Teams and Committees

SACSCOC Reaffirmation Leadership Team

The SACSCOC Reaffirmation Leadership Team oversees the compliance and QEP processes, ensures unit-level support of both efforts, directs administrative action as needed in support of compliance, approves all final submissions to SACSCOC, and participates in the campus visit of the On-Site Review Committee.

  • Dr. Lyn Lepre, Interim President
  • Dr. Orion Rogers, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Ms. Stephanie Jennelle, Interim Vice President for Finance & Administration/CFO
  • Dr. Susan Trageser, Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Ms. Wendy Lowery, Vice President for Advancement & University Relations
  • Mr. Craig Cornell, Vice President for Enrollment Management
  • Dr. Angela Joyner, Interim Chief of Staff
  • Dr. Katie Hilden-Clouse, Faculty Senate President
  • Dr. Tim Channell, Assistant Provost for Budget and Academic Operations
  • Dr. Lisa Allison-Jones, Interim SACSCOC Liaison, RUC-Department of Health and Healthcare Leadership
  • Ms. Kathy Thompson, SACSCOC Accreditation Coordinator

SACSCOC Reaffirmation Governing Board and Administrative Committee

The SACSCOC Reaffirmation Governing Board and Administration Adivisory Committee is responsible for reviewing the institution’s compliance with the SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation standards in areas related to the governing board, non-faculty personnel appointments and evaluation, and administrative unit assessment. The committee will also be responsible for developing action plans to bring the institution into compliance for any areas deemed out of compliance, assisting in procuring documents and other evidence demonstrating compliance with the Principles of Accreditation, and approving the Compliance Certification narratives associated with governing board, non-faculty personnel appointments and evaluation, and administrative unit assessment.

  • Dr. Angela Joyner (Chair), Interim Chief of Staff
  • Ms. Karen Casteele, Secretary to the Board of Visitors
  • Mr. John Sanders, Interim Assistant Vice President for Human Resources
  • Dr. Eirc Lovik, Director of Institutional Research
  • Dr. Lisa Allison-Jones, Interim SACSCOC Liaison, RUC-Department of Health and Healthcare Leadership

SACSCOC Reaffirmation Academic Advisory Committee

The SACSCOC Reaffirmation Academic Adivisory Committee is responsible for reviewing the institution’s compliance with the SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation standards in areas related to faculty, curriculum and academic policy. The committee will also be responsible for developing action plans to bring the institution into compliance for any areas deemed out of compliance, assisting in procuring documents and other evidence demonstrating compliance with the Principles of Accreditation, and approving the Compliance Certification narratives associated with faculty, curriculum and academic policy. 

  • Dr. Orion Rogers (Chair), Interim Provost and VP for Academic Affairs
  • Prof. James Robey, Interim Dean of the College of Visual and Perfroming Arts
  • Dr. Tammy Wallace, Dean of the College of Education and Human Development
  • Dr. Art Carter, Interim Dean of the Artis College of Science and Technology
  • Dr. Joy Bhadury, Dean of the Davis College of Business and Economics
  • Dr. Ken Cox, Dean of the Waldron College of Health and Human Services
  • Dr. Matt Smith, Dean of the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences
  • Dr. Johnny Sue Wijewardane, Dean of the School of Nusing
  • Dr. Ben Caldwell, Dean of the College of Graduate Studies and Research and the Interim Dean of the Library
  • Dr. Katie Hilden-Clouse, T&R Faculty Senate President
  • Mr. Matt Brunner, Registrar
  • Dr. Tim Channel, Assistant Provost for Budget and Academic Operations
  • Dr. Matt Dunleavey, Executive Director of IMPACT Lab
  • Dr. Glen Mayhew, Assoc. Dean of Waldron College of Health and Human Services, RUC AP Faculty
  • Mr. Craig Cornell, Vice President for Enrollment Management
  • Dr. Nicole Hendrix, Executive Director of General Education
  • Ms. Melanie Fox, Associate Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Quality Improvement
  • Dr. Lisa Allison-Jones, Interim SACSCOC Liaison, RUC-Department of Health and Healthcare Leadership

SACSCOC Reaffirmation Finance and Facilities Advisory Committee

The SACSCOC Reaffirmation Academic Adivisory Committee is responsible for reviewing the institution’s compliance with the SACSCOC standards in areas related finance and facilities. The committee will also be responsible for developing action plans to bring the institution into compliance for any areas deemed out of compliance, assisting in procuring documents and other evidence demonstrating compliance with the Principles of Accreditation, and approving the Compliance Certification narratives associated with finance and facilities. 

  • Ms. Stephanie Jennell (Chair), Interim Vice President for Finance and Administration/CFO
  • Mr. Bill Shorter, Interim University Controller
  • Ms. Sharon Barrett, Assistant Vice President for Budget, Planning and Reporting
  • Mr. Jorge Coartney, Assistant Vice President for Facilities Management
  • Ms. Margaret McManus, University Auditor
  • Mr. Ed Oakes, Associate Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
  • Ms. Kathy Thompson, SACSCOC Accreditation Coordinator, Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Quality Improvement

SACSCOC Reaffirmation Student and Academic Support Advisory Committee

The SACSCOC Reaffirmation Student and Academic Support Advisory Committeeand is responsible for reviewing the institution’s compliance with the SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation standards in areas related to academic and student support, library resources, and academic and student support unit assessment. The committee will also be responsible for developing action plans to bring the institution into compliance for any areas deemed out of compliance, assisting in procuring documents and other evidence demonstrating compliance with the Principles of Accreditation, and approving the Compliance Certification narratives associated with academic and student support, library resources, and academic and student support unit assessment.

  • Dr. Jeanne Mekolichick (Co-Chair), Associate Provost for Academic Programs
  • Dr. Susan Trageser (Co-Chair), Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Ms. Alison Pratt, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management and Director of Financial Aid
  • Ms. Angela Mitchell, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
  • Mr. Jason Clayton, Director Center for Career and Talent Development
  • Dr. Corey Cassidy, Executive Director Academic Success Center
  • Dr. Ben Caldwell, Dean of the College of Graduate Studies and Research and the Interim Dean of the Library
  • Mr. Robert Lineburg, Director of Athletics
  • Dr. Tim Channel, Assistant Provost for Budget and Academic Operations
  • Dr. Lisa Allison-Jones, Interim SACSCOC Liaison, RUC-Department of Health and Healthcare Leadership