HLC Reaffirmation Committees

Steering Committee

The goals of the HLC steering committee are to assure a positive reaffirmation of accreditation and to improve the University through the process.  The activities to accomplish this include:

  • communicate with internal and external stakeholders,
  • provide guidance for the criterion committees,
  • review evidence of criteria that are successfully met and identify areas for improvement,
  • work with appropriate stakeholders on improvement efforts, and
  • assemble evidence and submit comprehensive materials for reaffirmation of accreditation.

Leadership Team

  • Jeff Ek, HLC Co-Chair, Associate Professor and Chair, College of Business
  • Kristi Haik1, HLC Co-Chair, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Jennifer Hegenauer2, Executive Director of Research, Planning and Assessment, Academic Affairs/Extended and International Operations
  • Tara McCrackin, Interim President, Kendall College of Art and Design
  • Mandy Seiferlein4, Interim Associate Provost - Accreditation and Assessment, Academic Affairs

Membership

  • Tina Arduini, Assistant Professor, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Sandra Balkema, Professor, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Jason Bentley4, Dean, Retention and Student Success
  • Paul Blake, Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs
  • Mitzi Day, Director, Institutional Research
  • Angela Dow, Professor, Kendall College of Art and Design
  • Tom Dowling4, Assistant Dean, College of Pharmacy
  • Steve Durst, Dean, College of Pharmacy
  • John Globoker, Director of Admin and Finance/CFO, Kendall College of Art and Design
  • Mike Grandy, Associate Vice President, Administration and Finance
  • Donna Green1, Associate Professor, College of Business
  • Alison Konieczny, Librarian/Associate Professor, FLITE
  • Tara McCrackin, Interim President, Kendall College of Art and Design
  • Jon Moroney4, Associate Professor, Kendall College of Art and Design
  • Anne Norcross, Professor, Kendall College of Art and Design
  • Steve Reifert4, Dean, Extended and International Operations
  • Angela Roman, Director, Center for Leadership, Activities and Career Services
  • Brenda Sipe4, Director of Continuing Studies, Kendall College of Art and Design
  • Mark Thomson3, Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Jeanine Ward-Roof1, Vice President, Student Affairs
  • Heidi Wisby4, Director, Financial Aid


1
HLC Peer Reviewer

2Quality Initiative Project Manager
3Representative of the Academic Senate
4Criterion Committee Co-Chair

Criterion Committees

The goals of the criterion committees are to work with the steering committee to assure a positive reaffirmation of accreditation and to improve the University through the process.  The activities to accomplish this include:

  • regularly communicate with the steering committee,
  • gather evidence in support of their criterion,
  • evaluate the University’s alignment with the standards and identify gaps, and
  • assemble the draft assurance argument and supporting evidence for their criterion to present to the steering committee.
  • The institution’s mission is clear and articulated publicly; it guides the institution’s operations.

    • Co-Chairs:
      • Jon Moroney, Kendall College of Art and Design
      • Angela Roman, Student Leadership and Activities
    • Michele Albright, Center for Leadership, Activities, and Career Services
    • Mark Dunneback, College of Engineering Technology
    • Jeremy Mishler, University Advancement and Marketing
    • Heather Girand, College of Pharmacy
    • Danyelle Gregory, Multicultural Student Services
    • Debbra Curtiss, Extended and International Operations
    • Theresa Raglin, College of Health Professions
    • Angela Roman, Student Leadership and Activities
    • Steering Committee Liaison: Jeanine Ward-Roof1
  • The institution acts with integrity; its conduct is ethical and responsible.

    • Co-Chairs:
      • Tom Dowling, College of Pharmacy/Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
      • Susan Owens, College of Health Professions
    • Maureen Wawsczyk, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
    • Jody Ollenquist, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Nick Campau, Student Life
    • Kylie Piette, Governmental Relations and General Counsel
    • Mandy Sterly, Human Resources
    • Fran Rosen, FLITE
    • Emily Franstead, College of Business
    • Angela Dow, Kendall College of Art and Design
    • Steering Committee Liaison: Donna Green1
  • The institution provides high quality education, wherever and however its offerings are delivered.

    • Co-Chairs:
      • Gayle Lopez, College of Business
      • Steve Reifert, Extended and International Operations
    • Brooke Moore, Retention and Student Success and DCCL
    • Eric Fradette, College of Engineering Technology
    • Greg Wellman, College of Pharmacy
    • Joy Pufhal, Student Life
    • Vanessa Wyss, College of Education and Human Services
    • Wendy Samuels, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Sara Bush, Michigan College of Optometry
    • Jocelyn Goheen, Extended and International Operations
    • Emmanuel Jadhav, College of Health Professions
    • Anne Norcross, Kendall College of Art and Design
    • Victor Piercey, General Education Coordinator, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Steering Committee Liaison: Mark Thomson3
  • The institution demonstrates responsibility for the quality of its educational programs, learning environments, and support services, and it evaluates their effectiveness for student learning through processes designed to promote continuous improvement.

    • Co-Chairs:
      • Olukemi Fadayomi1, College of Pharmacy
      • Mandy Seiferlein, Academic Affairs
    • Clifton Franklund1, General Education Coordinator, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Kathryn Wolfer, College of Business
    • Angela Buys, Retention and Student Success
    • Amy Greene, Extended and International Operations
    • Todd Stanislav, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning
    • Lisa Meny, College of Pharmacy
    • Gareth Todd, Academic Program Review, College of Engineering Technology
    • Bob Ewigleben, College of Education and Human Services
    • David McClendon, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Stacy Anderson, FLITE
    • Fathima Wakeel, College of Health Professions
    • Kristen Salomonson, Enrollment Services
    • Tara McCrackin, Kendall College of Art and Design
    • Steering Committee Liaison: Kristi Haik1
  • The institution’s resources, structures, and processes are sufficient to fulfill its mission, improve the quality of its educational offerings, and respond to future challenges and opportunities. The institution plans for the future.

    • Co-Chairs:
      • Jason Bentley, Retention and Student Success
      • Melinda Isler, FLITE
    • Gheretta Harris, Auxiliary Enterprises
    • Sally DePew, Budget Office
    • Joe Haupt, Physical Plant
    • Mary Holmes, College of Business
    • Marie Yowtz, Educational Counseling and Disabilities Services
    • Greg Zimmerman, College of Health Professions
    • Justin Faris, Extended and International Operations
    • Deanna Goldthwait, Student Affairs
    • John Globoker, Kendall College of Art and Design
    • Steering Committee Liaison: Mike Grandy
    • Co-Chairs:
      • Leah Monger, FLITE
      • Brenda Sipe, Kendall College of Art and Design
    • Brett Schuelke, Governmental Relations and General Counsel
    • Nathan Leatherman, College of Engineering Technology
    • Christi Swank, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Mark Vanlet, Counseling Center
    • Kristin Conley, Retention and Student Success
    • Kristy Myers, Business Office
    • Rachael Jones, Registrar’s Office
    • Steering Committee Liaison: Steve Durst
    • Co-Chairs:
      • Heidi Wisby, Financial Aid
      • Jim Woolen, College of Business
    • Joy Pufhal, Student Life
    • Jody Greco, Governmental Relations and General Counsel
    • Elise Gramza, Registrar's Office
    • Trinidy Williams, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Amy Buse, MyDegree
    • Steering Committee Liaison: Jeff Ek