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Mr. Gentry Woodard

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Curriculum Vitae

 

 

Gentry L. Woodard

[email protected]

 

Education:

 

Masters in Public Administration (MPA)

Texas State University

2002-May 2005

 

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Southwest Texas State University

1990-1994

 

Government Faculty: 2014-Current

Chair, Curriculum Resource Team

Blinn College

Bryan Campus

 

Currently teach, full-time, Federal (2305) and Texas Government (2306) courses in a traditional lecture setting.  My teaching duties include, but are not limited to:

 

Teaching a full time course load as stipulated by Blinn College and maintain a 40 hour work week.

  • Provides instruction for courses at a variety of times and locations.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to student engagement, student success, and instructional excellence.
  • Maintains access to students through posted office hours and electronic communication.
  • Prepares and utilizes a course syllabus and assessments for each course using guidelines established by the institution.
  • Maintains current knowledge of effective teaching methodologies and utilizes a variety of instructional delivery methods, classroom media, and educational resources.
  • Advises students in academic matters.
  • Evaluates students’ performance through a variety of means to measure progress and keep them informed in a timely manner.
  • Assists in the development, distribution and collection of assessments for courses and program objectives.
  • Provides recommendations to the Academic Dean, Assistant Dean, Department Heads, and Curriculum Resource Team regarding curriculum.
  • Demonstrates a positive and professional relationship with students, colleagues, college administration, and the community.
  • Submits timely college reports and forms to the appropriate divisions/departments.
  • Exhibits a commitment to lifelong learning through participation in professional development activities.
  • Possesses a passion for teaching community college students.
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills, both written and orally.
  • Attends college orientation and required institutional meetings.
  • Responsible for other related duties as assigned.

 

Director of Development: 2011-2014

Scott & White Healthcare

College Station, Texas

Primary responsibilities included the cultivation and solicitation of major gifts for a large non-profit health system, as well as the acquisition of planned, annual, and employee gifts.  Managed a Foundation Board of Directors, Associate Director of Development, and responsible for maintaining relationships with current donors and prospects.  Actively researched and submitted private and public proposals for funding.  Maintained a large database of current, past, and potential prospective donors.

 

Regional Director, Government and Community Affairs: 2010-2011

Scott & White Healthcare

College Station, Texas

Serve as a liaison between Scott & White Healthcare and Federal, State, and Local governments.  Responsible for working with elected officials and their staffs on various issues.  Interpret and analyze all Federal and State initiatives, as well as track all regulatory rule proposals and draft comments that have an impact on the health system as a staff member of Scott & White Center for Healthcare Policy.  Work directly with senior staff in Temple, Llano, Brenham, Taylor, and College Station on specific initiatives including Medicaid funding, grant proposals, and facility projects and construction.  Directly work with the community to present and provide information on Scott & White Healthcare.

 

Director of Legislative Affairs & Grants: 2001-2010

St. Joseph Health System

Bryan, Texas

Director of advocacy for a health system of four hospitals, two long-term care facilities, two managed care networks, a behavioral health unit, and numerous rural health clinics expanding throughout seven counties.  Active in maintaining effective communications with local, state, and federal elected officials regarding current issues and legislative proposals with an impact to health care.  Responsible for monitoring all legislative activities and agency regulatory mandates and rules.  Deliver oral testimony and written responses to legislative committees and regularly give Board presentations and represent the system to the news media.  Active in the passage of health related legislation in the state and federal arena.  Sit on numerous committees on the local and state level as well as Chair the Advocacy Committee for the Catholic Health Association of Texas in 2005 and 2006.  Organized and implemented grant tracking initiative to better utilize funding mechanisms to support and expand services.  Worked directly with St. Joseph Foundation and identified and managed all grant applications for health system.  Responsible for the acquisition and management of over $4 million in grant and federal dollars.

 

Legislative Liaison: 2000-2001

State Office of Risk Management

Austin, Texas

Directed all legislative affairs and performed highly complex consultative work in the direction, organizing, and planning and prioritizing of the agency’s legislative projects, budget, and activities.  Provided direction to the Executive Director and the agency’s management staff and Board in areas involving intergovernmental or legislative issues.  Drafted and achieved passage of two major pieces of workers’ compensation legislation for the agency in the seventy-seventh legislature that reorganized the method of worker’s compensation payments for over one hundred and fifty state agencies.  Tracked and monitored all relevant pieces of legislation and maintained an active relationship with all Texas legislative members and staff.

 

 

Political Consultant:  1997-2000

Self-Employed Contract Consultant

Austin, Texas

Represented various business interests, individuals, organizations, and associations before the Texas Legislature.  Influential in drafting and the passage of numerous pieces of legislation, including a Constitutional amendment, and the formation of various interest groups to be recognized by the Texas Legislature.

 

Amendment Clerk: 1997 Legislative Session

Texas House of Representatives

Austin, Texas

Operated the House Floor Amendment System during floor consideration of legislation.  Participated in the design of specialized computer applications used to process amendments considered by the House.  Assisted in supervising and training office staff engaged in various activities related to processing legislation and legislative information.  Assisted in compiling and analyzing legislative data and preparing exclusive legislative reports used by elected officials and staff.  Monitored the status of amendments offered during floor debate and provided information to elected officials during debate.  Worked on the house floor with elected officials and interacted personally with members and staff.

 

Legislative Aide: 1995-1996

State Representative Helen Giddings

Austin, Texas

Provided assistance to elected official in legislative duties.  Assisted in researching and drafting legislation.  Worked closely with state agencies on legislative requests and constituent casework.  Wrote press releases for state and local newspapers on various legislative issues. 

 

Senate Bill Clerk:  1995 Legislative Session

Texas House of Representatives

Austin, Texas

Provided responsible, complex assistance and professional administrative work assisting the House Chief Clerk in procedures of receiving and handling all Senate bills and Resolutions during the seventy-fourth Texas legislative session.  Personally interacted with all House members and staff and provided guidance on the legislative process and procedures.  Occasionally served as reading clerk on the Senate floor for the House of Representatives.