Committees

Advisory Council of Past Presidents

Immediate Past President

Susan Elkins, Chair
Chancellor, University of South Carolina-Palmetto College

Overview of the Advisory Council of Past Presidents:

The purpose of the Advisory Council of Past Presidents is to provide advice and counsel to the Board of Directors. The goals include to suggest improvements to the membership and Board and to reflect opinions and thoughts of membership to the board.


Awards Committee

Jeni Maple, Co-Chair
Instructor/BLAS Coordinator
Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Brandi Huskey, Co-Chair
Interim Director for Off-Campus Operations
East Tennessee State University

Overview of the Awards Committee:

The Awards Committee recommends recipients for Association awards to the Board of Directors; recommends policies on awards; monitor procedures for committee awards; and recommends the establishment of new awards. In pursuit of these goals, the Awards Committee seeks out and receives nominations for awards; coordinates the awards nomination process; recommends award recipients; and reviews awards criteria and processes annually in order to make recommendations for any changes.


Budget and Finance Committee

Bryan Best, Chair
University of La Verne

Overview of the Budget and Finance Committee:

The purpose of the Budget and Finance Committee is to review income and expenditures of the Association as well as to recommend an annual budget and sound fiscal policies.


Committee on Inclusiveness

Terry Ratcliff, Chair

Dean, Distance and Extended Education

Antioch University

Overview of the Committee on Inclusiveness:

The Committee on Inclusiveness will work to create an organizational culture within ACHE that embraces all individuals and institutional types. Inclusiveness of individuals requires an organizational culture that supports and enhances professional development and leadership opportunities regardless of race, age, ethnicity, creed, disability, gender, or sexual orientation. Diverse institutional types include but are not limited to two-year and community colleges, technical colleges, colleges outside the United States, HBCUs, tribal colleges, and Hispanic-serving institutions. The Committee will provide guidance to the Board in support of strategic planning.


Conference Planning Committee

Bryan Best, Co-Chair
Sr. Instructional Technologist
University of La Verne

Sherry Blok, Co-Chair
Senior Director, Executive and Professional Programs
Concordia University

Overview of the Conference Planning Committee:

The Conference Planning Committee aims to plan the program for the ACHE Annual Conference and Meeting. The goals of this committee are planning  the financial, logistical, and programmatic goals of the conference. The committee collaborates to establish the master schedule, exhibitor partnerships, and conference center accommodations.


Conference Proposal Review Committee

Jeni Maple, Co-Chair
Instructor/BLAS Coordinator
Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Brandi Huskey, Co-Chair
Interim Director for Off-Campus Operations
East Tennessee State University

Overview of the Proposal Committee:

This committee is responsible for evaluating and selecting proposals submitted for presentation at the annual conference. The committee plays an important role in ensuring the quality, relevance and diversity of the presentations selected for the conference.  


Constitution and Bylaws Committee

Clare Van Ness, Chair
California State University, Chico

Overview of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee:

The purpose of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee is to review proposed legislative matters of the Association and pass on the legality. The main goals of the committee include to assist the membership and Board of Directors in drafting Constitutional and Bylaws amendments, rule on the legality of proposed Constitution and Bylaws amendments, and arrange for codification of legislative actions of the membership and Board of Directors.


Council of Regional Leadership

Julie Shankle, Chair
Executive Director
University of Central Florida

Overview of the Council of Regional Leadership:

The Council of Regional Leadership is comprised of those individuals elected to office in their respective ACHE regions. The purpose of the council is to provide a vital communication link between the regional leadership and ACHE's international leadership. Additionally, regional chairs will serve in a critical role as members of the Membership Recruitment and Retention Committee.


Marketing & Communications Committee

Patti Spaniola, Chair
Director of Conferences & Events
University of West Florida

Overview of the Marketing & Communications Committee:
The purpose of the Marketing & Communications Committee is to execute targeted marketing strategies aimed at promoting the Association's array of events, conferences, webinars, and newsletter. This initiative is strategically aligned with the broader growth strategy within the dynamic and evolving field of continuing higher education.

Membership Recruitment & Retention Committee

Terry Ratcliff, Chair
Dean, Distance and Extended Education
Antioch University

Overview of the Membership Recruitment and Retention Committee:

The purpose of the Membership Recruitment and Retention Committee is to build membership through effective recruitment activities and to retain members through effective services. Additionally, the committee assists in determining the degree to which membership services (annual conference and meeting, regional meetings, publications and communications) are meeting the needs of members.


