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Dr. Cornelius Wooten

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Vice President for Administration...

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Local Address:  Indiana , United States
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
167 North Pointe Blvd.
Freeport , Pennsylvania 16229
United States

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  • MBA
  • Ph.D. , higher education administration
  • doctor of philosophy degree
    Florida State University
  • bachelor's degree
    Savannah State College
  • master of business administration
    Atlanta University's Graduate School of Business
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UWIC Board of Directors | United Way of Indiana County, 22 Dec 2015 [cached]
Cornelius Wooten / Indiana University of Pennsylvania
The three applicants selected are Trey ..., 9 Jan 2015 [cached]
The three applicants selected are Trey Berry, currently SAU's provost and vice president for academic affairs; Phillip Marc Wilson, president of Rich Mountain Community College in Mena; and Cornelius Wooten, vice president for administration and finance at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
The Gulf Herald - Pensacola's Finest Online Newspaper - FREE Classifieds, Pensacola Real Estate, and more! [cached]
Cornelius Wooten Named Vice-President of Administrative Affairs at UWF
Staff Reports
PENSACOLA-Cornelius Wooten will join the University of West Florida (UWF) as vice president of administrative affairs and as an assistant professor.In these capacities, he will assume general oversight of the division of administrative affairs and will serve as the chief administrative, business and financial officer of the university.Wooten begins his work at UWF on Feb. 19.He will provide consultative services to the university and to the administrative affairs division from Jan. 4 through Feb. 18.
"The University of West Florida has tremendous growth and economic development potentials.I look forward to contributing to the continued growth and development of UWF as well as providing services to Pensacola and the surrounding communities," said Wooten when commenting on his appointment.
Wooten currently serves as vice president for administration and finance and assistant professor at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Okla. Prior to that, he served as vice president for administrative services and as associate professor at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Ill.
He holds a bachelor's in accounting and business administration from Savannah State College in Savannah, Ga.; a master's in business administration from Atlanta University in Atlanta, Ga.; and a doctorate in higher education from Florida State University in Tallahassee.
Among his numerous professional affiliations, Wooten is a member of the Association of University Administrators, the American Association for Higher Education, the National Association for College and University Business Officers, and the Southern Association of College and University Business Officers.
Wooten is a member of the Rotary Club, the Edmond Chamber of Commerce and has served on numerous civic and school associations and committees.
Local News | The Pensacola News Journal, 27 July 2005 [cached]
"Prior to the two hurricanes, we had a major challenge," said Cornelius Wooten of the Gulf Coast African-American Chamber of Commerce."After the two hurricanes, we may be approaching a crisis in Pensacola and Escambia County in relation to affordable housing."
Wooten is vice president for administrative affairs and an assistant professor of business at the University of West Florida.
Wooten named IUP vice ..., 30 April 2008 [cached]
Wooten named IUP vice president of finance
Following a national search, IUP President Dr. Tony Atwater has named Dr. Cornelius Wooten to this position.
Wooten holds both a Ph.D. in higher education administration and an MBA.
Wooten, who serves as interim vice president for administrative services at Alabama State University in Montgomery, Ala., brings almost three decades of experience in higher education financial management and administration to IUP.He is a strong advocate and has extensive experience in the areas of continuous quality improvement, customer service, strategic planning, economic development and community development.
Prior to his work at Alabama State University, where he has been since January 2006, he served as the chief financial officer at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Fla. (2001 to 2006); the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Ok. (1996 to 2001); Western Illinois University in Macomb, Ill. (1994 to 1996); Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Fla., and Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo. > >
Wooten also served as executive assistant to the chancellor and acting vice chancellor for business affairs at Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, N.C. Prior to that work, he was director of business services at Savannah State College in Savannah, Ga.
He began his work in higher education as an administrative fellow with the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Program, serving a one-year appointment as business manager and chief business officer for Knoxville College, Knoxville, Tenn., and a one-year appointment as budget director and assistant controller at Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn.
He began his professional career with the George Power Company and worked for North Carolina National Bank, both in financial management.
Dr. Wooten also has served in a faculty role at several colleges, teaching in the area of business, management, marketing, finance and accounting.He also has served as a consultant and is active in his communities and in professional and honor societies in his field.
Wooten has his bachelor's degree from Savannah State College, his master of business administration from Atlanta University's Graduate School of Business and his doctor of philosophy degree from Florida State University.
"Dr. Wooten brings to IUP a wealth of experience in university budgeting, finance and accounting," said IUP President Dr. Tony Atwater.
While at Alabama State University, Dr. Wooten oversees the University's administrative services division and also is responsible for capital projects in excess of $125 million.During his tenure at the University of West Florida, he instituted standards, streamlined operations and increased operating efficiencies in the midst of University budget reductions; provided coaching, leadership and direction in the university-wide Hurricane Ivan recovery efforts and developed a campus-wide service initiative, "Making Way for Excellence" with the Baptist Hospital in Pensacola.
He increased overall productivity and enhancements by 100 percent of all his divisional areas and implemented university-wide customer service initiatives.Under his leadership, the division won two national awards for governmental purchasing and one for mail service.
"I believe Indiana University of Pennsylvania is poised via its 2007-2012 Strategic Plan to propel to the next level relative to its instruction, research, public service and community outreach pursuits.I look forward to the opportunity of becoming a servant leader at IUP," Wooten said.
At the University of Central Oklahoma, he directed the University's Strategic Planning Process, directed major capital construction projects in excess of $55 million, including a $20 million residential housing project.He also initiated a resource reallocation process and a comprehensive budget development system.He also implemented a procurement card system, a campus beautification program, increased campus-wide parking and implemented a transportation shuttle system.
At Western Illinois University, he reorganized the division, developed a capital budgeting process.He also negotiated a new food service contract and provided leadership and coordination of the planning and construction of new campus recreation and wellness facilities.He led efforts to complete capital improvement and renovation projects totaling in excess of $26 million.
He also has served as chair of the Insurance Committee for the Board of Regents of Oklahoma Colleges and has been extensively involved in civic organizations in the places in which he has lived and worked, including the Escarosa (Florida) Regional Workforce Development Board, the City of Pensacola Enterprise Zone Advisory Board, the Arts Council of Northwest Florida, chair of the Gulf Coast African American Chamber of Commerce, Escambia County Board of Education Task Force on Diversity, and the Rotary Club and Kiwanis Club.
He also has been a mentor to minority college and high school students and young professionals.He received the Outstanding Young Men of America award in 1977 and 1980.
Wooten and his wife, Clarice Faye Hill, have one son, Cory, who is a business development professional.
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