Work Groups

Select a Work Group from the list below to view a description of the Standard and the members of the Group. 

The institution's mission defines its purpose within the context of higher education, the students it serves, and what it intends to accomplish. The institution's stated goals are clearly linked to its mission and specify how the institution fulfills its mission.

Standard I Criteria (pdf)


Dr. John Kowal, Chair
Vice-President for Academic Affairs

Bernard Bassett
Member, CCC Board of Trustees

Katrina Evens
Director of Nursing and Allied Health

Julie Hanson
Professor of Mathematics

Sarah Jennette
Systems and Electronic Services Librarian


Ethics and integrity are central, indispensable, and defining hallmarks of effective higher education institutions. In all activities, whether internal or external, an institution must be faithful to its mission, honor its contracts and commitments, adhere to its policies, and represent itself truthfully.

Standard II Criteria (pdf)


Lee Ann Thomas, Chair
Professor of Humanities

Angela Alphonso
Associate Professor of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

Ian Burcroff
Assistant Professor of Humanities

Dr. Christopher Drennan
Professor of History, Political Science, and Economics

Devi Momot
Member, CCC Board of Trustees

 An institution provides students with learning experiences that are characterized by rigor and coherence at all program, certificate, and degree levels, regardless of instructional modality. All learning experiences, regardless of modality, program pace/schedule, level, and setting are consistent with higher education expectations.

Standard III Criteria (pdf)


Shaun Irland, Chair
Assistant Professor of English

Angela Barnaby
Professor of Mathematics

Gina Brandolino
Assistant Professor of Nursing

Donna Lynch
Professor of Mathematics

Dawn Maille
Assistant Professor of Nursing

 Across all educational experiences, settings, levels, and instructional modalities, the institution recruits and admits students whose interests, abilities, experiences, and goals are congruent with its mission and educational offerings.

Standard IV Criteria (pdf)


Anna Miarka-Grzelak, Chair
Dean of Enrollment Management

Eric Arnold
Associate Professor of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

Dr. Karen Case
Instructional Designer; Distance Learning Coordinator

Lindsay Fitzgerald
Learning Resource Specialist

Angela Kelley
Community and Workforce Development Specialist

Mary LaPierre
Director of Financial Aid

Sarah McCarty
Director of Campus Life

Chrisa O'Connell
Student Support Services Coordinator

June VanAlphen

 Assessment of student learning and achievement demonstrates that the institution's students have accomplished educational goals consistent with their program of study, degree level, the institution's mission, and appropriate expectations for institutions of higher education.

Standard V Criteria (pdf)


Margaret Courson, Chair
Learning Outcomes Assessment Coordinator; Professor of Mathematics

Catherine Figlioli

Dr. Lynn Fowler
Chair, Science Department; Professor of Science

Gary Henry
Associate Professor of Science

Richard Lawrence
Assistant Professor of Technology

Gina Lindsey
Professor of Humanities

 The institution's planning processes, resources, and structures are aligned with each other and are sufficient to fulfill its mission and goals, to continuously assess and improve its programs and services, and to respond effectively to opportunities and challenges.

Standard VI Criteria (pdf)


Michael Zerrahn, Chair
Assistant Professor of Business and Accounting

Dr. Wendy Baker
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

John Borner
Dean of Student Affairs

Nina Coolidge
Vice Chair, CCC Board of Trustees

Michelle Drollette
Staff Accountant

Michael Lawliss
Science Lab Technology Assistant

Antonio Maglione

Marissa Miller-Spadafora
Associate Staff Accountant

Ashley Morales
Associate Staff Accountant

Robert Trombley
Director of Buildings and Grounds

 The institution is governed and administered in a manner that allows it to realize its stated mission and goals in a way that effectively benefits the institution, its students, and the other constituencies it serves. Even when supported by or affiliated with governmental, corporate, religious, educational system, or other unaccredited organizations, the institution has education as its primary purpose, and it operates as an academic institution with appropriate autonomy.

Standard VII Criteria (pdf)


Jarrod Cone, Chair
Chair, Faculty Council
Chair, Social and Behavioral Sciences  and Criminal Justice Departments

Christina Cone
Adjunct Instructor of Science

Joanna Jackson
Assistant Professor of English

Kelly Misner
STEM Success and Retention Coordinator

George Rock
Member, CCC Board of Trustees


     Institutional Priorities

  • Student Success, Teaching, and Learning
  • New and Retained Student Enrollment
  • Institutional Financial Sustainability
  • Educational and Employment Pathways