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2017 RBCA Presentations


Do Satellite Campuses Provide an Environment More Conducive to Better Outcomes Due to Higher Levels of Satisfaction? -- Dr. Mary E. Burke, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Quincy College


Governance Strategies: Using Policy Governance© to Make Board Work Meaningful – Dr. Keith Cotroneo, President, Mountwest Community and Technical College


Identification of the Challenges and Opportunities of System-Based Shared Governance Forms Unique to Regional or Branch Campuses – Dr. Jarrod Tudor, Dean & Chief Administrative Officer, Wayne College, The University of Akron


The Integrated Decision Making-Communications Linking Pin Model – Dr. Jeffrey Bauer, Dean, Clermont College, University of Cincinnati


An Approach to Writing Effective Policy and Procedure Manuals - Dr. Jim Smith, Dean, Lancaster Campus, Ohio University


Town-Gown Engagement: Reading, Meeting and Discussing our Way to Strengthening Connections and Building Positive Relationships – Dr. Walter Collins, Dean, Dr. Ron Cox, Associate Dean and Dr. Lisa Hammond, Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Research, University of South Carolina, Lancaster Campus


Western Ohio Educational Foundation Role in Supporting Wright State University Lake Campus – Dr. Jay Albayyari, Dean & Chief Administrative Officer, Lake Campus, Wright State University


Local Government and Community Partners: Collaborating to Enhance Student Success – James Roberson, Chief Campus Officer, Western Wake Campus and Kay Ruth, Associate Professor, Northern Wake Campus, Wake Technical Community College


Dual Enrollment – The Brave New Business Model – Dr. David Devier, President, Glen Oaks Community College


Growth of an Early College Program: The Cascading Effects of Policy Decisions and Making Lemonade Out of Lemons – Dr. Michael E. Sonntag, Campus Dean and Dr. Eric Reisenauer, Executive Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs, University of South Carolina Sumter






Jay Albayyari

Dr. Jay Albayyari, Dean and Chief Administrative Officer and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Wright State University-Lake Campus.


Jeffrey C. Bauer

Dr. Jeffrey C. Bauer was named Dean of University of Cincinnati-Clermont College on May 15, 2015.  Bauer served as Chair of the Business, Law, and Technology Department at UC-Clermont from 2009 – 2015.  He joined the college in 1995 and was named Professor of Management and Marketing in 2004. Bauer earned his bachelor of science in business from Wright State University, an M.B.A. from the University of Dayton, and his doctorate in business administration from the University of Sarasota.


Mary E. Burke

Dr. Mary E. Burke is the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Quincy College. She has been working for the College in several different capacities since January of 2007. During her tenure, she has served as a Biology Faculty, Program Manager, Dean of Plymouth Campus, and Vice President of Academic and Administrative Affairs. Dr. Burke holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, a Master in Public Health from Boston University and a Doctorate in Education from Northeastern University.


Walter Collins

Dr. Walter Collins, Campus Dean, University of South Carolina Lancaster.  Dr. Collins began his career at USC Lancaster in 2002 as an Instructor of French and English. Rising through the ranks to Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Collins became Regional Campus Dean of USCL in April 2013. He earned tenure in 2009 and promotion to Full Professor in 2015. In addition to his duties as Campus Dean, Collins remains active in research and scholarship in the area of African Post-colonial Studies.


Keith Cotroneo

Dr. Keith Cotroneo is the founding President of Mountwest Community and Technical College in Huntington, West Virginia. He has served in that role since 2008. From 2007 to 2008, he served as president of Marshall Community and Technical College, an administratively linked unit of Marshall University. In 2008, Marshall Community and Technical College became an independent public community college and was renamed to Mountwest.


Ron Cox

Dr. Ron Cox is a Professor of History and since 2002 has served as Associate Dean for Academic & Student Affairs at the University of South Carolina Lancaster.  A native South Carolinian, he has worked with the USC regional campuses system for twenty-five years, beginning as an Instructor of History at USC Salkehatchie.  In addition to his administrative duties, Dr. Cox still teaches courses in U.S., Southern, and South Carolina history, and continues to do research in the field of South Carolina Civil Rights history.


David Devier

David H. Devier assumed the position of President of Glen Oaks Community College in Centreville, Michigan on January 20, 2014.  This appointment came after serving thirty-seven years in Ohio at both public and private, two and four year institutions including as Dean/CEO of the University of Cincinnati Clermont College regional campus.  He also was instrumental in developing two significant branch campuses of Clark State Community College between 2007 and 2014.


Lisa Hammond

Dr. Lisa Hammond is Professor of English and Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Research at the University of South Carolina Lancaster. In addition to her administrative responsibilities, she teaches writing and literature courses at Lancaster. She has taken a very active leadership role in faculty governance in the University of South Carolina Palmetto College system. She is a poet and also publishes scholarship about American women’s literature and gender studies..


Eric Reisenauer

Originally from Spokane, Washington, Dr. Eric Reisenauer earned his undergraduate degree in History and Speech Communication from Gonzaga University.  He holds a Master’s degree and Ph.D. in History from Loyola University Chicago.  Eric joined the faculty at University of South Carolina Sumter as Assistant Professor of History in 1997.  In 2005 he became the Williams-Brice-Edwards Professor of Humanities and currently serves as Executive Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs.


James Roberson

Dr. James Roberson serves as Chief Campus Officer of the Western Wake Campus at Wake Technical Community College and Senior Dean of Instructional Support. James also serves as the Mayor of Knightdale, North Carolina, and was elected fall 2015 for a four year term. This position has afforded him the opportunity to serve and collaborate with a number of educational partners, non-profits, members of the faith-based community, and local businesses to develop educational opportunities for members of the Wake county community.


Kay Ruth

Associate Professor Kay Ruth has worked for Wake Technical Community College for seventeen years in the English, Pre-Curriculum, and Learning Center Departments. Since 2001, Kay has served on the Faculty Professional Development Committee, becoming co-chair in 2011. She also works with Chief Campus Officer James Roberson’s Community Partners in support of faculty professional development. Kay has presented at several conferences, including NADE, NCADE, Wake Technical Community College Faculty Professional Development, and the North Carolina Community College System.


James Smith

Dr. James M. Smith is the dean of Ohio University Lancaster.  As chief administrative and academic officer of the campus, he is responsible for the overall administration of the campus. Smith served from 2007 to 2009 as the interim dean at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) Firelands College. While at BGSU Firelands, he also served as the associate dean for academic programs and services, several years as an associate dean for engagement and outreach and as the applied sciences department chair.  Smith holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Maryland at College Park.


Michael E. Sonntag

Dr. Mike Sonntag is Campus Dean at University of South Carolina Sumter.  He served previously as VP and Provost at University of Maine at Presque Isle, and before that was a professor of psychology at Lander University in Greenwood, South Carolina. Sonntag’s research includes developmental research on children’s life and death concepts, metaphor and irony, and paranormal beliefs.  He also collaborates on Terror Management research.


Jarrod Tudor

Dr. Tudor is the Dean and Chief Administrative Officer at The University of Akron’s Wayne College – a regional campus system with locations in Orrville, Medina, Millersburg, and Lakewood.  He spent 20 years with Kent State University as a member of the faculty, the Stark Campus faculty council, KSU’s faculty senate, KSU’s faculty senate executive committee, Grievance Chair for AAUP, provost fellow, Director of Paralegal Studies, and Dean and Chief Administrative Officer at the Geauga Campus.

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