TOPIC: Educating and Developing the next Generation of STEM Professionals
Perry Carter, Moderator
2012 NBDPA HBCU/MI Roundtable
2012 NBDPA HBCU/MI RoundtablePerry Carter is Director, Technical Alliances and Outreach with CSC’s (Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) ISR Group in Hanover, Maryland where he supports small business strategic thrusts and ISR capture planning with small business partners, colleges, universities, and labs for CSC's mission partners.Perry also is the President of National BDPA’s Washington, D.C. Chapter, a 501(c)(3) integrated project team charged with developing stronger IT/Cyber workforce pipelines across all vertical markets and industry sectors. He directs public relations and government relations programs for community-based STEM-IC (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics--Intelligence and Cyber) programs, advanced computing competitions (Cyber Challenge, IT Showcase, and HSCC), corporate communications, and cyber security outreach initiatives with industry partners in the National Capital Region (NCR.) Perry is the founding publisher of bdpatoday.Prior to CSC, Perry was Regional Vice President and CIO for Tec-Masters, Inc. (TMI), in the Mid-Atlantic region, where he captured Navy and Marine Corps contracts, three (3) successive funded DoD Mentor–Protégé Program (MPP) agreements, and subcontracts with other government agencies. He also supported TMI's small and mid-sized business (SMB) and Historically Black College and University/Minority Serving Institution (HBCU/MSI) public sector engagements with DoD and other government agencies. Each of his firm’s DoD Protégés achieved ISO 9001-2008, Six Sigma, or CMMI Level III industry certifications respectively. At TMI, he was the primary liaison to supplier development councils (such as NMSDC and WBENC) and the HBCU/MI Project Office (HPO.) After graduating from Temple University and NROTC, Perry served as a Data Systems officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was an application developer, software quality assurance analyst, and VP/IT Director for SBA 8(a) small businesses. In other career roles, Perry served as an instructor at Marine Corps Computer Sciences School in Quantico, VA; Enlisted Assignment [Computer] Model (EAM) Manager at Headquarters Marine Corps; Director, Small Business Programs for Perot Systems Government Services; elected to successive terms as National Public Affairs Officer (PAO) for NNOA, and was a tutor with Joint Educational Facilities (JEF) in the District of Columbia. Perry also respectively served as MIS and IS Director for industry trade associations ITAA [now Tech America] and ITSA [Intelligent Transportation Society of America] in Washington.
Dr. Curtis Charles
Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Transformation, and Executive Director for the Center for Defense and Homeland Security
Dr. Curtis Charles – Academic Entrepreneur -- Dr. Charles completed his graduate studies in Architecture at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), undergraduate studies in Architecture from Howard University, PhD in Higher Education Administration from Morgan State University, and completed the Harvard University Institute for Educational Management (IEM); Hampton University Executive Leadership Summit, and AASCU Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI).
Dr. Charles is the Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Transformation and Outreach, in the Office of the Chancellor . As the Executive Director of the Center for Defense and Homeland Security, Dr. Charles works with 22 interdisciplinary faculty, National Labs and industry partners to prepare the next generation of national security and disaster preparedness workforce by addressing issues of national priority to the security of the United States.
Before joining the Chancellor's Office, Dr. Charles served as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs with the responsibilities for strategic planning; institutional effectiveness (SACS); academic program development and review; specialized accreditation; international education, economic transformation (at the UNC and Campus levels) and outreach; the Defense Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC) preparedness; Title III Grant - Achieving Academic Excellence by Enhancing Academic Programs, Planning, and Assessment/Strengthening Faculty and Staff Development; military education; international education; Academic Affairs PACE (University of North Carolina President's Advisory Committee on Efficiency and Effectiveness); university-wide Assessment Advisory Committee; and Chair of the Ft. Bragg STEM Community Collaborative.
All of Dr. Charles' duties required that he provide overall leadership to direct and collaborate with the Vice Chancellors, Deans, Chairs and select executive administrators, in a complex and dynamic environment. In addition, his work requires that he collaborate with a wide range of external constituents building partnerships with business, government and philanthropic organizations.
Dr. Charles is the co-author of Computers in the Professional Practice of Design, McGraw Hill, and Multimedia Marketing for Design Firms, John Wiley and Sons, and has published several papers on higher education, accreditation, and architecture.
Prior to FSU, Dr. Charles worked as a Strategy and Change Executive Consultant with IBM Global Services; Chair of the Graduate and Undergraduate programs in Architecture at Morgan State University; entrepreneur and co-owner of Multimedia Interactive Technologies; and taught at University of Miami, Howard University, Barry University, and Morgan State University.
