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Advisory Committee

The advisory committee will meet quarterly to analyze the progress of Title III activities and conformance to timelines and budget. It will keep abreast of all successes, any set-backs, assistance required, and will make revisions to the timeline and implementation strategy if it is determined that such changes will aid in reaching the ultimate retention and graduation goal by year five. Each member of the Advisory Committee will also sit on a Title III Team Subcommittee.

Katie Bontrager, Ph.D.  – Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness/Title III Budget and Data Director

Mei Mei Burr, Ph.D. – Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs/Title III Project Director

Erika Goodwin, Ph.D. – Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty

Dennis Kelly – VP/Chief Enrollment Officer

Whitney Kessinger – Title III Institutional Effectiveness Research Analyst

Tara Rhinehart – Title III Program Coordinator

Terry Rupert, Ed.D. – Vice President for Athletic Administration and Director of Athletics

Sigrid Solomon – Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Title III Team Subcommittees

Assessment Team

This committee will help move the Title III project forward, while continuing to research best practices and models, and developing action plans based on the data analysis which will become an integral tool within this entire project. This team will continuously monitor and report to the full Advisory Committee on progress made to assure that specific Assessment project milestones are on schedule.

Membership:

  • Wynn Alexander—Professor of Theatre and Clerk of the Academic Policies Committee
  • Katie Bontrager, Ph.D.–Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness/Title III Budget and Data Director
  • Erika Goodwin, Ph.D. –Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty
  • Whitney Kessinger—Title III Institutional Effectiveness Research Analyst
  • Tara Rhinehart—Title III Program Coordinator
  • Audrey Wagstaff, Ph.D.—Associate Professor of Social Science and Clerk of Assessment

Information Technology Team

This committee will help move the Title III project forward, while continuing to research best practices and models, and developing action plans based on the data analysis which will become an integral tool within this entire project. This team will continuously monitor and report to the full Advisory Committee on progress made to assure that specific IT project milestones are on schedule.

Membership:

  • Katie Bontrager, Ph.D.–Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness/Title III Budget and Data Director
  • Whitney Kessinger—Title III Institutional Effectiveness Research Analyst
  • Donna Painter—Director of Enterprise Systems
  • Tara Rhinehart—Title III Program Coordinator

Retention Team

This committee will help move the Title III project forward, while continuing to research best practices and models, and developing action plans based on the data analysis which will become an integral tool within this entire project. This team will continuously monitor and report to the full Advisory Committee on progress made to assure that specific Retention project milestones are on schedule.

Membership:

  • Michael Allbright—Assistant Dean of Students for Housing and Residence Life
  • Mei Mei Burr, Ph.D.—Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs/Title III Project Director
  • Jennifer Cornell—Title III Mental Health Intern
  • Brook Edwards—Student Resource Center Manager
  • Tammy Fraser—Title III Student Success Coach
  • Jena Frommeyer—Title III Student Success Coach
  • Judy Harvey—Assistant Professor of English and Coordinator of the Writing Center
  • Elizabeth Haynes, Ph.D—Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Coordinator of the Math Center
  • Dennis Kelly—VP/Chief Enrollment Officer
  • Bud Lewis—Director of Greek Life and Wellness Programs
  • Cheryl Louallen—Director of Financial Aid
  • Nancy McCormick—Campus Minister
  • Kazi McDowell—Director of Counseling Services
  • Micah Mills—Multicultural Recruiter and Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach
  • Chip Murdock—Director of Multicultural Affairs
  • LeighAnn Oettinger, Ph.D—Academic Services Director
  • Tara Rhinehart—Title III Program Coordinator
  • Terry Rupert, Ed.D.—Vice President for Athletic Administration and Director of Athletics
  • Sigrid Solomon—Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
  • Nina Talley–Director of Career Services
  • TBD–Faculty Representative