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EDUCATION

M.S.Ed., Higher Education Administration and Policy. Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. (2008)
Thesis: “Revisiting the Greenhouse Institute: Examining the Student Life Outcomes”

Post-Degree Program, Computer Science. DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana. (2004)

B.A., Computer Science, Minor in Applied Music. DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana. (2003)


PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Director of Digital Media and Photography. Northwestern University Office of Bands, Evanston, Illinois. (2007—present)
Supervise the web presence for the Office of Bands while composing engaging content to promote the band program to prospective students, parents, and alumni. Manage student and alumni content contributors. Provide photography services and edit videos.

Creative Director. forzandoArts, Hinsdale, Illinois. (1996—present)
Provide high quality web presences, graphic design, photography, and creative services to clients including touring music acts and non-profit organizations. Compose and publish music for a variety of ensembles.

Associate Registrar (Acting Registrar). Midwestern University, Downers Grove, Illinois. (2014—2016)
Supervise the staff of the registrar's office and oversee data management for academic programs while assuring FERPA-compliant privacy protections. Develop and manage the office's training programs. Manage all graduation processes and monitor completion of academic programs and board examinations. Develop processes, tools, and systems to optimize student services. Oversee compliance and reports for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (SEVP PDSO), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA Primary Certifying Official), and the national loan clearinghouse.

Managing Editor for Jamboree Today News Service. Boy Scouts of America, Dallas, Texas. (2010—2016)
Provide editorial supervision and photographic coverage of national and international scouting events for the Jamboree Today daily newspaper. Contribute to the transition to fully digital distribution. Launch daily video newscast and supervise as executive producer. Promoted from copy editor in 2010; promoted again from international editor in 2013.

Assistant Director of Greek Life, Leadership, and Involvement. Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois. (2008—2011)
Supervised the Office of Leadership Development and Greek Life, including twelve staff and two interns. Directed campus involvement and service programs including fraternity and sorority life. Managed eight college residence facilities. Developed presentations and promotional materials for web and print to increase student participation in campus leadership programs.

Orientation and Parent Programs and Norris University Center Graduate Assistant. Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. (2006—2008)
Reviewed and updated university policy for use of facilities and grounds. Developed and managed "Caught in the Act" staff recognition program. Composed resource and training materials. Directed Essential NU interactive video orientation for new students.

Student Life Counselor. Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. (2004—2006)
Developed residence hall programming and trained hall staff. Advised annual spirit week and lip synch competition activities. Managed student discipline records in school database in compliance with FERPA regulations.

Business Manager. Camp Kikthawenund, Crossroads of America Council, Boy Scouts of America, Indianapolis, Indiana. (2005)
Supervised professional staff of dining service, health and safety office, and camp store. Managed summer budget exceeding $200,000. 

Administrative Upgrade Project Specialist. DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana. (2003—2004)
Collaborated with project team to establish institutional strategic plan to implement a custom university information managament system. Developed database and interface specifications.

Chief Medical Officer and Program Staff. Camp Tomo-Chi-Chi-Knolls, Des Plaines Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America, LaGrange, Illinois. (1998—2003)
Supervised health and safety office and provided routine and emergency medical care. Presented educational programming for scouts and their parents.

Emergency Medical Technician. National Scout Jamboree, Boy Scouts of America, Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. (2001)
Provided medical care for patients throughout the jamboree. Maintained confidential patient records for physicians, nurses, and other medical colleagues.


SELECTED HIGHER EDUCATION SERVICE

Project Leader, Student-Centered Strategic Messaging Workgroup. Midwestern University, Downers Grove, Illinois. (2014—2016)

Communications Committee Member, Greek Life Initiative. Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois. (2009—2011)

Adviser, Alternative Spring Break. Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois. (2008—2010)

Member, Information Across the College Committee. Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois. (2008—2009)

Graduate Adviser, Tiger Pep Band and DePauw Student Government. DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana. (2003—2004)

Member, Greek Relationship Task Force, Coalition to Build a Responsible Community. DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana. (2003—2004)

Assistant Director, Safe Ride. DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana. (1999—2004)

Member, Public Safety Taskforce. DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana. (2001—2002)


MUSIC EDUCATION, CONDUCTING, AND COMPOSITION ENGAGEMENTS

Interim Director of Handbell Music. Community Presbyterian Church, Clarendon Hills, Illinois. (2016)

Instructor of Handbell Music. Urbana Middle School, Urbana, Illinois. (2014)

Director of Handbell Music. St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Urbana, Illinois. (2013—2014)

Director of Handbells. First Lutheran Church, Monmouth, Illinois. (2010—2011)

Marching Technique Instructor. Fighting Scots Marching Band, Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois. (2008)

Marching Band Instructor and Pep Band Conductor. Hinsdale Central High School, Hinsdale, Illinois. (2007—2008; summers only in 2000—2004 and 2006)

Director. Tiger Alumni Bands, DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana. (2004—2008)

Assistant Conductor and Composer-in-Residence. University Schools Band, Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. (2004—2006)

Composer. DePauw Symphony Orchestra, DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana. (2004)

Director and Conductor. Tiger Pep Band, DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana. (2001—2003)

Assistant Director/Teaching Assistant. WT280 Handbell Winter Term Course, DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana. (1999—2001)

Director of High School Handbell Programs. Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church, Greencastle, Indiana. (1999—2001)

Assisting Conductor. Allegro Handbell Ensemble, Union Church of Hinsdale, Hinsdale, Illinois. (1997—1999)

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Ongoing blog entries, including transcripts of invited speaking engagements, appear at danielreck.com/blog.

