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Institutional Actions Council

The Board of Trustees appoints and authorizes members of the Institutional Actions Council (IAC) to conduct reviews and take actions on the majority of accreditation recommendations. IAC has at least 40 members representing academe and the public. IAC members who represent institutions shall be broadly representative of institutions accredited by the Commission, with attention to institutional type, control, size, and geographical distribution, and shall be current members of the Peer Review Corps. The IAC shall include a sufficient number of public members to allow for one public member to be appointed to each committee.

The information is current as of 06/26/2017.

Maura Ann Abrahamson, Ph.D. - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Chair and Instructor - Morton College
Phyllis J. Abt - Associate Vice President - Emeritus - Front Range Community College
Casmir I. Agbaraji - Dean of Undergraduate Studies - Navajo Technical University
Kathryn Elizabeth Alley - Associate Provost - South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Timothy G. Allwein - Associate Professor of Business - Indiana Institute of Technology
Jesse B. Arman - Chair, Graduate Degree Programs - College for Financial Planning
Chandra D. Arthur-Dull - Assistant Professor - Cuyahoga Community College
Gwladys Anne Austin - VP Institutional Serv & Technology - Mid Michigan Community College
Marty L Bachman - Nursing Chair - Front Range Community College
Lee Bash - Dean, Edmund J. Gleazer School of Education - Graceland University
Margie M. Bennett - Professor of Mathematics  - Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Trudy Bers - President - The Bers Group
Thomas E. Blevins - Adjunct Professor - Bluefield State College
Jo A. Blondin - President - Clark State Community College
Marius Boboc - Vice Provost for Academic Planning - Cleveland State University
Bradley G. Bond - Dean, Graduate School - Northern Illinois University
Carie A. Braun - Faculty, Department of Nursing - Saint John's University
Patricia Rose Brewer - Faculty - Walden University
Dale R. Brougher - Professor - University of Findlay
Donna L. Brown - Associate Vice President for Diversity, Inclusion & Affirmative Action - Minnesota State University Moorhead
Kari Brown-Herbst - Director, Center for Teaching & Learning - Laramie County Community College
H.O. Brownback - Vice President and Professor Emeritus - Southwestern Illinois College
William L. Brownsberger, S.T.D. - Academic Dean/CAO and Professor of Theology - Conception Seminary College
Molly Burke - Professor of Management - Dominican University
Sandra L. Cassady - Dean, College of Health & Human Services - St. Ambrose University
Kathleen Clauson Bash - Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness - Graceland University
Joseph Collins - Executive Vice President - College of DuPage
Raymond E. Crossman - President - Adler University
Sue V. Darby - System Vice President of Accreditation Services - National American University
Larry J. Davidhizar - Associate Provost and Dean of Faculty - Moody Bible Institute
Larry D. Davis - Chancellor - University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton
Sue Day-Perroots - Associate Vice President for Academic Innovations - West Virginia University
Roberta L. Derlin - Accreditation Liaison Officer/Associate Provost (Retired) - New Mexico State University
Patricia A. Dolly - Senior Advisor to the President - Oakland University
Diana Doyle - President - Arapahoe Community College
Mike L. Edmonds - Vice President of Student Life and Assistant Professor of Drama Dance  - Colorado College
Scott W. Epstein - Executive VP for Quality and Effectiveness - Davenport University
Esther G. Fahm - Professor Emeritus, Food and Nutrition - University of Wisconsin-Stout
A. Gigi Fansler - Vice President for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor of Education - Lincoln College
Harry R Faulk - Executive Vice President/Chief Academic Officer - Mountwest Community and Technical College
Fredric Blake Faulkner - Provost - Herzing University
Brian D. Fors - Special Projects Administrator - Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Lori S. Franz - Professor of Management - University of Missouri-Columbia
Jackie L. Freeze - Administrator Emeritus - Western Wyoming Community College
Julie A. Furst-Bowe - Vice President - Chippewa Valley Technical College
Gene George - Associate VP of Research & Institutional Effectiveness Research - Butler County Community College
Frank Gersich - Professor of Accounting and Associate Dean - Monmouth College
Marie A. Giacomelli - Emerita Vice President - Robert Morris University-Illinois
Ingrid Gould - Associate Provost for Faculty and Student Affairs - University of Chicago
Rita Gulstad - Provost - Central Methodist University
