Resume

Brian D. Proffer
810-407-3102 │ bdproffer@gmail.com
bdproffer.wordpress.com │ @bdproffer

Education     

Master of Arts in Educational Leadership, Higher Education-Student Affairs │ 2014

Eastern Michigan University-Ypsilanti, Michigan

 

Bachelor of Arts in honors Communication-Mass Media │ 2007

University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, Michigan

 

Experience

Assistant Manager

University Activities Office │ Michigan State University │ East Lansing, Michigan │ 2014-Present

  • Co-advise a board of 11 student directors to host over 250 events a year
  • Advise 1 graduate assistant
  • Coordinate and execute the MSU Holiday Arts & Crafts Show and the MSU Spring Arts & Crafts Show
  • Maintain financial records for programs and events
  • Maintain web content

 

Student Engagement Specialist

Success Center │ Marygrove College │ Detroit, Michigan │ 2014

  • Maintained and enhanced resources for 20 student organizations
  • Coordinated the Fall New Student Orientation Program and Transfer Student Orientation Program
  • Created a Mid-Year Orientation Program
  • Coordinated the L.E.A.D. Marygrove Conversations, L.E.A.D. Leadership Training Program and L.E.A.D. Marygrove Diversity Program
  • Maintained the annual student activities budget and finances
  • Coordinated the Continuing Education Program consisting of 100+ courses and 75+ faculty

 

Coordinator of Student Involvement, Leadership and Greek Affairs

Office of Student Involvement, Leadership and Greek Affairs │ Marygrove College │ Detroit, Michigan │ 2013-2014

  • Created and implemented resources for all student organizations
  • Created and implemented the Fall New Student Orientation Program and Transfer Student Orientation Program
  • Created and implement the L.E.A.D. Marygrove Conversations, L.E.A.D. Leadership Training Program and L.E.A.D. Marygrove Diversity Program
  • Created and launched the Marygrove Student Government Association
  • Maintained annual student activities budget and finances
  • Coordinated the Continuing Education Program

 

Graduate Student Intern

Academic Resource Center │ Concordia University │ Ann Arbor, Michigan │ 2013

  • Supervised the College Reading & Learning association certification and application process for the ARC
  • Researched and benchmarked training model at CRLA-certified Learning Assistance Programs (LAPs)
  • Coordinated, planned and facilitated training and development offerings for ARC undergraduate student staff
  • Certification application submitted in August of 2013 and granted Level 1 Certification by the CRLA in July of 2014

 

Student Activities Coordinator

Office of Student Life │ University of Michigan-Flint │ Flint, Michigan │ 2008-2012

  • Advised and supported 5 Major Student Organizations and 98 Voluntary Student Organizations
  • Managed the Student Organization Center
  • Supervised 8 student employees a year
  • Created and implemented multiple leadership programs and student activities
  • Maintain multiple office and program budgets and contracts
  • Maintained multiple web and social media platforms

 

Student Services Associate

Office of Student Life │ University of Michigan-Flint │ Flint, Michigan │ 2007-2008

  • Advised and supported 4 Major Student Organizations and 47 Voluntary Student Organizations
  • Managed the Student Organization Center
  • Supervised 5 student employees a year

 

Presentations

Refereed Presentations-International/National

  • Proffer, Brian D. (2017, March). The Business End of Student Involvement. Presentation at the Annual Convention of ACPA: College Student Educators International, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Proffer, Brian D. (2016, February). NACA 2016 Pecha Kucha: The Secret. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the National Association of Campus Activities, Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Proffer, Brian D. (2015, March). Keep Rolling In Spite of the Agendas: Best Practices to Ensure Development Within Offices With Prevailing Office Politics or Personal Agendas. Presentation at the Annual Convention of ACPA: College Student Educators International, Tampa, Florida.

 

Refereed Presentations-Regional/Local

  • Proffer, Brian D. (2016 October). #ATTI80: Around the Theory in 80 Days. Presentation at the ACPA-Michigan Annual Conference, Detroit, Michigan.
  • Proffer, Brian D. ( 2015 October). The More You Know: Learning and Understanding Institutional Guidelines Regarding Social Media. Presentation at the Michigan College Personnel Association Annual Conference, East Lansing, Michigan.
  • Broughton, Elizabeth and Proffer, Brian D. (2014, October). Social Media and Technology. Roundtable at the Michigan College Personnel Association Annual Conference, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
  • Proffer, Brian D. (2011, February). Use What You’ve Got: Recruitment on Commuter Campuses and Beyond. Presentation at the University of Michigan-Flint Annual Student Leadership Conference, Flint, Michigan.
  • Proffer, Brian D. (2008, February). Understanding Dr. Stephan Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Presentation at the University of Michigan-Flint Annual Student Leadership Conference, Flint, Michigan.

