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Grayce - Educator - Apex, NC, USA

Megan Grayce

Apex, NC, USA




Program director for business and paralegal programs, designed and implements new curriculum, secured necessary accreditation for state, pursued ABA approval for paralegal program, taught multiple courses in programs, member of retention, library committees. Student adviser, editor of paralegal newsletter, assembled outside adviser committee from interested community businesses, chamber of commerce representative for college, responsible for significant increase in enrollment and retention.

Work History


GSL Organizational and Human Development Consulting

August 2012 - August 2012

GSL is a minority owned women business engaged in leadership training, in particular, servant leadership training for private organizations, corporations and government contracts.GSL is also interested in partnering with other training organizations to add value or augment their services with servant leadership training and research.

Telephone Interviewer

RTI International

May 2012 - May 2012

Ohio Medicaid Assessment Study
Utah Youth Tobacco Study
CDC 2012 Health and Injury Study

Document Reviewer - temporary position

Synergy Legal Inc.

July 2011 - September 2011

Document review for Huron Consulting Inc.

Adjunct Legal Faculty

The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham

April 2010 - June 2010

Instructor of law for intellectual property for graphic arts and web designer programs and business law for fashion merchandising program.

Legal Program Director

Miller Motte College

July 2008 - January 2010

During my employment at the college, student enrollment increased from 45 students to over 500 students in just 1.5 years. I was a integral part of the management team to achieve this success. Due to the significant growth of the paralegal program, I was responsible for promoting one of my full-time instructors to Business and General Education Director so I could focus my efforts solely as the Paralegal Director and on North Carolina State Bar Association Paralegal qualification and ABA approval.

Director of Business and Legal Department and Acting Director of General Education

Miller-Motte College

July 2008 - January 2010

Provide leadership in curriculum development, planning, coordinating, staffing, and training in the paralegal degree program, and formerly the accounting, and management degree programs under the guidance of the Director of Education and Campus President. As the Business and Legal Programs Director, I was responsible for initiating the VITA and Bald ridge Excellence Programs. I was temporarily assigned as Acting Director of the General Education Department (a position that was previously nonexistent until defined by me by necessity) during the transition of Directors of Education during spring of 2009. I was primarily responsible for recruitment, selection and orientation of all new; general education faculty in addition to staffing my own departments. The position of General Education Director was officially adopted for the first time ever by MMC and has since been filled by a full-time instructor I hired and championed for the position. I was instrumental at implementing and developing the new instructor orientation program, the new retention management program, and other policy changes at the college. I work closely with the Director of Admissions and her team to ensure that all students interested in my programs are provided the most up-to-date information and I attempt to personally meet with each potential new student to assist the Admissions Representative to complete the transaction in assisting the student to decide to attend Miller-Motte College. I am also an instructor for the paralegal courses and responsible for evaluating and training my staff. I am pursuing the highest standards of excellence for the paralegal program by pursuing NCBA qualification for the paralegal program, AAfPE institutional membership and eventually ABA approval on or before 2012.


Oxford University Press

December 2007 - July 2008

Assist law firms, law schools, universities and colleges in their selection of scholarly legal works, both U.S. law and international law.


Robert Half International

February 2007 - July 2007

Develop client relationships with law firms and in-house legal departments to provide talented legal professionals for new permanent employment opportunities. Recruit, interview and place legal secretaries, paralegals and attorneys for law firms and in-house corporate legal departments.



January 2001 - January 2007

Responsible for cases related to domestic law, business law, consumer bankruptcy, estate planning and criminal defense. Responsible to update the technology and business practices of a well established law firm; to increase client satisfaction, profitability and allow off-site management by the owner/practitioner.



January 2000 - January 2001

Developed strategic alliances between vendor partners and top five accounting firms for tax accounting software to assist the company in achieving its sales and marketing objectives. Negotiated license agreements and direct resale agreements for telecommunications and utility tax software. As Product Marketing Manager, I was responsible for defining and understanding customer/market requirements, developing business case, leading cross-functional development team through the product development lifecycle for telecommunications and utility industries taxation software, writing product requirements, establishing a shared vision between the software development team and the customer/market, and insuring any solution developed meets the needs of the customer/market.


Conversent Communications

January 1999 - January 2000

Assist small to medium size businesses in reducing their telecommunications costs by taking advantage of the 1996 Federal Telecommunications Deregulation Act by connecting them to a state of the art network linking them directly to e-commerce. Responsible for developing new business prospects, preparation of proposals, developing new sales in assigned sales territory, meeting monthly quota, post sales follow-up and customer service.

Adjunct Instructor


January 1995 - January 2006

SALEM STATE COLLEGE – Legal Nurse Consulting (co-instructor)
FRANKLIN PIERCE College –Business Management
CASTLE COLLEGE –Legal Studies, Medical Terminology, Paralegal Curriculum Development


Megan S. Cryans, Attorney at Law

January 1994 - January 1999

Small solo practice focusing on small business law, consumer bankruptcy, family law and estate planning.



January 1994 - January 1998

1995 - 1998 Co-owner of Cryans Plumbing & Heating, Inc. Managed office (part-time), responsible for payroll, accounts payable, human resources, employee benefits, inventory management system, computerized proposal system, legal, workers compensation, and implemented key employee policies pursuant to New Hampshire employment law. Assisted in tripling sales from $300K to over $1 million annually.

Full-time Instructor

Hesser College

January 1990 - January 1992

Full-time Instructor for the Retail Management program.

Qualifications & Certifications

Bachelor of Science in Business Studies

New Hampshire College

Course work in project management

Stanford University


New Hampshire College Graduate School of Business

PhD in Organization and Management

Capella University

PhD candidate

Capella University

Stanford University

Juris Doctorate

Massachusetts School of Law


New Hampshire College Graduate School of Business


New Hampshire College


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