Area of Expertise: New Student Orientation, Counseling Resources, College Placement, Community Partnerships, College Readiness, Guided Pathways Mentoring for Community Colleges, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
What I love about OCC: Providing “HOPE” for the students and staff who enter our doors to meet their educational goals. My most favorite part of what we do is attending graduation ceremonies. The excitement and accomplishments of those students warm my heart.
Hidden talent: Being the BEST Grandmother ever!! Home and gardening DIY projects; gathering with family and friends.
Area of Expertise: Faculty Academy and Development, Assessment, HLC Argument Writer, Student Success, Broad knowledge of higher education institutions in the Midwest; Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society
What I love about OCC: Working with expert faculty and colleagues who love to teach and mentor students, developing new faculty to stretch themselves, and encouraging students to seek new opportunities for success
Title: Dean of Engineering, Manufacturing, and Industrial Technologies
Programs: Automobile Servicing, CAD, Collision Auto Repair, Construction Management, HVAC/R, Machine Tool Technology, Mechatronics, Robotics, Welding
Area of Expertise: Higher Education Leadership, Human Resource Development
What I love about OCC: We have outstanding faculty who are knowledgeable, talented, and student-centered. It is incredibly rewarding to work with them as they prepare students who will fortify the local workforce with qualified skilled workers.
Hidden talent: Running (One Full Marathon, 15 Half Marathons so far)
Area of Expertise: Medical-Surgical Nursing; Pharmacology; Leadership & Management; Advanced Practice Nursing; End of Life Care.
What I love about OCC: I’ve been involved in higher education for 20 years and I still can’t sleep the night before the first day of classes because I’m so excited – to see students, faculty and staff. My second favorite day of the year is Commencement. As educators, I think it is important to give witness to the accomplishment of graduation, to recognize the challenges students have overcome to cross the stage, and to celebrate in the joy with family and friends.
Hidden talent: Enjoy reading, gardening, hiking, biking and winter sports
Area of Expertise: Mathematics Education, Mathematical Problem Solving, Curriculum and Assessment, Higher Education Leadership
What I love about OCC: I love the diverse backgrounds that students, faculty, and staff bring to OCC, and I enjoy hearing all of their stories. I believe that OCC is a jewel in Oakland County, offering excellent instruction and opportunities for students to begin and pursue any educational path they choose
Hidden talent: I enjoy playing team sports (softball and basketball), reading mysteries and nonfiction, and traveling with my family