darlene graduated from Regis University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1995.
OCICU Manager of Member Support Services
As the OCICU Manager of Member Support Services, Jessica serves as the primary point of contact for the OCICU membership partners and facilitates connections and communications between Members, Providers, and their students by providing administration and logistical services to support and ensure that enrollment coordination, resolution strategies, policy compliance, and guidance is available as an invaluable service for our Member partners. She graduated with a B.S. in Applied Psychology in 2010 from Regis University. Jessica has worked for Regis University since 2004 as an Admissions Coordinator, then Marketing Coordinator for new student enrollment strategies before joining Higher Learning Partners in 2012.