College Committees

Committees are working groups comprised of all CCCC employees to conduct the business of the college thereby carrying out the strategic plan goals and objectives. The committee process assists in keeping everyone informed and engaged. The ultimate goal is student success and fulfillment of the CCCC mission. The committee process provides documentation (evidence) toward the development of the accreditation self study.

The Academic Dean (AD) and Dean of Administration (DA) oversees the work of the committees to assure follow through and accomplishment. Each committee has been named and a purpose described. A leader (chair) is designated for each committee by consensus of the members. Brief meeting notes are recorded and submitted to the President's office via the AD & DA for documentation of the work and as part of the accreditation evidence process. As appropriate, committee notes are shared with all employees and committee leaders/chairs report out at monthly staff meetings.

Management CommitteeIntegrates the work of all committees thereby linking assessment process and program reviews to planning and budgeting; monitors progress of strategic plan priorities via committee structure; plans for resource development; oversees all reporting requirements including accreditation status toward institutional effectiveness; and develops partnership and collaboration networks.  President serves as chair of the Management Committee that includes:

President Cynthia Lindquist
Academic Dean Teresa Harding
Dean of Administration Stuart Young
Executive Assistant to President Bernice Cavanaugh-John
Director of Student Success  
Human Resource Director Vanessa Thomas
Chief Financial Officer Chelly Merkel-Veer

Enrollment Management Committee – Coordinates and develops strategies to increase student enrollment (recruitment) and to improve student outcomes and completion (retention).  Oversees the Enrollment Management Plan with targeted measures that are appropriate for CCCC.  This committee is overseen by the Dean of Administration and includes:

Evie McDonald, Co-Chair Tina Ploium, Co-Chair
Lorraine Greybear Kim Paulson
Melody Volk Heather Marxen
Cheryl Longie CarrieAnn Duafala
DeShawn Lawrence Louis Garcia
Ann Wadsworth Cliff Abrahamson
Galynn Lindemann Marliss Platz
Herb Hofer Lindsey Onebear
Clayton Peltier  
Financial Aid Committee –  
DeShawn Lawrence Tina Ploium
Lindsey Onebear Clayton Peltier
Chris Dahlen Evie McDonald
Galynn Lindemann Brandi Snider

Assessment Committee – Develops and coordinates the assessment process that assures student learning outcomes are met.  Hub for all assessment (gathering of data).  Overseen by the Academic Dean and includes:

Mike Parker, Chair Jackie Lampert
Eric Rogness Kevin Cartwright
Vern Lambert Mike Brown
Steven Smith Brent Voels

Curriculum CommitteeDevelops and coordinates the program review process that includes course reviews.  Overseen by the Academic Dean and includes:

Chris Dahlen, Chair Lacey McKay
Mike Brown DeShawn Lawrence
Lori Gourneau Brent Voels
Herb Hofer  
STEM work group under the Curriculum Committee:
Paul Keating CarrieAnn Duafala
Douglas Cudworth Karl Haefner
Mike Parker  

Student Academic Advisors – Assures students are informed/knowledgeable about their respective academic pathway (program of study) and the various resources available toward successful outcomes.  Overseen by the Academic Dean and includes:

Chris Dahlen - Construction Management
Lori Gourneau - Pre-Nursing/Liberal Arts
Herb Hofer - HPER/Liberal Arts
Karl Haefner - Carpentry/Finished Carpentry/Advanced Manufacturing
Heather Marxen - non-degree seeking
Eric Rogness - Dakota Studies/Social Work
Jackie Lampert - Early Childhood Education
Richard Rasmussen - Professional Driver
Steven Smith - Business
Jenna Gillett - Office Technology
Brent Voels - Pre-Engineering/Science/Natural Resource Management
Melody Volk - Fine Arts/Graphic Arts

Academic Advisory CouncilCurrent academic issues discussed and assures communication processes are open, viable and transmitted to respective faculty, staff, or programs as appropriate.  Overseen by the Academic Dean and includes:

Dean of Administration Stuart Young
Director of Student Success  
Assessment Committee Chair Mike Parker
Curriculum Committee Chair Chris Dahlen
Enrollment Management Committee Co-Chairs Tina Ploium & Evie McDonald
Registrar DeShawn Lawrence
Faculty Senate Chair Melody Volk
Student Support Services Program Director Clayton Peltier

Faculty SenateForum wherein all faculty have opportunity to exchange ideas or discuss issues and to bring forward recommendations to administration.  Melody Volk is Chair and the group convenes monthly.  All faculty report directly to the Academic Dean.