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LCCC announces finalists for VP of Academic Affairs position

Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Candidates will be on campus this week.
 
Laramie County Community College is pleased to announce the three finalists for the position of LCCC Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Dr. Evonne Carter | Dr. Jose Fierro | Dr. Ross Tomlin

Dr. Evonne Carter, Dr. Jose Fierro, and Dr. Ross Tomlin (listed in the order they will visit LCCC) will be on campus between Monday, Dec. 3, and Thursday, Dec. 6, to participate in open forums and other interviews with college personnel.

Each candidate will participate in a forum for Academic Affairs staff, an open forum and a faulty forum. The Academic Affairs staff forums will be from 11:15 a.m.-noon Monday, Dec. 3 (Dr. Carter), Tuesday, Dec. 4 (Dr. Fierro), and Wednesday, Dec. 5 (Dr. Tomlin), in Health Science Room 111.

The open forums will take place from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3 (Dr. Carter), Tuesday, Dec. 4 (Dr. Fierro), and Wednesday, Dec. 5 (Dr. Tomlin), in the Center for Conferences and Institutes Room 130.

Faculty forums are scheduled for 4-5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3 (Dr. Carter), Tuesday, Dec. 4 (Dr. Fierro), and Wednesday, Dec. 5 (Dr. Tomlin), in the Center for Conferences and Institutes Room 130.

The campus community will be asked to provide feedback to the president as Dr. Schaffer prepares to make his hiring decision.

Dr. Evonne Carter

Dr. Evonne Carter is currently the Vice President of Milwaukee Area Technical College, Oak Creek Campus. Dr. Carter also has served as the interim Provost, Associate Provost Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences and as a faculty member of the English Department at MATC.

She holds a Ph.D. in Urban Education as well as a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Her bachelor’s degree in Education is from Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisc.
 
Dr. Carter has had extensive experience in program development, program evaluation, curriculum development, DACUM process, faculty development, faculty coaching, assessment of student learning outcomes, student evaluation, accreditation (AQIP and PEAQ), continuous improvement processes, and teaching English, communication skills and GED.

Full Itinerary

Monday, Dec. 3 – Cheyenne Campus
  • 9-10 a.m.: CCC 178 – Breakfast with search committee
  • 10:15-11 a.m.: Board Room – Meet with direct reports
  • 11:15 a.m.-noon – HS 111 – Meet with Academic Affairs staff
  • 12:15-1:15 p.m.: Board Room – Lunch with President’s Cabinet
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m.: CCI 130 – Open forum
  • 2:45-3:45 p.m.: President’s Office – Meet with President Joe Schaffer
  • 4-5 p.m.: CCI 130 – Faculty forum
Tuesday, Dec. 4 – Albany County Campus and Cheyenne Campus
  • 8-9 a.m.: Cheyenne campus tour
  • 9 a.m.: Leave for Albany County Campus
  • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: ACC – Meet and have lunch with ACC employees
  • 1 p.m.: Leave for Cheyenne

Dr. Jose Fierro

Dr. Jose Fierro is an Academic Dean at Florida State College at Jacksonville’s Open Campus. At this institution, he also serves as the Director for the Center for eLearning, which is the unit that develops college-wide curriculum for online, hybrid, and web-enhanced programs. Dr. Fierro is also charged with overseeing the production schedule for course development funded by multi-million dollar grants from the Department of Labor and the Department of Education, and he currently is the co-principal investigator for a National Science Foundation grant. He is responsible for providing learner support services and faculty support for approximately 40,000 students and 250 faculty members per year.

Dr. Fierro has extensive instructional experience in both the traditional face-to-face and online environments, having taught undergraduate courses in Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Public Health, and Research Methods, as well as graduate courses in Organizational Behavior. He has developed several online and hybrid courses in the natural sciences. He also has authored a number of journal articles and has presented at multiple educational conferences on the topic of faculty development for online teaching and the institutional strategies necessary for online programs to succeed. Dr. Fierro’s research interests include improving student retention in developmental education, social learning, and the effective use of emerging technologies in the classroom.

Dr. Fierro received his Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership from Northcentral University and a Master of Science in Management and Administration of Educational Programs from Nova Southeastern University. He also holds a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas y Ambientales in Bogotá, Colombia. He is fluent in the languages of English and Spanish.

In his spare time, Dr. Fierro enjoys spending time with his wife, traveling, and engaging in physical activities such as running, sport cycling, and competing in triathlons.

Full Itinerary

Tuesday, Dec. 4 – Cheyenne Campus

  • 9-10 a.m.: CCC 178 – Breakfast with search committee
  • 10:15-11 a.m.: Board Room – Meet with direct reports
  • 11:15 a.m.-noon – HS 111 – Meet with Academic Affairs staff
  • 12:15-1:15 p.m.: Board Room – Lunch with President’s Cabinet
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m.: CCI 130 – Open forum
  • 2:45-3:45 p.m.: President’s Office – Meet with President Joe Schaffer
  • 4-5 p.m.: CCI 130 – Faculty forum

Wednesday, Dec. 5 – Albany County Campus and Cheyenne Campus

  • 8-9 a.m.: Cheyenne campus tour
  • 9 a.m.: Leave for Albany County Campus
  • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: ACC – Meet and have lunch with ACC employees
  • 1 p.m.: Leave for Cheyenne

Dr. Ross Tomlin

Dr. Tomlin grew up in Texas and earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.

After working for the Bureau of Land Management in Oregon as a Forester, he began teaching forestry and natural resources at the college level. He taught in two-year Forest Technician programs at the community college level for 22 years.

While teaching at the College of the Redwoods in Eureka, Calif., he also attended the University of La Verne, earning a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. He then began his educational administrative career as a Division Dean at Shasta College in Redding, Calif.

He then went on to be an Instructional Dean at Central Oregon Community College in Bend, Ore., and then a Vice President of Instruction at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. Most recently, he has served as the President of Quinebaug Valley Community College in Danielson, Conn., bringing his community college career to more than 30 years.

He is married to Joanne Tomlin, a Special Education teacher in Coventry, Conn., and has three grown children. His hobbies include photography, hiking and camping. He and his wife have certified therapy dogs who visit hospitals and nursing homes.

Full Itinerary

Wednesday, Dec. 5 – Cheyenne Campus

  • 9-10 a.m.: CCC 178 – Breakfast with search committee
  • 10:15-11 a.m.: Board Room – Meet with direct reports
  • 11:15 a.m.-noon – HS 111 – Meet with Academic Affairs staff
  • 12:15-1:15 p.m.: Board Room – Lunch with President’s Cabinet
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m.: CCI 130 – Open forum
  • 2:45-3:45 p.m.: President’s Office – Meet with President Joe Schaffer
  • 4-5 p.m.: CCI 130 – Faculty forum

Thursday, Dec. 6 – Albany County Campus and Cheyenne Campus

  • 8-9 a.m.: Cheyenne campus tour
  • 9 a.m.: Leave for Albany County Campus
  • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: ACC – Meet and have lunch with ACC employees
  • 1 p.m.: Leave for Cheyenne
 
 
 
 

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