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Office of Institutional Effectiveness HLC Leadership Team

HLC Leadership Team

The Higher Learning Commission Leadership Team is the group charged with leading the campus community in the fulfillment of institutional responsibilities of producing the Assurance Review and coordinating the Review Team site visit scheduled for fall 2024. The team convenes as aligned appropriately with the 4- and 10-year cycles of accreditation.

Team Members:

Jim Williams - Team Leader (Executive Vice President of Student Affairs)

JoLanna Kord - Team Leader (Accreditation Liaison Officer / Assistant Provost Institutional Effectiveness)

Criterion One (Mission)

Shelly Gehrke (lead)

Steve Lovett

Gary Wyatt

Criterion Two (Integrity: Ethical and Responsible Conduct)

Wooseob Jeong (lead)

Jennifer Ananda

Nyk Robertson

Criterion Three (Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources and Support)

Brent Thomas (lead)

Ed Bashaw

Cass Coughlin

Gaile Stephens

Criterion Four (Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement)

Joan Brewer (lead)

Jerry Spotswood

Cynthia Kane

Gaile Stephens

Criterion Five (Institutional Effectiveness, Resources and Planning)

Jim Williams (lead)

Cory Falldine

Jenni Denton

Federal Compliance

Thad Davidson (lead)

Sheila Markowitz

Jaime Morris

Assurance Argument Editors

JoLanna Kord

Jerry Spotswood

Steven Lovett

Site Visit and Communication Support

Gwen Larson

Teresa Rios

Sarah McKernan

Evidence Repository

JoLanna Kord


Academic Year 2020-2021



Academic Year 2018-2019



Academic Year 2017-2018



Academic Year 2016-2017