Janet A. Haggerty - Vice Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School - University of Tulsa
Thomas Hamel - Vice President for Academic Affairs - Oakton Community College
Carolyn A. Haynes - Associate Provost & Professor - Miami University
Leo Hirner - Director-Distance Education Services - Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City
David K Ho - Vice President for Academic Affairs - Metropolitan Community College
Pamela Humphrey - Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs - College of Saint Mary
Brian L. Inbody - President - Neosho County Community College
Cheryl R. Jacobsen - Provost and Academic Dean (Retired) - Loras College
Suzanne G. James - Program Director Master's Programs in Higher Ed and Adult Learning; Core Faculty - Walden University
Gail M. Jensen - Dean, Graduate School and College of Professional Studies;Vice Provost for Learning and Assessment - Creighton University
Beth L. Jernberg - Professor of Education - University of Sioux Falls
Donald A. Johns - Professor of Biblical Interpretation and Theology - Evangel University
J. Lee Johnson - Senior Vice President for Business and Finance - Siena Heights University
Eric Johnston-Ortiz - Vice President for Business Affairs - Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell
Ralph J. Katerberg - Head, Management Department - University of Cincinnati
Gayle A. Kearns - Dean of Arts and Sciences - Southwestern Christian University
Gar E. Kellom - Director of Student Support Services  - Winona State University
Samuel D. Kerr - Consultant - SDK & Associates, LLC
Sue King Willcox - Vice President for Institutional Effectivess and Information Services - Avila University
Catherine Kinyon - Director of Curriculum and Assessment - Oklahoma City Community College
Paul C. Koch - Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs - St. Ambrose University
Mary Kunes-Connell - Associate Dean for Academic and Clinical Affairs - Creighton University
Steven J. Kurtz - President - Mineral Area College
Bill Lamb - Vice President, Academic Affairs - Kirkwood Community College
Kim J Linduska - Executive Vice President - Des Moines Area Community College
Larry Lundblad - President - Central Lakes College
John Mago - Professor - Anoka-Ramsey Community College
William T. Mangan - Vice President for Academic Affairs - Briar Cliff University
Andrew P. Manion - Executive Vice President - Aurora University
Christine Manion - Associate Provost - Milwaukee Area Technical College
John W. Marr, Jr. - Dean, Academic Affairs - Eastern Campus - Cuyahoga Community College-Eastern Campus
Kitayun E. Marre, Ph.D. - Professor & former Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies & Research - University of Dayton
Ann Martin - Assessment Coordinator - Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College
James B. Martin - Dean of Academics - U.S. Army Command and General Staff College
Mary Sue Marz - Nursing faculty, former Dir. Nsg. & Dean CE - Eastern Michigan University
Patricia C. Matthews - professor - University of Mount Union
Alan McCord - Associate Provost & Dean of Graduate Studies - Lawrence Technological University
Deanna S McCormick - Vice President for Finance and Business - College of Wooster, The
Brian P. McDermott - College Effectivness and Reserch Director - Central Community College
Chandra M. Mehrotra - Visiting Professor of Psychology and Dean of Special Projects - College of Saint Scholastica
Michelle Metzinger - Vice President for Academics - Presentation College
Charles David Moon, II - Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education and Academic Planning - University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Mary C. Moore - Associate Vice President of Accreditation - University of Indianapolis
Jan Murphy - Interim Dean, College of Applied Science and Technology - Illinois State University
Rebecca Ann Nickoli - Consultant - Jobs for the Future
Tracy Noldner - Vice President Student Affairs and Institutional Research - Southeast Technical Institute
Joye H. Norris - Associate Provost of Access and Outreach - Missouri State University
Njeri Nuru-Holm - Retired VP for Institutional Diversity and Professor Emeritus - Cleveland State University
Andrew Ihielu Nwanne - Chief Academic Officer and Provost - New Mexico State University Carlsbad
Gary L. Olsen - Associate Professor - Carroll University
Scott R. Olson - President - Winona State University
Neil Pagano - Associate Dean - Columbia College Chicago
Kathy Parkison - Accreditation Specialist - Indiana University Kokomo
James R. Perry - Faculty - Owens Community College
Janet C. Perry - Director of Institutional Effectiveness - Oklahoma City Community College
Angela M. Phillips-Lowe - Associate Dean of Graduate Program - Mount Carmel College of Nursing
Elaine A. Pontillo - Professor, Global Leadership - Indiana Institute of Technology
Sherilyn W. Poole - Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students (Retired) - Governors State University
