DIGGS, Hon. Mawine G.

Deputy Minister for Administration
Diggs
DIGGS, Hon. Mawine G.

 

Mawine G. Diggs
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ELWA Paynesville, Monrovia, Liberia +231(0)886526809 mdiggs2010@yahoo.com, mdiggs@mofa.gov.lr
 
EDUCATION
Doctor of Education in Adult Learning and Leadership, Ph.D.
Specialization: Adult Learning and Leadership
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS In Progress
Master of Education, M.Ed.
Specialization: Counselor Education, Student Affairs Administration
Clemson University, Clemson, SC May 2009
Bachelor of Arts, B.A.
Specialization: Environmental Policy and Sociology
Roanoke College, Salem, VA May 2006
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
National Commission on Higher Education, Republic of Liberia
The National Commission on Higher Education (NCHE) is the regulatory arm of the Government charged with the responsibility to monitor, accredit, and supervise the higher education sub-sector of Liberia’s education system. The Commission was established in 1989 by an Act of the National Legislature as a governing body for the regulation of higher education programs in Liberia.
Director General Oct. 2018 – Present
 Serves as the national representative on matters pertaining to higher education in Liberia
 Responsible for the formulation of policy guidelines concerning the accreditation, regulation and monitoring of all tertiary institutions in Liberia
 Actively mobilizes technical, financial and material resources nationally and internationally in support of Higher Education
 Prepares, recommends, and implements budgets for assigned areas; monitors expenditures, identifies variances and takes necessary actions to ensure operations are within budget limitations and established policies.
 Provides advisory support to institutional leaders in areas involving the development, delivery and administration of comprehensive institutional program offerings
 Actively works to ensure continuous relevancy of programs and curricula offered at Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to that of the economic and workforce demands of Liberia
 Represents Liberia at all local and international forums pertaining to Higher Education
 
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Wayne County Community College District, Detroit Michigan
Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) is a public, 2-year comprehensive college district comprising of 5
campuses,2 University Centers and a Center for Learning Technology which serves 32 cities/townships in Wayne
County, Michigan. The campus locations range from urban to rural. Wayne County’s population is approximately
1,820,584. As a comprehensive community college district, WCCCD serves more than 70,000 credit and non-credit
students. The total budget for the college district is $108,000,000; with approximately 105 full time faculty members;
850 adjunct faculty; 2,443 employees; 3 collective bargaining unions; and a geographical service area of 614 square
miles.
Eastern Campus, President and CAO Mar. 2013- Oct. 2018
 Under the direction of the Chancellor, planned, organized, coordinated, developed, directed, administered,
and evaluated student services and instructional programs, services, resources, and activities for
approximately 24,000 credit and non-credit students.
 Responsible for a $15,000,000 budget; supervised approximately 750 full-time and part-time employees
 Provided leadership in areas involved in the delivery and administration of comprehensive program, such as
academic, student services, continuing education, curricular activities, articulation, and learning resources.
 Participated in the recruitment, assignment, orientation, motivation, and professional development of personnel.
 Trained, directed, supervised, and evaluated the performance of all academic and support personnel on
campus.
 Led systematic review, and assessment of processes for evaluating new and continuing curricula; assessed
needs for programs and services, and facilitated plans for development and implementation.
 Prepared, recommended, and implemented budgets for assigned areas; monitored expenditures, identified
variances and took necessary actions to ensure campus operations within budget limitations and established
policies. Reviewed reports related to the resources of campus programs and services.
 Ensured that human and financial resources were allocated efficiently and effectively.
 Ensured that the highest legal and ethical standards were maintained and clearly communicated to
personnel; informed the Chancellor and other District staff as to the status of assigned functions or services.
 Represented the campus and college on various community boards, committees, and at events.
 Attended Board meetings; provided input as necessary on issues affecting assigned functions.
 Participated as a member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet in the development and recommendation of District
policy and plans, and performed other duties as assigned by the Chancellor.
Assistant to the Chancellor, Student Engagement July 2017 – Oct. 2018
 Worked closely with the Chancellor to facilitate achievement of student engagement goals and objectives
consistent with the District's Student Services Agenda
 Ensured that district-wide human and financial resources were allocated efficiently and effectively to
support student engagement efforts.
 Sought out and acquired grant funding, philanthropic sponsorships and other alternative revenue sources.
An example was the $2.5 million Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training
(TAACCCT) grant awarded to the district in 2014 to implement a cybersecurity program under my
leadership.
 Served as the college spokesperson on Student Engagement
 Represented the College District at local and nationwide conferences, symposiums and community
engagements
 Managed a $1.5 Million budget
 Directly supervised approximately 30 full-time and 100 part-time employees across the District
 
