Ms. Rosalind R. Harper is a Program Manager for Infinite Management Solutions, LLC., leading Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) outreach initiatives across an array of customers, partners, and stakeholders. She brings 36 years of Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition, process improvement and management experience. In her role as HBCU program manager, Ms. Harper leads the strategic development and implementation of creative, inclusive, and diverse opportunities for students and faculty of HBCUs to increase representation in the DoD ecosystem. Ms. Harper is proud graduate of a HBCU, Hampton University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She is a graduate of Defense Acquisition University executive-level Program Manager’s Course – PMT 401 and holds three master’s degrees: Master of Public Administration from the University of Dayton; Master of Military Operational Arts and Science from Air University, and Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy (National Defense University).
Prior to this position, Ms. Harper served as the Director of Contracting/Senior Contracting Official, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. In this capacity, she served as the senior acquisition advisor to AFRL Commander, implementing contract policy, compliance, procedures, and processes for seven contracting offices/locations, including three satellite offices in Tokyo, London, and Chile. She led the training and talent management for a diverse workforce of 400+ contracting professionals, while leading the contract strategies/implementation for research and development; managing the execution of more than $5.2 billion in annual obligations, with over 12,000 active contractual actions for 12 Technical Directorates, to include the Small Business Innovative Research Center and the Defense Production Act.
Ms. Harper, or Roz, to her friends and family is “servant leader,” ensuring the growth and development of the individuals and the eco-systems she belongs to are her primary focus. She is married to Charles E. Harper, and they have one adult daughter, Alexandria N.A. Harris.