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.

Leadership 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 enrollment management and accreditation status toward ongoing institutional improvement; and leads internal communications toward faculty/staff cooperation and understanding

Cynthia Lindquist, Chair

Chelly Merkel-Veer

Stuart Young Evie McDonald
Jackie Lampert Heidi Ziegenmeyer
Kim Krebsbach  
Student Academic Advisors – Assures students are informed/knowledgeable about their respective academic pathway (program of study) and the various resources available toward successful outcomes. Advisors serve for the duration of the student's tenure (through graduation). Cooperates and communicates with Student Success staff.
Dr. Herb Hofer - HPER & Liberal Arts
Steven Smith - Administrative Assistant & Business
Heather Marxen - Carpentry, Fine Arts, Pre-Engineering, Natural Resources, Pre-Nursing, & non-degree seeking
Eric Rogness - Liberal Arts
Jackie Lampert - Early Childhood Education, Social Work & CDL
Student Academic Mentors – Guides and directs students in being a responsible college student, knowledgeable of programs of study, and provides referral assistance as needed. Mentors & advisors work closely with Registrar and Financial Aid Director to assure timely processing of student forms and paperwork. Mentors and Advisors have strogn knowledge and use of the EMPOWER system. The co-Academic Deans serve as leaders for the mentors and advisors.
Jackie Lampert - ECE Karen Saari - Liberal Arts
Lori Gourneau - Pre-Nursing Herb Hofer - HPER
Eric Rogness - Liberal Arts Richard Rasmussen - CDL
Steven Smith - Business Heidi Ziegenmeyer - NRM
Kim Paulson - Carpentry Doug Cudworth - NRM
Michael Parker - Pre-Engineering Heather Marxen - Non-degree seeking
Karl Haefner - Pre-Engineering Stuart Reike - Liberal Arts
Brent Voels - Liberal Arts  
Gaylynn Lindemann - Social Work Ken Hill - Indigenous Studies
Carol Greywater - Fine Arts Marva Tollefson - Indigenous Studies
  Tanner Sager - Indigenous Studies

Assessment Committee – Coordinates the assessment process that assures student learning outcomes are met.  Hub for all assessment (gathering of data).

Mike Parker, co-chair Jackie Lampert, co-chair
Eric Rogness Brent Voels
Steven Smith  
Samantha Gourd  

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

Lori Gourneau Brent Voels
Herb Hofer Karen Saari, chair
Danielle Finn Herb Hofer

Recruitment Committee – Developes, coordinates, and implements strategies and activities based on trend data to promote CCCC to increase student enrollment.

Melody Volk, chair Darica Deckert
Lois Leben Ann Wadsworth
Evie McDonald Deborah LaVallie


Retention Committee – Develops, coordinates, and implements strategies and activities based on trend data to improve student retention toward successsful student outcomes (completion). Coordinates work with Student Senate (formerly called Student Government).
Vicki Oehlke, chair Penny Yankton
Eric Rodness Douglas Cudworth
Carol Greywater Nicole Brown

Data Management Committee/ATD (Achieving the Dream)Fosters the development, use, and understanding of institutional data and assures all committees are using data to inform their work.

Karen Saari Tina Ploium
  Vicki Oehlke
Jackie Lampert Stuart Young, chair
Kim Krebsbach Melody Volk
President Lindquist Samantha Gourd
Financial Aid Committee –  assists the Financial Aid Director in disseminating federal financial aid and scholarship information on a timely basis. Promotes and supports students completing applications as appropriate. Determines scholarship and Angel Fund recipients based on policy guidelines and student's application.
Vanessa Thomas , chair
Brandi Snider Galynn Lindemann

Faculty SenateForum wherein all faculty have opportunity to discuss ideas, issues, or improvements toward working together and improving student outcomes.
All CCCC faculty members.