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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 Haik1,5, HLC Co-Chair, Dean, College of Arts, Sciences and Education
  • Jennifer Hegenauer2, Executive Director of Research, Planning and Assessment, Academic Affairs/Extended and International Operations
  • Tara McCrackin, President, Kendall College of Art and Design
  • Mandy Seiferlein4, Associate Provost - Assessment and Accreditation, Academic Affairs

Assurance Argument Editors

  • Tina Arduini, Assistant Professor, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Sandra Balkema, Professor, College of Arts & Sciences

Evidence Leads

  • David Bright, Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy
  • Heather Pavletic, Associate Professor, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Jerome Trouba, Professor, College of Arts & Sciences

Visit Logistics Planning Team

  • Angela Dow, Professor, Kendall College of Art and Design
  • Angie Hollister, Administrative Assistant to Associate Provost, Academic Affairs
  • Jason Swearingen, A/V & Computer Technician, IT Solutions Center

Membership

  • Jason Bentley4, Dean, Retention and Student Success
  • Paul Blake5, Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs
  • Mitzi Day, Director, Institutional Research
  • Angela Dow1, Professor, Kendall College of Art and Design
  • Tom Dowling4, Assistant Dean, College of Pharmacy
  • Steve Durst, Dean, College of Pharmacy
  • Bobby Fleischman, Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs
  • John Globoker, Director of Admin and Finance/CFO, Kendall College of Art and Design
  • Mike Grandy, Associate Vice President, Administration and Finance
  • Donna Green1, Professor, College of Business
  • Alison Konieczny, Librarian/Associate Professor, FLITE
  • 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 Roman4, Director, Center for Leadership, Activities and Career Services
  • Brenda Sipe4,5, Director of Continuing Studies, Kendall College of Art and Design
  • Mark Thomson3, Professor, College of Arts, Sciences and Education
  • Jeanine Ward-Roof1, Vice President, Student Affairs
  • Heidi Wisby4,5, Director, Financial Aid

1HLC Peer Reviewer
2Quality Initiative Project Manager
3Representative of the Academic Senate
4Criterion Committee Co-Chair
5Retired/Separated from Institution

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.