Dr. Gwen Aldridge
Dr. Aldridge served as Director of Assessment at Southwest Tennessee Community College. Her job responsibilities at
Southwest included advising and assisting faculty with the Academic Audit and program accreditation processes; developing and conducting
faculty evaluations and other major assessments at the college; and training faculty in the writing of learning outcomes. Prior to taking
the position in January 2008, she served as the Dir. of Institutional Planning and Research at Northwest Mississippi Community College in
Senatobia, Mississippi where her job responsibilities included conducting institutional research to support college strategic planning,
accreditation, and decision making; providing assistance in grant writing; and serving on the president's five member executive council.
Prior to January 2002, she taught mathematics. Gwen has served as Vice-President and as President of the Mississippi Collegiate Mathematics
Association, as Vice-President and President of MAIR, and as Secretary for SACCR for two terms before serving as SACCR Program Chair and
President. She has made presentations for MAIR, for the Mississippi Academy of Sciences, for the Mississippi Collegiate Mathematics
Association, for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, for TENNAIR, for SACS and at various colleges across TN and MS in
training faculty on writing Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs). Gwen was presented the "Making a Difference Award" at Southwest for outstanding contributions to the college and the "Jim Nichols Award" from MAIR for service and contributions in the field of institutional research. Her paper on Bayesian Bootstrap Methods for Developmental Studies was
published in the February 2005 issue of The Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation. Gwen attended Delta State University in
Cleveland, Mississippi, where she earned a B.S.E. degree in Mathematics and the University of Mississippi in Oxford where she earned
M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics, with a concentration in Statistics. Gwen currently serves as manager and general partner of
Polk Realty, LLC, a family business located in Batesville, MS.
Program Chair and SACCR Webmaster
Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner is the Chief Research and Effectiveness Officer for Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She has over 20 years of experience working in community college setting and is a former director of institutional research and planning, programmer, database administrator, and community college math instructor. Lynn serves on the Peer Review Advisory Board for the SACSCOC and is president-elect and webmaster for the Southeastern Association of Community College Researchers. Lynn received her B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Southern Mississippi and her Ph.D. in Community College Leadership from Mississippi State University. She presented "A New President.s Perspective on Strategic Planning: Vision 2020" at the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, 92nd annual convention, and recently received the 2012 Innovation of the year award for .Demonstrating Mission-based Accountability of Economic Impact.. Her most recent publication is .A Best Practice for Selecting Your Quality Enhancement Plan: Techniques for Facilitating Mission-based Stakeholder Involvement. in the Community College Journal of Research and Practice.
Julie Post has a rich background in education including secondary, post-secondary, and administration. She has been in administration at Gwinnett Technical College (GTC) since 2005. She currently serves as Executive Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness. Julie works in a capacity to directly support the president with college-wide planning, research, organizational support, process improvement, and overall evaluation and assessment. Additional departments managed by Julie include: Special Populations, Disability Services, Veteran.s Affairs, and IT Banner Services. In 2009, she created and launched the new Customer Care Center on campus and still oversees its operations. Julie has presented at past SACS COC and SACCR conferences on Program Review. She serves as GTC's COC Accreditation Liaison and is the President of the Technical College System of Georgia.s (TCSG) Institutional Effectiveness peer group. The foundation of her educational experiences are built on seven years of teaching in secondary institutions, two years of post-secondary adjunct instruction, a bachelor of science degree in business education and a master.s degree in the art of teaching. Following nomination and acceptance into a year-long state Executive Leadership Academy experience with the TCSG, Julie began pursuing her doctorate degree in workforce education in 2009. Her anticipated graduation date is May2013. Julie has been a member of SACCR since 2006 and thoroughly enjoys the professional growth and networking opportunities the organization provides.
Angela Bryan is Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Research at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and most recently organized the baseline reading assessment for her institution.s QEP. She holds a B.S. and M.S. from the University of Southern Mississippi and has over a decade of teaching experience in Information Technology. Ms. Bryan has written curriculum and assessment items at the post-secondary for various fields of Information Technology. She has field research experience through her doctoral work on grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Ms. Bryan is pursuing a doctoral degree in International Development with a research focus on the privatization of education in the United States.
Member at Large
Larry is currently Assistant Director of Institutional Research for Bluegrass Community & Technical College in Lexington, KY (enrollment approx. 14,000). A native of Wisconsin, Larry holds degrees in Industrial Engineering and Speech Pathology, both from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He has worked as a Management Engineer in several hospitals throughout the Southeast; a Research Analyst for Fayette County Public Schools in Lexington; and his current position in Institutional Research. Larry has been a SACCR member since 2006. For the past several years he served as the SACCR State Coordinator for Kentucky and assisted the Board with the Kentucky annual meeting serving as Local Arrangements Chair.
Edith (Edie) Carter
Edie serves as the Editor for the SACCR Newsletter, a duty she has performed for more years than she cares to remember. A long time member of SACCR, Edie received her Ph. D. in Educational Research from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). When not applying the blue pencil to the SACCR newsletter, Edie serves as Assistant Professor of Educational Studies at Radford University.
Member at Large
Rhonda serves as the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs with West Virginia University at Parkersburg, West Virginia. Dr. Richards in her role as At-Large Member for Programs and Outstanding Paper Awards will be tasked with developing the guidelines and program entrance requirements for best papers.
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