Nominations & Elections Committee

Susan Elkins, Chair
Chancellor, University of South Carolina-Palmetto College

Overview of the Nominations and Elections Committee:

The purpose of the Nominations and Elections committee is to recommend capable people for officers and directors of the Association and, in conjunction with the Home Office, to conduct the annual election. The goals include to encourage membership to submit candidates for office, maintain a list of individual service to the Association, provide a slate of qualified and able persons for Officers of the Association, and conduct an open and effective election.


Research Committee

VACANT

Overview of the Research Committee:

The purpose of the Research Committee is to act as a clearing agent for research in continuing higher education and encourage research by members of ACHE. Additionally, the Committee provides research and conducts surveys as requested by the Association.   


Resolutions

VACANT

Overview of the Resolutions Committee:

The purpose of the Resolutions Committee is to develop appropriate resolutions for consideration by the Board of Directors and the membership.


Webinar Series

Julie Shankle, Chair
Executive Director, Continuing Education
University of Central Florida

Overview of the Resolutions Committee:

The purpose of the Webinar Series Committee is to develop diverse programming to enrich the learning opportunities offered by the association.


Advisory Council of Past Presidents

  • Susan Elkins, Ed.D
    Susan Elkins, Ed.D
    Chancellor University of South Carolina- Palmetto College
    Chair
  • William Boozang
    Associate Dean, Graduate & Professional Programs Emmanuel College
    Member
  • Tina Marie Coolidge, Ed.D
    Tina Marie Coolidge, Ed.D
    Director, Goodwin Programs and Recruitment Goodwin College of Professional Studies/Drexel University
    Member
  • Christopher Dougherty
    Associate Dean Rosemont College
    Member
  • Regis M Gilman
    Executive Director
    Member
  • Roxanne M. Gonzales
    VPAA/Provost New Mexico Highlands University
    Member
  • David Grebel
    David Grebel
    Retired Director of Extended Education Texas Christian University
    Member
  • Charles R Hickox
    Member
  • Paula Hogard
    Paula Hogard
    Associate Dean Framingham State University
    Member
  • Amy Johnson, Ed.D.
    Amy Johnson, Ed.D.
    Associate Vice Provost for Faculty and Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence East Tennessee State University
    Member
  • Rick E Osborn
    Dean Emeritus East Tennessee State University
    Member
  • Tish Szymurski
    Higher Learning Partners
    Member
  • Brian Van Horn
    Brian Van Horn
    President Mayville State University
    Member
  • Clare Van Ness
    Clare Van Ness
    Interim Dean CSU, Chico
    Member
  • Dorothy Williams
    Dorothy Williams
    Full time faculty Purdue University Global
    Member

Awards Committee

  • Brandi Huskey
    Brandi Huskey
    Interim Director for Off-Campus Operations East Tennessee State University
    Co-Chair
  • Jeni Maple
    Jeni Maple
    Coordinator of the Bachelor of Science in Liberal & Applied Studies Southeastern Oklahoma State University
    Co-Chair
  • Marilyn Read
    Marilyn Read
    Director of Continuing Education Delta State University
    Member

Budget and Finance Committee

  • Bryan L Best
    Bryan L Best
    Sr. Instructional Technologist University of La Verne (909)448-4613
    Chair
  • David Rausch
    David Rausch
    University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (423)425-5270
    Vice Chair
  • Clare Van Ness
    Clare Van Ness
    Interim Dean CSU, Chico (530)898-5674
    Member
  • Tracey Morrison
    Tracey Morrison
    Continuing Education Coordinator University of Central Florida
    Member

Committee on Inclusiveness

  • Terry Ratcliff, Ed.D
    Terry Ratcliff, Ed.D
    Dean, Distance and Extended Education Antioch University (509)991-9826
    Chair
  • Brielle Campos
    Brielle Campos
    Program Coordinator, University Seminar Middle Tennessee State University (615)898-5558
    Member
  • Nilajah Nyasuma Sims
    Nilajah Nyasuma Sims
    Executive Director Morgan State University (443)885-3048
    Member
  • David Rausch
    David Rausch
    University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (423)425-5270
    Member