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District Vice Chancellor, Student Services Dec. 2015 – July 2017
 Worked closely with the Chancellor to facilitate achievement of student services goals and objectives
consistent with the District's mission and goals, and also formulated, developed and implemented student
services and instructional programs and services, standards and activities in compliance with all applicable
regulations, policies and procedures.
 Liaison between Campus Presidents and the Chancellor to ensure district wide alignment of student support
services and activities.
 Managed a 25,000,000 budget inclusive of institutional funding, federal grants and scholarships
 Resolved faculty, staff, and student concerns in accordance with Board policy and District procedures.
 Worked closely with community leaders and special interest groups to maintain and enhance the
partnership between the college and the community.
 Represented the College in the community, including local educational institutions, business interests and
service organizations, and at state and national conferences.
 Served as point person on the Chancellor’s leadership team in establishing short- and long-range plans for
student services throughout the district.
District Dean, Student Services Nov. 2011 – Mar. 2013
 Maintained daily oversight of the Admissions and Records Office
 Developed, implemented, managed and evaluated a large variety of diverse programs in support of student
development programs of the District (six campuses, 1 university center)
 Prepared departmental objectives; evaluated the quality of services provided and determined ways to
improve services and implemented changes
 Directly managed a $850,000 budget
 Maintained direct supervision of the Veteran Student Services program
 Assumed overall responsibility for directing the activities of personnel engaged in performing functions of
the assigned student services areas
 Assessed needs; supervised and coordinated development, implementation and evaluation of programs
associated curricula and materials
 Selected, trained and evaluated staff. Developed work schedules and assignments
 Prepared reports, proposals and recommendations for overall program; kept detailed records of assigned
activities
 Developed and maintained a variety of community relation activities; served as college liaison with various
student/community outreach organizations
 Maintained responsibility for daily oversight of the Strategic Enrollment Services Center which encouraged
the highest quality of customer service throughout the District
 Maintained responsibility for the Articulation Agreement Process between WCCCD and colleges and
universities nationwide
 
ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
Resident Director College Park, MD
University of Maryland│Department of Resident Life 07/09-09/11
Resident Director Clemson, SC
Clemson University│Residential Life 07/07-05/09
Resident Director Spartanburg, SC
Wofford College│Department of Student Affairs 07/06-07/07
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Coordinator of Residential Learning Communities Spartanburg, SC
Wofford College│Department of Student Affairs 07/06-07/07
Coordinator for Senior Programming Spartanburg, SC
Wofford College│Department of Student Affairs 07/06-07/07
Assistant Manager Monrovia, Liberia
Millenium Educational Supplies & Consultants (MESCON) 09/99-07/02
 
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Class Instructor EDCP 470 Introduction to Student Personnel College Park, MD
University of Maryland│ School of Education 01/10- 09/11
Class Instructor EDCP 368 Student Development Theory College Park, MD
University of Maryland│ School of Education 01/10- 09/11
Class Instructor UNIV 100 The Student In The University College Park, MD
University of Maryland│ New Student Orientation 08/10- 09/11
Class Instructor EDC 390 Student Development, Leadership, & Counseling for the Student Affairs
Paraprofessional Clemson, SC
Clemson University│School of Education 08/07-01/09
 
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIP/AFFILIATION
 American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
 American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
 American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC)
 Michigan Association for Adult and Continuing Education (MAACE)
 Alliance for Excellence in Online Education (AEOE)
 Michigan Community Colleges Association (MCCA)
 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated
SELECT PRESENTATIONS
 “Responding to Rapid Change: The Emergence of the Community College Design Center” at the
American Association of Community Colleges Convention, Chicago, IL (2016)
 “Sharpening Your Networking Skills” to the ReBUILD Detroit Scholars (a consortium of 3
Universities and a community college), Detroit, MI (2015)
 “Workers in Transition…How Community Colleges Can Best Serve Their Needs” at the Michigan
Occupational Deans Administrative Council (MODAC) Traverse City, MI (2015)
 “Wayne County Community College District’s 50th Anniversary: Our Legacy and Designing Bold
Future Pathways” at Faculty Convocation, Taylor, MI (2015)
 “Women in Leadership” at the Michigan Association of Continuing Education and Training
Conference at Mission Point on Mackinac Island, Michigan, (2014)
 
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 MCCA-College Access Network: Student Success Summit-Campus wide Inclusiveness— Creating a
Campus Climate of Welcome, Affirmation, Belonging, and Openness through Diversity, Equity, and
Multicultural Programming (2012).
PUBLICATIONS
Diggs, Mawine (2015, Nov). Your Bright Future Begins Here. BlacDetroit Magazine
Becklin, K., Diggs, M., & Foxx, K. (2008, April). Recruitment Message and Retention Efforts, Is there a
disconnect? Poster session presented at the College of Health, Education, and Human Development’s
Tenth Annual Faculty Forum, Clemson University, Clemson, SC.
Diggs, Mawine (2005, July). Independent Study: Restoration of Water Systems in Liberia, West Africa
(Proposal)
 
SELECT AWARDS
 American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) 40 Under 40 Award (2016)
 Wayne County Community College District Outstanding Service Award (2015)
 Who’s Who in Black Detroit (2015)
 Michigan Chronicle Women of Excellence (2015)
 B.W. Harris Alumni Association, Rev. Dr. Emmanuel W. Johnson Excellence in Education Honoree
(2014)
 White House Communication Agency Certificate of Appreciation (2014)
 
SELECT COMMUNITY SERVICE
 Member of the Board of Directors for Communities in Schools (CIS) of Michigan (2013-2019)
 Member of the Board of Directors for Eastside Community Network (ECN) of Michigan
(2014-2019)
 
REFERENCES
*References are available upon request



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