Karan H. Powell - President - American Public University System
Donna Powless - Professor - College of Menominee Nation
Vaidehi Rajagopalan - Professor of Psychology - Saint Charles Community College
Rex D. Ramsier - Senior Vice President and Provost - University of Akron
Betty J. Red Leaf Collett - Dean of Academic Affairs - Little Priest Tribal College
Richard A Redner - Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies - University of Tulsa
Carlotta G. Reynolds - Assistant Professor - Business - Oakland City University
Nathan Paul Ritchey - Founding Dean, College of Science and Health Professions - Edinboro University
Joseph Rives - Vice President, Quad Cities and Planning - Western Illinois University
Shirley K. Rose - Professor of English - Arizona State University
Kenneth G. Ruit - Associate Dean for Educational Administration and Faculty Affairs - University of North Dakota
Marla Scafe - Quantitative Methods and Research faculty - Walsh College
Judeen A. Schulte - Professor of Nursing; Director of Study Abroad - Alverno College, Nursing & International & Intercultual Center
Richard J Sherry - Executive Assistant to the President - Bethel University
Malayappan Shridhar - Ex-Associate Provost/Professor - University of Michigan-Dearborn
Judith P. Siminoe - Special Adviser to the President - St. Cloud State University
Jim Simpson - Professor - Maricopa Community Colleges-Scottsdale Community College
Dorothy M. Simpson-Taylor - Director, Diversity Resources - University of Iowa
Jeffrey S. Slovak - Deputy Vice President for Finance and Administration - Governors State University
James O. Smith - Dean and Professor, School of Business, Public Services, Computing and Informatics - Ivy Tech Community College - Bloomington
John Phillips Speary, Jr. - Dean of Academic Support & Effectiveness - Butler County Community College
Donald R. Sprowl - Associate Provost - Indiana Wesleyan University
David A. Starrett - Provost and VPPA - Columbia College
Donna S. Statzell - Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Research & Accreditation - Hennepin Technical College
Kristin K. Stehouwer - Exec VP / Chief Academic Officer / Chief Operating Officer - Northwood University
Amy Ilona Stein, PhD - History and Humanities Professor - Yavapai College
Randall Jay Stiles - AVP for Analytics and Institutional Research - Grinnell College
John Stone - Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affairs - University of Wisconsin-Extension
Rosemarie Suhayda - Associate Provost Institutional Research, Assessment and Accreditation - Rush University
Kathryn H. Swanson - professor - English; director of writing - Augsburg College
Jeanne K. Swarthout - President - Northland Pioneer College
Elizabeth V. Swenson - Professor of Psychology - John Carroll University
Mo-Yin S. Tam - Emeritus Professor of Economics - University of Illinois at Chicago
Roberta C. Teahen, Ph.D. - Associate Provost for Accreditation, Assessment, Compliance, and Evaluation - Ferris State University
Rebecca J. Timmons - Director of Assessment and Accountability - University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
Elizabeth R. Towell - Associate Dean, College of Business - Northern Illinois University
Cynthia Benn Tweedell - Assistant Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness - Ohio Christian University
Sandra K Veltri - VP of Student & Academic Services - Front Range Community College
Devarajan Venugopalan - Vice Provost, Academic Affairs - The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Joaquin Villegas - Associate Professor Emeritus, Teacher Education - Northeastern Illinois University
David W. Wantz - VP for Government Relations - University of Indianapolis
David Wendler - Vice President for Academics, Emeritus - Martin Luther College
Michael W Westerfield - Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs - William Woods University
Michael Williford - Associate Professor, Counseling and Higher Education - Ohio University
Benjamin Franklin Young - Vice President Emeritus - Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana
Deborah Zelechowski - National Dean - DeVry University

Public Members

Mike L. Belter
Diane Bergschneider - President and Owner - Diane Bergschneider Incorporated
John Chikow
David C. Craig
Larry Michael Doyle - Owner/President - Lighthouse Consulting Services
Carolyn J. Dulaney - Supervisor of Human Resources - Orion Assembly & Pontiac Stamping
Andrea Durbin - Chief Executive Officer - Illinois Collaboration On Youth
Christan Haskin
Peter G. Labonte
Mary Lloyd - Chief Executive Officer - Executive Ventures
Ron Manderschied
Philip B. Simpson - Managing Member - Continuum Home Health Care Services, LLC
Michael Strong
Patti Thorn - Education Specialist - St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
John A. Vetsch - Vice President, Revenue Cycle - Regional Health