Conference Planning Committee

  • Bryan L Best
    Bryan L Best
    Sr. Instructional Technologist University of La Verne (909)448-4613
    Co-Chair
  • Sherry Blok
    Sherry Blok
    Senior Director, Executive and Professional Programs Concordia University (514)291-0683
    Co-Chair

Constitution and Bylaws Committee

  • Clare Van Ness
    Clare Van Ness
    Interim Dean CSU, Chico (530)898-5674
    Chair
  • Andy Browne
    Andy Browne
    Assistant Professor University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
    Member
  • Elizabeth Crawford
    Elizabeth Crawford
    University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (423)425-5286
    Member

Council of Regional Leadership

  • Julie Shankle
    Julie Shankle
    Executive Director University of Central Florida
    Chair

Marketing & Communications Committee

  • Patti Spaniola, MBA, CMP, CED+
    Patti Spaniola, MBA, CMP, CED+
    MBA, Certified Meeting Professional, Certified Event Designer+ Director of Conferences & Events The University of West Florida (850)474-2085
    Chair
  • Clayton C Mack Jr.
    Clayton C Mack Jr.
    Associate Director of Extended Studies North Carolina Central University (919)530-7620
  • Stacey Rosenberg, DNP RN ACNS-BC CNE
    Stacey Rosenberg, DNP RN ACNS-BC CNE
    DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CNE Associate Chief Nursing Administrator Southern New Hampshire University (641)590-0012
  • Suzanne Williams
    Suzanne Williams
    LCSW, LMFT Dean, Weekend/Evening & Online College Mount Saint Mary's University (CA) (336)817-9191
  • Cassidy Huntsman
    University of Utah
  • Doragnes Rivera Bradshaw, MBA, SHRM-SCP
    Doragnes Rivera Bradshaw, MBA, SHRM-SCP
    Rollins College (407)646-1583
  • Amy Carmack
    Quinsigamond Community College (734)255-8816
  • Christine Billings
    Director, Division of Continuing Studies University of Nebraska at Omaha (402)554-2370
  • Hannah Naylor
    Adjunct Faculty Liberty University (252)813-5822

Membership Recruitment & Retention Committee

  • Terry Ratcliff, Ed.D
    Terry Ratcliff, Ed.D
    Dean, Distance and Extended Education Antioch University (509)991-9826
    Chair
  • Mark Murphy
    Mark Murphy
    Recruiter Corporate Outreach Middle Tennessee State University (615)898-5585
    Member
  • Nilajah Nyasuma Sims
    Nilajah Nyasuma Sims
    Executive Director Morgan State University (443)885-3048
    Member

Nominations & Elections Committee

  • Susan Elkins, Ed.D
    Susan Elkins, Ed.D
    Chancellor University of South Carolina- Palmetto College
    Chair

Conference Proposal Review Committee

  • Brandi Huskey
    Brandi Huskey
    Interim Director for Off-Campus Operations East Tennessee State University
    Co-Chair
  • Jeni Maple
    Jeni Maple
    Coordinator of the Bachelor of Science in Liberal & Applied Studies Southeastern Oklahoma State University
    Co-Chair
  • Brielle Campos
    Brielle Campos
    Program Coordinator, University Seminar Middle Tennessee State University
    Member
  • Amy Carmack
    Quinsigamond Community College
    Member
  • Elizabeth Crawford
    Elizabeth Crawford
    University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
    Member
  • Cassidy Huntsman
    University of Utah
    Member
  • Nicole Westrick
    PhD Dean and Assistant Vice President Morgan State University
    Member
  • Kate White
    Kate White
    EdD Director, Professional and Continuing Education CSU East Bay
    Member

Resolutions

  • Lisa Bell
    Lisa Bell
    M.B.A. Program Director and Associate Professor Mid-America Christian University (405)692-3194
    Member

Webinar Series

  • Julie Shankle
    Julie Shankle
    Executive Director University of Central Florida 407-882-0236
    Chair
  • Jana Breburdova
    Jana Breburdova
    MBA Program Director University of Central Florida (407)882-0247
    Member
  • Mary Ettling
    Mary Ettling
    Director, Online Services and Educational Outreach Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (618)650-3215
    Member
  • Jonell Hinsey
    Jonell Hinsey
    Middle Tennessee State University (615)898-2865
    Member
  • Mark Murphy
    Mark Murphy
    Recruiter Corporate Outreach Middle Tennessee State University (615)898-5585
    Member
  • Kellie Nealeigh
    (908)399-4658
    Member