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AVC Accreditation: Accreditation Team & Site Visit

Comprehensive Evaluation Visit Team Roster
Monday, October 18-Thursday, October 21, 2010

Accreditation Forum Schedules

These are open to the community and will be held in the AVC Board Room, SSV 151, located in the Student Services building. Everyone is encouraged to attend these forums.

  • Tuesday, October 19, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
    Questions and answers will be allowed at this forum.
  • Tuesday, October 19, 5:30pm - 6:30pm (changed from 3:30 p.m.)
    Questions and answers will be allowed at this forum.
  • Thursday, October 21, 2:00pm - 2:30pm (Exit Meeting)
    Note that questions cannot be answered at this meeting.  This is an opportunity to listen to the team’s recommendations and findings for the college.

The Team

Dr. Steven Kinsella (Chair)

Steven Kinsella Superintendent/President
Gavilan College

Dr. Steven Kinsella has been the Superintendent/President of Gavilan Joint Community College District since January 2003. He has been in the California community college system since 1991 when he joined the Los Angeles Community College System. Dr. Kinsella became the Chief Business Officer of Gavilan College in 1996. He left Gavilan to become the Vice President of Administrative Services, at Monterey Peninsula College and later the Vice Chancellor of the West Valley - Mission Community College District. Dr. Kinsella is a licensed CPA in California and received his Doctorate in Business Administration from Golden Gate University.

Dr. Kinsella is a retired Marine who served a combined 23 years of active and reserve duty. He attained the rank of Major after working his way through the enlisted and Warrant Officer ranks.

Dr. Kinsella has been appointed as a Commissioner to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. Dr. Kinsella also serves as a Trustee at Golden Gate University. This is Dr. Kinsella’s sixth comprehensive accreditation team visit.

Ms. Suzanne Bulle (Assistant)

Suzanne Bulle Executive Administrative Assistant
Gavilan College

Suzanne Bullé has been employed with Gavilan College as an Executive Assistant to the President since 1996.  Prior to coming to Gavilan Suzanne attended and worked in various positions at Evergreen Valley College for 10 years.  Suzanne is a 2008 graduate of Gilroy Leadership, a non profit organization that conducts an extensive nine-month program in leadership skills for community members to serve on city councils, boards, etc. This is Suzanne’s third accreditation visit.

Mr. David Follosco

David Follosco Dean, Student Services
Los Angeles Pierce College

David Follosco presently serves as the Dean of Student Services at Los Angeles Pierce College. His chief responsibilities include directing Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOP&S), Student Discipline, administrative supervision of the Child Development Center and Gain/CalWorks program.

Mr. Follosco is a community college graduate and his experience includes 30 years with the Los Angeles Community College District as a counselor and administrator. He has previously held positions as Chief Student Services Officer, Financial Aid Director, Student Activities and Student Government Advisor and  supervising administrator for Athletics. He has served on two previous Accreditation site visits and also Student Services Program Review & Technical Assistance Site visits for the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.

Dr. Marian Fritzemeier

Marian Fritzemeier Faculty and Staff Development Coordinator
Merced College

Dr. Marian Fritzemeier currently fills multiple roles at Merced College. She is a child development professor, Child Development Program Coordinator, and college wide Staff Development Coordinator. She is passionate about the opportunities community colleges provide and is a proud Sacramento City College graduate. Her bachelor’s degree, single-subject teaching credential, and master’s degree in Child Development and Family Relations are from CSU Fresno. She also earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership and Organizational Studies from St. Mary’s College of California.

Her teaching career began as a high school Family & Consumer Science teacher in Stanislaus County.  She taught a variety of courses, including Child Development, Marriage and Family, Interior Design, Fashion, and Foods and Nutrition.  During her teaching years, she also obtained her CLAD certification, a reading specialist certificate, and a supplementary credential for Introductory English.

After teaching seven years as an adjunct faculty at San Joaquin Delta College, Dr. Fritzemeier began teaching full-time at Merced College in 2003. She’s an innovative and energetic educator who uses a multimodality teaching style which helps improve student success. As a curriculum specialist, she’s developed over twenty-five different courses at the high school and collegiate levels. She possesses experience in alternative delivery methods as an online instructor and teaching in a learning community with an English professor. 

