Position Descriptions
Coordinator

Dr. Glena Temple, Vice President for Academic Affairs, will serve as the Title III Coordinator.

This position is responsible for the implementation and oversight of the proposed project, and will lead all project initiatives, budgets, and staff.  This position reports directly to the President.

Position responsibilities:

  • Serve as the liaison to the Department of Education Title III officials
  • Provide overall leadership for the project and activities
  • Report progress to the President and the Cabinet
  • Monitor project progress and ongoing collection of data for formative and summative evaluation
  • Facilitate institutionalization of activities and ongoing budget
  • Manage the budget, ensuring expenditures are in compliance with federal regulations and project objectives
  • Lead grant steering committee meetings to provide oversight and suggestions to meet grant objectives
  • Approve and disseminate progress reports college-wide
  • Lead ongoing review of data collection and reporting systems for grant activities
Activity Director

Tina Johns, M.B.A., Director of Retention, will serve as the Activity Director.

The Activity Director will assume day-to-day management of the project.  This position reports directly to the Title III Coordinator/Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Position responsibilities:

  • Coordinate advertising, screening, hiring and training of grant personnel
  • Supervise grant personnel
  • Communicate effectively with a variety of campus offices to achieve grant objectives
  • Monitor the budget
  • Coordinate quarterly, yearly and end-of-project evaluation report generation
  • Provide day-to-day supervision of grant activities to achieve objectives
  • Meet regularly with IT Director to ensure effective integration of technology
  • Assist the coordinator with the Department of Education reporting and steering committee reports
  • Oversee grant timelines and objectives
  • Build faculty and staff support for the grant activities
Assistant Director of Retention

Lisa Konkel, Ph.D., will serve as the Assistant Director of Retention. 

The Assistant Director of Retention will assist in all grant activities, but with a focus on leading the improved advising system and conversion to an electronic advising platform.  This position reports directly to the Activity Director.

Position responsibilities:

  • Coordinate implementation and training of the developmental advising model and electronic advising system
  • Assist the Director of Retention on grant activities, as needed
  • Coordinate weekly early alert reports
  • Work with students in the Center for Student Success
  • Staff “drop in and virtual” hours each week
  • Lead the four-year plan initiative (for all freshmen to have a four-year plan developed)
  • Participate in cohort training and assist faculty with advising issues
  • Build faculty and staff support for the grant activities
Advisor, At-Risk Focus

Kristen Nyholm, M.S.Ed., will serve as the Advisor for at-risk students.

Position responsibilities:

  • Provide ongoing advising and mentoring for students
  • Hold drop-in hours at virtual advising in addition to scheduled appointments with students
  • Coordinate the peer leader program, first generation panel, and other activities focused on at-risk students
  • Offer workshops/activities for at-risk students
  • Assist the Director and Assistant Director as needed
  • Collaborate with Title III staff, faculty and other staff
Advisor, Career Focus

Kasie Von Haden, M.Ed., will serve as the Advisor, Career Focus. 

Position responsibilities:

  • Provide ongoing advising and mentoring for students
  • Hold drop-in hours for virtual advising in addition to scheduled appointments with students
  • Coordinate career workshops, retreats, and other resources focused on career counseling/planning
  • Collaborate with the Director of Career Services
  • Assist the Director and Assistant Director as needed
  • Collaborate with Title III staff, faculty, and other staff
Project Coordinator

Dodie Marriott, M.Ed., will serve as the Project Coordinator for the Title III Grant.

Position responsibilities:

  • Prepare quarterly reports on grant objectives
  • Coordinate data for formative and summative evaluation
  • Create and manage dashboards for the grant projects
  • Assist the grant staff on data analysis and reporting
  • Archive data, reports/minutes/documents for the grant
  • Maintain the grant website
  • Lead communication efforts through the student portal
  • Schedule trainings, external evaluator visits, grant meetings, cohort rotations, etc.
  • Monitor resources are accessible to all populations and disability statements are on grant material
  • Assist the Director and Assistant Director as needed
  • Collaborate with multiple offices on campus
Systems Integration Specialist

Andy Anderson will serve as the Systems Integration Specialist for the Title III Grant.

Position responsibilities:

  • Work as part of the grant team in support of data use for decision making at all levels of the Institution
  • Review, analyze and evaluate business systems and user needs to determine opportunities that can improve efficiency of business processes and decision making
  • Support systems integration to aid in end user utilizations as well as maintain security/integrity of data
  • Provide oversight, planning, implementation and support of the Document Imaging/Management Solution, the Portal and Data Reporting & Dashboarding systems
  • Work with Director and Assistant Director of Retention to provide data analysis reporting structures that will aide in meaningful/targeted retention efforts
  • Work with various campus departments on process mapping to determine opportunities for document workflow automation
  • Write technical procedures and documentation for the applications including operations, user guide, etc.
  • Work with Instructional and Information Technology to provide training and resources for end users of the new system
Faculty/Academic Integration Coordinator

Matthew Bersagel Braley, associate professor, began in this position July 1, 2017.

Position responsibilities:

  • Teaches half time to freshmen and sophomores modeling best practices in use of early alerts and high impact practices
  • Coordinate high-impact practices components, including mini-grant process, training, evaluation of projects
  • Coordinate the selection of two high-impact faculty appointed to assist the component
  • Provide workshops, training, and one-on-one assistance to faculty and student support offices
  • Advise students
  • Assist in the school-specific retention initiative