Following an internal search and interviews with four finalist candidates for the position of associate vice president (AVP) for institutional effectiveness (IE), Dr. Ashlie Jack has been selected for the position, effective July 26. Jack recently served as the interim associate dean and accreditation officer for the College of Applied Studies. Before this, she served as assistant dean and accreditation officer for the college, beginning in 2015.
During her tenure as assistant dean and accreditation officer, Dr. Jack successfully led the educator preparation programs through the national accreditation process, resulting in full accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Education Providers (CAEP) as well as full state-level accreditation from the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE). In addition to this, she has served as a national reviewer for CAEP.
In her role as accreditation officer, she also supported the specialized professional association accreditation process for the School Psychology, Counseling and Athletic Training programs and led the college-wide assessment and governance efforts.
As Dr. Jack assumes her new role as AVP for IE, her immediate priorities will include providing strategic direction and leadership in the coordinating, planning, development, execution and management of the university-wide regional and specialty assessment and accreditation activities within the division. Dr. Jack will also collaborate with others to align academic assessments with the co-curriculum. This work will include leading the Higher Learning Commission accreditation process and the Kansas Board of Regents program review processes.