Business Development Principal
Systems and Global Services
General Velma "Von” Richardson, USA Retired, is the IS&GS Business
Development Principal responsible for setting and managing the strategic
direction of the Gulf Coast-based small business/college and university
outreach and development program as well as its execution. In this position,
she identifies, establishes, coordinates, and monitors challenges associated
with implementing IS&GS innovation clusters at designated colleges and
universities. Serving as a University Coordinator, she builds relationships
with key colleges and universities for integration into the LM Internship
Program and facilitates mentoring opportunities for university and small
business partners. Prior to this position, she led the
DoD Information Technology efforts in Lockheed
Martin's Washington Operations unit where she supported Washington-based
Department of Defense CIOs and other IT leaders in identifying priorities,
increasing program visibility, taking new technology directions, and recommending
innovative IT solutions as their missions evolved
H. (Hank) Harrison Valentine
CEO HBCU/MI Project Office
Hank Harrison Valentine is Promoter and CEO of the HBCU/MI Project Office (HPO), formerly the HBCU/MI Research Alliance (HMIRA), founder of the HHV Group, and Senior Research Fellow, Office of the Provost at North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina. Hank applied for and was granted early retirement after 20-plus years of service with the IBM Corporation where he held several management positions in various Research and Development divisions. In addition to his managerial responsibilities, Hank held the following positions and made significant accomplishments which prepared him for his role within the HPO. These experience included but are not limited to Adjunct Visiting Scientist and Adjunct Professor for multiple universities, Executive Director for the Advanced Distributed Simulation Research Consortium (ADSRC), Chief Technical Staffer – Assigned to the IBM-Germany’s European Team as the Voice & Data Integration Program, and Software Systems Architect, Designer, and Program Manager withIBM Development Labs. It is this experience which has positioned Hank to lead the HPO to its now current position as a leading arbitrator between educational institutions and businesses both small and large. After retiring from IBM and an international assignment to help architect the Eurocontrol’s Air Traffic Services modernization program entitled "Enhanced Air Traffic Management and Mode S Implementation in Europe (EASIE) Communication and Router,” Hank embarked on his personal mission to help minority students develop the skills necessary for engaging in business effectively with industries and in communicating with a diverse work force. His organization, the HPO, places students and faculty in a working and learning environment with leading scientists, researchers, and corporate executives and, supports on-campus employment for research and development projects.
David Wilson, Ed.D
Morgan State University President
David Wilson, the 12th president of Morgan State University, has a long record
of accomplishment and more than 30 years of experience in higher education
administration. Dr. Wilson holds four academic degrees: a B.S. in political
science and an M.S. in education from Tuskegee University; an Ed.M. in
educational planning and administration from Harvard University and an Ed.D. in
administration, planning and social policy, also from Harvard. He came to
Morgan from the University of Wisconsin, where he was chancellor of both
University of Wisconsin Colleges and the University of Wisconsin–Extension.
Before that, he held numerous other administrative posts in academia,
including: vice president for University Outreach and associate provost at
Auburn University, and associate provost of Rutgers, the State University of
Wilson's tenure as Morgan's president, which began on July 1, 2010, already has
been characterized by great gains for the university. Among the many
highlights: a record one-year enrollment increase during the 2010–11 academic
year; procurement of the university's largest-ever research contract, a
$28.5-million, five-year contract from NASA; inclusion of Morgan as one of the
recipients of a $129-million energy innovation research grant to Penn State
University; the launch of an aggressive initiative to maintain excellence in
customer service and improve the information technology infrastructure on
campus; new construction on campus valued at $234 million; signing of
articulation agreements with several two-year colleges, bringing Morgan
bachelor's degrees to their campuses; approval of Morgan's first off campus
baccalaureate program by the State of Maryland; establishment of Morgan's first
online degree program; a significant expansion of study abroad opportunities
for Morgan students and the continuation of Morgan's tradition of producing
Fulbright Scholars: two students and one professor in 2011.
Wilson has authored 2 books and more than 20 articles published in scholarly
journals. Among the many honors and recognitions he has received for his work:
he was named one of the nation's top 100 leaders in higher education by the
American Association of Higher Education in 1998, was selected as one of The Daily Record newspaper's Influential
Marylanders for 2011, and was honored by the University of Alabama with an
award for outstanding leadership in engaged scholarship in April 2011. Dr.
Wilson serves on the Boards of Directors of the Greater Baltimore Committee and
the United Way of Central Maryland and on the Governing Board of the Maryland
Longitudinal Data System Center. He is a member of the Maryland Humanities
Council — appointed by Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley — and the P-20
Leadership Council of Maryland. In February 2010, President Barack Obama
appointed him to his 11-member Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges
Wilson's achievements as leader of Maryland's Public Urban University have
clearly been strong, but it is the character he brings to the presidency, a
character shaped by the intangibles of his background, that is perhaps most
impressive of all. Dr. Wilson grew up with ten siblings on a sharecropper farm
outside the small town of McKinley, Ala. Through hard work, tenacity and the
encouragement of his father and his teachers, he became the first person in his
family to attend college.
Wilson's educational philosophy is to put the students' experience first. As a
leader, he is a consensus builder and a strong believer in transparency of
process. His goal is to make Morgan a leader in producing the next wave of
innovators in the U.S.
always tried to create an atmosphere where I work so people don't see what they
do as a job,” he says. "It's a calling.”
Virginia State Assistant Vice President & CIO
Hubert D. Harris serves as the Chief
Information Officer (CIO) of Virginia State University (VSU). As CIO, Hubert is
leading the University 's transformation into a digital campus where future VSU
students will use any computing device, at any time, and from anywhere to take
University courses and transact business with the University. Hubert has
successfully implemented projects in a variety of industries within the public
and private sectors. He has 25 years of experience in software development in
various roles; including Programmer, Systems Analyst, Technical Architect,
Project Management, and IT management. Hubert has been employed with the
Commonwealth of Virginia for nearly ten years.
Prior to joining the Commonwealth, Hubert was
employed as a Senior Technology Manager with Accenture (formerly known as
Andersen Consulting), IT Architect for IBM Global Services and Managing
Principal Consultant for the Business Intelligence Division of Informix
Software. Hubert holds a certification as a Project Management Professional
(PMP) by the Project Management Institute. In addition, Hubert holds a Master
of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Management degree with a
specialization in Project Management from the University of Maryland University
Hubert participates as an advisor and guest
speaker for the BDPA Student Chapter at Virginia State University. Previously,
Mr. Harris served as President of the Richmond, VA chapter of BDPA and as a
trainer for the Richmond's High School Computer Competition team throughout the
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