 

Presentations to Student Audiences

  • Proffer, Brian D. (2017 February). Professional Communications and Social Media. Presentation at the Kappa Sigma Great Lakes Multi-District Conclave, Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Proffer, Brian D. (2016 September – 2017 April). REAL TALK. Leadership Workshop Series of 12 Presentations at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.
  • Proffer, Brian D. (2016 August). it’s the SMALL thing. Presentation at the Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo Valley Community College Leadership and Involvement Conference, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
  • Proffer, Brian D. (2016 February). Building You Up: Self-Authorship and Social Media. Presentation to the Eastern Michigan University B.E.S.T. Program, Ypsilanti, Michigan.
  • Proffer, Brian D. (2015 September). Responsibility and Accountability in Greek Life & Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Presentation at the Michigan Kappa Sigma International Fraternity District Kickoff, East Lansing, Michigan.
  • Proffer, Brian D. (2015, March). Public Relations and Social Media for Chapters. Presentation at the Michigan Kappa Sigma International Fraternity District Conclave, East Lansing, Michigan.
  • Proffer, Brian D. (2013, September). Social Media and Professional Standards. Presentation at the Student Success Conference at Jackson College, Jackson, Michigan.
  • Proffer, Brian D. (2013, March). Leadership: Grand Procurator. Presentation at the Michigan Kappa Sigma International Fraternity District Conclave, Flint, Michigan.

 

Invited Workshops

  • Proffer, Brian D. (2017, June). Social Media and Pre-College Practices. Workshop with MYLead2017, East Lansing, Michigan.
  • Proffer, Brian D. (2017, January). Communication and Johari’s Window. Workshop with Student Life Staff at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.
  • Proffer, Brian D. (2015, June). Event Planning, Team Building and Communication. Workshop with Saginaw District Public Schools Teen Advisory Council, Saginaw, Michigan.
  • Proffer, Brian D. (2013, August). Structuring and Running Student Organizations. Workshop with Saginaw District Public Schools Teen Advisory Council, Saginaw, Michigan.

 

Invited Panels

  • Doody, Tony (2016, June). HigherEdLive: Current Trends and Issues in Student Activities, higheredlive.com
  • Tejada, III, Enrique (2015, March). Student Affairs: Best Practices for Interviewing Panel. Panel for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Higher Education-Student Affairs Professional Development Program, Lincoln, Nebraska.
  • Wiens, Alaina (2014, May). HigherEdLive: HighEdWeb Michigan Recap. Panel for the HigherEdLive HighEdWeb Recap Series, higheredlive.com.
  • MCPA NextGen (2012, November). Student Affairs Panel. Panel for the Michigan College Personnel Association NextGen Conference, Detroit, Michigan.

Publications

  • Proffer, Brian D. (2015). All Identities Come With Privilege and Barriers. S. Eddington (Ed.), Men in Student Affairs: Stories from 13 Student Affairs Professionals (35-39), United State of America: Student Affairs Collective.

 

Courses Taught

  • Special Topics-Social Media (EDLD590), Eastern Michigan University: Winter 2016

 

Affiliations

  • ACPA: College Student Educators International │ 2011-Present
    • Annual Convention Attendee │ 2014-Present
    • Annual Convention Team Member: Strategic Marketing Committee Member │ 2017
    • Annual Convention Team Member: Social Media Coordinator│ 2018
  • Eastern Michigan University Higher Education Student Affairs Alumni Association │ 2016-Present
    • Historian │ 2016-Present
  • Kappa Sigma International Fraternity │ 2005-Present
    • District Grand Master │ 2012-Present
    • Alumni Advisor │ 2011-2013
    • Assistant Alumni Advisor 2007-2010
  • Michigan College Personnel Association (ACPA) │ 2008-Present
    • Annual Conference Registration Chair/Co-Chair │ 2013, 2014
    • Annual Conference Program Co-Chair │ 2015
    • Conference Attendee │ 2008-2010, 2012-Present
  • National Association of Campus Activities │ 2007-2012, 2014-Present
  • Association of College Union International │ 2013-Present
    • I-LEAD Small Group Facilitator │ 2017
  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators │ 2012-2014
    • Socioeconomic and Class Issues in higher Education Knowledge Community Social Media Coordinator │ 2013

 

Awards

  • National Honor Society of Leadership and Success, Excellence in Service to Students Award │ Marygrove College │ 2014
  • University Fellow Scholarship │ Eastern Michigan University │ 2013
  • Dr. Mary Jo Staff Appreciation Award │ University of Michigan-Flint │ 2012
  • Brian D. Proffer Student Excellence Award │ University of Michigan-Flint │ Namesake

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