Elizabeth Edwards is the Director of Institutional Research and Accountability and the SACSCOC Liaison for Itawamba Community College in Fulton, MS. She has 15 years’ community college experience with the last eleven years in administration and institutional research and effectiveness. Her first four years at the community college were as a program director in credit CTE instruction and non-credit workforce training. Edwards is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and Delta State University with a Master’s in Business Administration and undergraduate degrees in MIS and Finance. She is a Fellow of the EPFP/IEL (2013-14) and MCCFP (2006) programs. Edwards is the President of the Southeastern Association for Community College Research (SACCR) and a past-officer of both the Mississippi Association of Institutional Research (MAIR) and the Mississippi Community College Board’s Council of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (CIRE).
Dr. Debi Garrison Hendershot
Dr. Debi G. Hendershot is the Dean for Planning, Research and Grants at Calhoun Community College. She has secured in excess of $30M in state and federal funding for College programs. Prior to becoming the Dean for Planning, Research and Grants, she served as the Grants Coordinator and Assistant to the Vice-President. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Athens State University, a Masters degree from Faulkner University and an Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from The University of Alabama. Debi was part of the Alabama Community College Leadership Academy Class of 2009.
Angela Bryan is the Director of Curriculum and Instruction at the MS Community College Board. She has over 15 years of experience working in community colleges and was the former Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Research at MS Gulf Coast Community College. She holds a B.S. and M.S. from the University of Southern Mississippi and is a PhD candidate in International Development at the University of Southern Mississippi. She has extensive field research experience as a research assistant working on grants for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Angela is a past president of CIRE, Council for Institutional Research and Effectiveness for Mississippi’s 15 community colleges. She has collaborated with peer institutional researchers on issues of standardized performance measures and Mississippi’s State Report Card for community colleges, as well as issues related to accreditation and reaffirmation. In her current role as Director of Curriculum and Instruction at the MS Community College Board, Angela uses data to impact student success through improved instruction and professional development in the area of career technical education. She also collaborates with instructors and administrators at Mississippi’s 15 community colleges, as well as industry leaders to develop curricula to give Mississippi’s CTE students articulated pathways and industry credentials that make these students highly sought after employees in Mississippi’s labor market in support of economic development
Dr. Rosemary Craven Lamb
Dr. Rosemary Craven Lamb is the Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation Liaison at Mississippi Delta Community College in Moorhead, Mississippi. Prior to working at Mississippi Delta Community College, she taught secondary Language Arts in high schools across the Mississippi Delta region and served as the Director of Institutional Research at Coahoma Community College in Clarksdale, Mississippi. In 2015, SACCR honored Dr. Lamb with the Gwen P. Aldridge Award and the Outstanding Paper Award for her quantitative research on Student Engagement Factors that Predict the Persistence of Latino Males in America’s Community Colleges. In 2013, the Mississippi Association for Institutional Research awarded Lamb the Jim Nichols Service Award, the highest honor presented to an individual who has shown exemplary service and leadership to the organization. Dr. Lamb has served as an accreditation evaluator for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) at community colleges across Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Virginia. She has also served as president of the Mississippi Association for Institutional Research, Member at Large of the Southeastern Association for Community College Research, and as a member of the SACSCOC Annual Conference Planning Committee. She is currently serving as treasurer of the Southeastern Association for Community College Research. Dr. Lamb and her husband, Chuck, have three children and five grandchildren.
Dr. Marjorie C. Kuezi-Nke
Dr. Marjorie C. Kuezi-Nke is the Executive Director of Accountability and Institutional Effectiveness at the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). She has over 25 years of experience in Institutional Effectiveness and Research both at the college and system levels. In her current position, Marjorie provides support to the technical colleges in their planning, institutional research, and evaluation activities. She also works closely with the colleges on student success initiatives such as Complete College Georgia and Achieving the Dream. In addition to her experience in Institutional Effectiveness and Research she has taught American Government for many years. Prior to joining TCSG in 2000, she worked as Director of Planning and Research at Prestonsburg Community College (now Big Sandy CTC), in Kentucky. She holds a BA in Public Administration from the University of Zambia, an MA in Political Science from Oklahoma State University and a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Kentucky.