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Teresa Hardee

Dr. Teresa Hardee brings over 20 years of accounting, auditing, budgeting, executive leadership and management experience.  Dr. Hardee holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration (and a minor in Accounting) from Fayetteville State University, an MPA degree from North Carolina Central University, an EdD in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania and a certification from Harvard University’s Institute of Education Management (IEM).  She has served as vice president and chief financial officer at two universities and was also senior vice president and chief operating officer at the university level. Dr. Hardee is a certified public accountant (CPA) and is Six Sigma Black Belt Certified.


​Dr. Hardee's leadership has produced unprecedented improvements in financial and operational performance through business-processes management, risk management and leveraging technological advancements to ensure effective and efficient processes.  She has had engagements at several universities leading to extraordinary financial and operational results. She has spent the last several years using data analytics to develop insights to enable organizations to achieve outcomes, including working on a major grant with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  She has written articles on higher education performance and has served on many higher education committees that influence policies and practices within the higher education and non-profit landscape.


​On scholarship: "It is our responsibility to equip students with the skills needed for a successful pathway to a career marketplace where they can use their talent and ability to serve.”

Michael Boone, PhD.

Dr. Michael Boone is a Senior Consultant with i5O Consulting Services. Mike has served in senior leadership positions in state government and higher education for over 30 years.  He specializes in strategic planning, business process reengineering, performance measurement and management, and organizational design.  For the last 8 years, Mike has worked in higher education as a Business Process Reengineering Director and headed up Distance Education and online programs.  In addition, he has served as program director for Master of Public Administration programs at two universities and is currently an adjunct professor of Public Administration.   He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Wilmington, Delaware Head Start, Inc. He has degrees (B.S. and MBA) from East Carolina University and a PhD in Public Administration from NC State University. He is six sigma black belt trained and has had additional BPR training at Hammer and Company. He is also a certified performance management trainer.

Senior Consultant
Michael Boone, PhD.

Kellie Hardee

Kellie Hardee, MBA, CISA, CRISC currently serves as the Risk Analyst at i5o Consulting. Kellie brings in various years of financial and auditing experience from industries including banking and technology industries. With Big 4 accounting and risk assurance experience, Kellie has provided assurance services to a wide variety of companies within various industries.  Kellie specializes in risk and control identification, control assessment, and risk and control monitoring and reporting. Kellie has received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with a minor in Computer Science from the University of South Carolina along with a Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Florida A&M University. Kellie is a Certified Information Systems Auditor and a Certified TG-3 Auditor..

Risk Analyst
Kellie Hardee, CISA, CTGA, CRISC

Nancy Cotton

Nancy Cotton is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate in Database Development SQL 2016 with 10 plus years experience in the IT industry with the last 7 working in Higher Education.   She specializes in database monitoring administration, data extraction using MySQL and TOAD software, website administration and SIS student administration software, PeopleSoft and Banner.  She is currently the Moodle LMS administrator for I5O.

Data Manager
Nancy Cotton,
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