As Merced College District’s Staff Development Coordinator, she oversees a district wide committee responsible for Convocation, flex days, and overall staff development. She oversees the annual 18-hour Teaching and Learning Academy for new faculty. She’s a frequent workshop presenter on such topics as: Grading Rubrics, Setting the Tone, Interactive Classrooms, and Learning Styles.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Fritzemeier facilitates the department’s advisory board, authored the Child Development Program Review, coordinates the program’s SLO assessments, serves on the Local Child Care Planning Council, and maintains multiple community partnerships. As the CDC WORKs facilitator, she assists students in obtaining their child development permits so they can become self-sufficient.  She also serves on various committees, such as the Academic Senate (2009-2010), Curriculum Committee, Student Success Committee, and the Basic Skills Initiative (Section C). Currently she participates in the Association for California Community Colleges Administrators’ (ACCCA) mentor program.

Dr. A. Cathleen Greiner

A. Cathleen Greiner Vice President of Academic Affairs
Cuesta College

Dr. Cathleen Greiner is the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Cuesta College, in San Luis Obispo, CA.  She has a Lifetime Credential in Religion and Philosophy and received her Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University, She co-chairs the College Council and serves as the Accreditation Liaison Officer.  Cathleen also has been Director of Institutional Planning and Research, with a focus on assessment and learning.  She is now focusing on curricula and training for alternative and renewable energy and how students will be prepared for jobs related to these areas.  She enjoys the fine and performing arts, hiking along the Central Coast and the strong viticulture offerings in the region.

Dr. Dennis Harkins

Dennis Harkins President
Orange Coast College

Dr. Dennis Harkins is OCC's 10th president.

Dr. Harkins most recently served as Director of Government Relations at Georgia Perimeter College in metropolitan Atlanta, and previously served for ten years as Provost (Campus President) of the Clarkston Campus, and as a member of the College Executive Team. Georgia Perimeter College is the third largest college in Georgia with a degree enrollment of 24,500 students. The Clarkston Campus, with a degree enrollment of 7,000, has a diverse and international student population with programs for transfer and professional studies. The Clarkston Campus is home to the DeKalb Symphony Orchestra, hosts Fine Arts, Drama, and Music facilities, the college’s Center for International Education, a RN nursing program, and is the founding campus of GPC.

Dr. Harkins is active in the community and has served as a member of the DeKalb County Convention Center Authority; served as the Chairman of PRISM a community and business association for the Clarkston and Stone Mountain area; as the college representative to Metropolitan Regional Educational Service Agency, as a board member of the American Association of Adapted Sports, on the Board of Directors of the Stone Mountain Rotary Club, a member of the Memorial Drive Revitalization Steering Committee, on the DeKalb County Life Science Initiative, and on the Executive Committee of the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Harkins is an experienced accreditation team member for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is a DACUM facilitator. Dennis has also served on the American Association of Community College’s Commission on Global Education, and on the American Council on Education’s International Leadership Network, the ACE International Forum for Chief Academic Officers, and ACE International Collaborative.

He earned a BFA in Photography from Ohio University. He continued his studies at Ohio University and completed a Master’s in International Affairs. He holds a Ph.D. in Education with a major in Human Resource Development from Georgia State University.

Dr. Harkins started his teaching career as a photography instructor at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale where he became Director of Photography and led the program during a period of rapid expansion and through the introduction of emerging technologies. While at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, he initiated internship programs for students at newspapers and television stations in Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Prior to his position of Provost of the Clarkston Campus of Georgia Perimeter College, he was Vice President and Dean of Education at the Art Institute of Atlanta where he helped guide the college’s regional accreditation efforts, first at the associate level and later at the baccalaureate level, and oversaw the development of new programs in general education, culinary arts, and music entertainment management.

