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Tara Pearson

tpearson@westga.edu

Education

Masters of Public Administration, State University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA
Completed Masters degree in Public Administration in December of 1997. Courses include Personnel Management, Public Budgeting, Administrative Law and Procedures, and Research Methods of Public Administration as well as various related theory courses. Formerly employed as a Graduate Research Assistant.

Bachelor of Science, Shorter College, Rome, GA
BS in general studies with a concentration in marketing and communications. Manager and Music Director for the college radio station. Made Dean’s list on numerous occasions. Member of Delta Sigma Tau Sorority. Active in several clubs and activities including chorus and dance. Graduated in May 1995.

Experience

Institutional Research Analyst II University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA
Responsible for the University of West Georgia’s Annual Report, Just the Facts Publication, Institutional Data Requests, Surveys (US News and World Report, College Board, Peterson’s, and Wintergreen), Projects (Historical Records Grant and Common Data Set), and Update IRP’s web site. Responsible for the coordination of UWG’s Records Management Inventory, organization of the SACS library. Training with Dreamweaver, and SAS software. August 2000 to Present.

Data Specialist/Records Manager State University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA
Responsible for the implementation, reorganization and maintenance of all Foundation, Corporate, and Individual Prospect files for the West Georgia Foundation. Assist with special projects: Annual Fund Drive, Alumni Week/Reunion, and Phonathon Pledge Drive. Responsible for the coordination of data entry, printing of documents/labels, filing, and basic clerical work for the Alumni House. Supervision of a staff of student workers. Experienced with Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, Netscape Communicator and Mail, and Raiser’s Edge programs. August 1999 to August 2000.

Research Analyst/Grant Writer/Coordinator Carrollton City Police Department, Carrollton, GA
Responsibilities include surveying two properties of the Carrollton Housing Authority and a City Wide Survey on Domestic Violence, maintaining statistics and survey information records, completing progress reports as well as writing grants for the Carrollton Police Department. Supervisor on all domestic violence and school based partnership grant activities. Provided support for office staff when needed.
October 1997 to January 1999.

Records Administrator/Inventory Specialist Carroll County Courthouse, Carrollton, GA
Responsible for the reorganization of all Superior Court civil cases, District Attorney records as well as Magistrate Court records. Maintained deed records and microfilmed court documents. Coordinated and co-supervised work schedule of community service workers. June 1997 to October 1997.

Inventory Specialist Carrollton Housing Authority, Carrollton, GA
Responsible for the maintenance of inventory, files, supplies and other related materials. Coordinated reorganization of Authority files into new computer database. Internship through State University of West Georgia. January 1997 to June 1997.

Additional Training

Georgia Records Association (GRA)Conference, St. Simons, GA 2001

SAS Training, Introduction to Programming Concepts Using SAS Software, Atlanta, GA 2001
Southern Association of Institutional Researchers (SAIR) Conference, Panama, FL 2001
Georgia State Archives and History Workshop, Valdosta, GA 2001
Georgia Records Association (GRA) Conference, Albany, GA 2002
Georgia Records Association (GRA) Conference, St. Simons, GA 2004
Georgia Records Association (GRA) Conference, Pine Mountain, GA 2004
Georgia Records Association (GRA) Conference, St. Simons, GA 2005
Georgia Records Association (GRA) Conference, Pine Mountain, GA 2005
Georgia Records Association (GRA) Conference, St. Simons, GA 2006
Georgia Records Association (GRA) Conference, Brasstown Valley, GA 2006
Georgia Records Association (GRA) Conference, St. Simons, GA 2007
Georgia Records Association (GRA) Conference, Brasstown Valley, GA 2007
Georgia Records Association (GRA) Conference, St. Simons, GA 2008
Georgia State Archives and History Workshop, Atlanta, GA 2002