Reck, D. M. (2016, March). Optimizing service with custom transcript and document fulfillment. Presentation at 2016 American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Ariz.

Cooper, S. R. & Reck, D. M. (2015, April). Change management in small offices: Leveraging assessment and shared vision. Presentation at 2015 American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Md.

Reck, D. M. (2010, August 1). “Digital: Scouts take jamboree to web.” Jamboree Today, 17(6), pp. 1, 6.

Reck, D. M. (2009, September). “Guilty by association.” The Mu of Monmouth College, 2(3), 4.

Reck, D. M. (2009, July). “Advising: More heads are better than one.” The Mu of Monmouth College, 2(2), 2.

Reck, D. M. (2009, February). “Onward and upward with new student leaders.” The Mu of Monmouth College, 1(3), 4.

Reck, D. M. (2009, January). “On greatness: A return to old truths.” The Mu of Monmouth College, 1(2), 4.

Reck, D. M. (2009). Fantasia Annenberg (Music Composition, Piano/Clarinet Duet). forzandoArts.

Reck, D. M. (2008, December). “Govern each act by a high sense of honor.” The Mu of Monmouth College, 1(1), 4.

Reck, D. M. (2008, April). Student-centered success in fraternities and sororities. Invited presentation at Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Ill.

Reck, D. M. (2007, May). Revisiting the Greenhouse Institute: Examining the student life outcomes. Paper presented at Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

Reck, D. M. (2007, March). Measuring student life, stress, and success at a residential high school for gifted students. Poster session presented at Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

Reck, D. M.(2006). Grüne Schlossglocken (Music Composition, Handbell Ensemble). forzandoArts.

Reck, D. M.(2006). American Fanfare, An (Music Composition, Symphonic Band). forzandoArts.

Reck, D. M.(2005). Of Dreams Eternal (Music Composition, Symphonic Band). forzandoArts.

Reck, D. M.(2004). Of Dreams Eternal (Music Composition, Symphonic Orchestra). forzandoArts.

Reck, D. M.(2001). A Hope (Music Composition, Handbell Solo with Piano). forzandoArts.

Reck, D. M.(2000). ALLEGRO Union, The (Music Composition, Handbell Ensemble). forzandoArts.

Reck, D. M. [arr.] (2000). Greensleeves (Music Arrangement, Handbell Ensemble). forzandoArts.

Reck, D. M. [arr.] (1999). Carol of the Bells (Music Arrangement, Handbell Ensemble). forzandoArts.


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

AACRAO — American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (2014—present)

AFA — Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisers (2008—2012)

AGEHR — Handbell Musicians of America; formerly the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers (2006—present)

ASCAP — American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (2006—present)

NASPA — Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (2006—present)

EMT-B — Emergency Medical Technician, Basic (2001—2003; 2009—present)

 

SELECTED VOLUNTEER SERVICE

Media Director. Allegro Handbell Ensemble, Union Church of Hinsdale, Hinsdale, Illinois. (2000—present)

District Committee Member / Unit Commissioner. Illowa Council, Boy Scouts of America, Davenport, Iowa. (2008—present)

Venturing Crew Advisor. Crossroads of America Council, Boy Scouts of America, Indianapolis, Indiana. (2004—2006)

Assistant Scoutmaster. Des Plaines Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America, LaGrange, Illinois. (1999—2008)

 

AWARDS AND HONORS RECEIVED

Photography selected for 2014—2021 “Hometown Teams” exhibit. Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C. (2012)

Inducted into Order of Omega, the national honor society for Greek Life. Monmouth, Illinois. (2011)

Selected for International Service Team at the 22nd World Scout Jamboree. Kristianstad, Sweden. (2011)

Selected for national staff at the National Scout Jamboree. Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. (2010)

Community Leadership Award, DePauw University. Greencastle, Indiana. (2008)

The President’s Volunteer Service Award (Silver Qualification). Washington, D.C. (2008)

20-Year Service Star, Boy Scouts of America. Irving, Texas. (2007)

The President’s Volunteer Service Award (Bronze Qualification). Washington, D.C. (2006)

Crain Foundation Award for innovation in television production, DePauw University. (2002, 2003)

Director of the “Number One Band in Division III Athletics,” NCAA officials, Division III Women’s Basketball National Championship. Terre Haute, Indiana. (2002, 2003)

Service to America Award, Boy Scouts of America. Irving, Texas. (1999, 2002)

Selected for national staff at the National Scout Jamboree. Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. (2001)

Eagle Scout Rank, Boy Scouts of America. Irving, Texas. (1999)


TECHNOLOGY EXPERIENCE

Proficient in: Jenzabar CX (university information system), Joomla (web content management system), Human interface design, Social media management (including Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, etc.), HTML/CSS, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Captivate, Finale, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, PC Hardware Maintenance.

Experienced with: Ellucian/Datatel university information systems, SQL database query language, Adobe Premiere, AVID, PHP, ASP, C++, Visual Basic, VBScript, Mac OSX.

Familiar with: PowerSchool student information system, Microsoft Visual Studio .NET, Adobe Creative Suite/Cloud, Scheme.

 
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