Ms. Susan Murata

Susan Murata Head Librarian
Kapiolani Community College

Susan Murata has worked on four campuses within the UH System for over 22 years and has been the Head Librarian at Kapi‘olani CC since 2001.  In addition to her duties as Head Librarian, she is also responsible for the computer labs, the testing center, as well as the Library & Learning Resources of the college.  She has served on several campus committees including Strategic Planning, Long Range Development Plan, Budget, and Program Review.  She has served as co-chair for Standard I for the KCC Accreditation Self-Study in 2006.

She chairs the University of Hawai‘i Library Council for the 10-campus system and was recently selected as the University of Hawaii’s nominee for the 2010 Governor’s award for Manager of the Year.  Ms. Murata has been appointed as a Commissioner to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.   

Dr. Marguerite Renner

Coordinator Strategic Planning & History Professor
Glendale Community College

Marguerite Renner has completed a doctorate in history and has taught the history of the United States, the history of women, and humanities at Glendale Community College for the last 22 years. She also has served as the Coordinator of the Glendale Community College (GCC) Strategic Master Plan and helped to produce the Strategic Master Plan 2008-2014.  She served as Academic Senate President from 2000-2003, and in 2005-2006. She served as the History Lead for the IMPAC Project of the Academic Senate of the California Community Colleges, 2001-2004, and serves on several governance committees including Curriculum and Instruction, Academic Affairs, Budget, Facilities Master Planning Committee and Campus Development. In addition to these campus responsibilities, she was a member of the History group of the CID Project of the Academic Senate of the California Community Colleges, 2008-2009. She also served as the Executive Director of the Coordinating Council for Women in History, 1995-1998, and was President, Western Association of Women Historians, 1993-1995. Finally, she served on the GCC Accreditation Self-Study Committee in 2004 and 2009.

Dr. Ian Walton

Ian Walton Instructor of Mathematics
Mission College

Ian Walton completed a two year term as President of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) in July 2007, after serving a variety of statewide Senate roles for ten years.  As President, he represented the more than fifty thousand California community college faculty on academic and professional matters at the Board of Governors and Consultation Council.  Much of his work involved governance and the effective involvement of faculty in institutional planning.  Since then he has served on a variety of Senate projects and Hewlett Foundation funded-RP group projects.

Particular issues of significance during his tenure as Senate President were raising the graduation competencies in math and English, initiating the system Basic Skills Initiative and assisting in the formation of the Student Senate for California Community Colleges.

Ian grew up in Scotland and has a bachelor's degree in Pure Mathematics from the University of St. Andrews.  He came to California as a Fulbright scholar in 1973 and has a Ph.D. in Differential Equations from University of California at Santa Cruz where he supervised an undergraduate dorm for three years.

He has taught mathematics classes, including technology mediated and online algebra, at Mission College - Silicon Valley's community college - since 1978, and has received several teaching and leadership awards, including the 2007 John Vasconcellos Advocate of the Year Award. He was math division chair for ten years and served five years as President of the college Academic Senate.

In his spare time he sings depressing Celtic ballads and leads sea kayak trips to Alaska for the national Sierra Club.

Mr. Joseph Keeler

Joseph Keeler Vice President of Administrative Services
Gavilan College

Joseph Keeler has served as the Vice President, Administrative Services at Gavilan Joint Community College District since 1999. Previously has held the position of Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services at the Colusa County Office of Education. He has a bachelors degree in Business Administration, a master degree in Human Resources Management, and a has a CPA License.

Dr. Gary Williams

Gary Williams Instructional Assessment Specialist
Crafton Hills College

Dr. Gary J. Williams is the Instructional Assessment Specialist at Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa, California. He has 21 years of experience in higher education at a variety of institutions, large and small, public and private. He has served on the Accreditation and Student Learning Outcomes Committee for the Academic Senate of the California Community Colleges (ASCCC), and as a Program Coordinator for the Basic Skills Initiative for the California Community Colleges. He has consulted at numerous institutions across the country in the development and implementation of assessment practices. His expertise includes developing faculty capacity for assessment, dealing with faculty resistance, fostering dialog among campus stakeholders, student services and    co-curricular assessment, and working with data management systems for organizing, reporting, storing and archiving assessment data. Dr. Williams earned his Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) from UCLA with a focus on assessment, organizational change, and organizational culture.

 

 

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