AQIP Steering Team
The University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College charges the AQIP Steering Team to coordinate /oversee all issues related to AQIP Accreditation on an ongoing basis and to provide overall guidance for Rio's Continuous Quality Improvement.
Specific responsibilities include (but are not limited to) coordinating/overseeing:
- all Action Projects
- the Systems Portfolio
- the Higher Learning Commission's accreditation visits and related materials
- Rio’s AQIP website
- all other initiatives/activities related to AQIP and HLC accreditation.
To ensure continuing opportunities for broad-based involvement and leadership development in AQIP accreditation activities the Steering Team will include permanent members and non-permanent members.
Dr. Michelle R. Johnston, President
Dr. Richard Sax, Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs
Mr. Paul Harrison, Exec Vice President
Mr. James Bessette, Vice President of Enrollment Management and Marketing
Dr. David Lawrence, Associate Provost, Dean of Arts and Sciences, AQIP Liaison
Ms. Rebecca Long, Chief Administrative Officer, Rio Grande Community College
Ms. Amy Wilson, Interim Director, Davis Library
Prof. Benjy Davies, Assessment Coordinator, Professor of Art
Non-Permanent Members (2 year terms):
Mr. Kent Haley, Chief Financial Officer, Rio Grande Community College
Dr. Stephanie Alexander, Director, Student Success
Dr. Robert Hopkins, Associate Professor of Biology
Mr. Chris Nourse, Director, Human Resources