Washtenaw Community College
Higher Learning Commission Self-Study

Steering Committee

The WCC Self-Study Steering Committee is composed of faculty and staff from across the college.

The Steering Committee is chaired by Bill Abernethy, Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, who serves as Self-Study Coordinator.

All members of the Steering Committee (except for the Coordinator and lead writer) serve as team leaders for the five criterion teams, which are small subcommittees with membership drawn from all areas of the college. Criterion teams meet regularly, and tem leaders meet approximately monthly with the Coordinator and lead writer.

NCA Self-Study Steering Committee

  • Bill Abernethy
    Self-Study Coordinator
    Dean, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Jennifer Baker
    Faculty, Visual Arts Technology
  • Linda Blakey
    Associate Vice President, Student Services
  • Cathie Dries
    Dean, Continuing Education and Community Services
  • James Egan
    Dean, Distance Learning
  • Joy Garrett
    Director, Curriculum and Assessment
  • Fiona Gray
    Supervisor, Student Payment Plans and Collections
  • Steven Hardy
    Vice President, Administration and Finance
  • Julie Morrison
    Self-Study Writer/Editor
    Consultant, Academic Assessment and Accreditation
  • Roger Mourad
    Director, Institutional Research
  • Marty Showalter
    Dean, Mathematics, Natural and Behavioral Sciences
  • Patricia Taylor
    Dean of Support Services and Student Advocacy
  • Lisa Veasey
    Faculty, English/Writing
  • Rosemary Wilson
    Dean, Business and Computer Technology

Criterion Team Leaders

Criterion One: Mission and Integrity

  • Linda Blakey
  • James Egan

Criterion Two: Preparing for the Future

  • Fiona Gray
  • Steven Hardy
  • Roger Mourad

Criterion Three: Student Learning and Effective Teaching

  • Martha Showalter
  • Lisa Veasey

Criterion Four: Acquisition, Discover, and Application of Knowledge

  • Jennifer Baker
  • Rosemary Wilson

Criterion Five: Engagement and Service

  • Cathie Dries
  • Joy Garrett
  • Patricia Taylor