The Southeastern Association of Community College Research (SACCR) honored Dr. Rosemary Craven Lamb, Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness at Mississippi Delta Community College, with the 2015 Gwen P. Aldridge Institutional Effectiveness Award. This award was presented at the organization’s annual conference in Destin, Florida. Lamb was recognized for her leadership and advancement in the field of institutional research for community colleges.
The Gwen P. Aldridge Award is presented annually by the organization’s board of directors, to outstanding SACCR members, who make significant contributions in the areas of community college program evaluation and accreditation. Established in 1971, SACCR provides a regional forum for planning, coordinating, or conducting activities which promote the effective use of research results at community colleges throughout the southeastern United States. The organization, which serves 13 states, identifies and promotes best practices in institutional research and planning which support and strengthen decision making processes of higher education at the regional, state, and institutional levels.
SACCR also honored Dr. Lamb with the Outstanding Paper Award for her quantitative research on Student Engagement Factors that Predict the Persistence of Latino Males in America’s Community Colleges. Her research on student engagement was recently selected for publication in the NASAP Journal of the National Association of Student Affairs Professionals. 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 holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Jackson State University, a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Mississippi, and a bachelor’s degree in English from Delta State University. Lamb and her husband, Chuck, have three children and five grandchildren.