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Accreditation Committee


The Accreditation Committee is a standing committee of the Planning Council that serves to maintain the College’s institutional accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).


The Accreditation Committee:

  • Self-assesses and gathers data and evidence of how the College upholds the NWCCU Standards and Eligibility Requirements
  • Drafts and reviews the College’s self-evaluation reports towards reaffirming institutional accreditation
  • Assists the Planning Council with developing Strategic Master Plan goals, objectives, and indicators in line with NWCCU Standards and towards mission fulfillment
  • Informs the college community of accreditation processes and timelines and presents the committee’s work for input from various constituency groups and the campus at large


  • Dr. Melissa Deadmond, Associate Dean, Assessment and Planning/Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO)


  • Yevonne Allen, Faculty Senate Chair, Program Director, Equity and Inclusion
  • Dr. Natalie Brown, Executive Director, Advising and Access Services
  • Elena Bubnova, Associate Vice President, Institutional Research, Marketing, Web Services, and IT
  • Cheryl Cardoza, NFA President, English Professor
  • Dr. Jinger Doe, Academic Standards and Assessment Committee Chair, Biology Professor
  • Dr. Julie Ellsworth, Dean, Life Sciences, Allied Health and Public Safety Division
  • Thomas Dobbert, Director, Information Technology
  • John Fitzsimmons, Librarian, Learning Commons
  • Anne Flesher, Dean, Math and Physical Sciences Division
  • Dr. Leslie Jia, Director, Financial Aid
  • Jeffrey Metcalf, Program Officer I, Admissions and Records
  • Brandy Scarnati, Director, Learning Commons
  • Nicole Scollard, Analyst, Human Resources
  • Chynna Slocum, Classified Council Vice President, NSHE Specialist I, Admissions and Records
  • Dr. Joan Steinman, Executive Director, Retention Support
  • Amy Williams, Dean, Business and Social Sciences Division

Accreditation Committee Meetings

The Accreditation Committee meets from 1–2 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month.

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