New dean position posted

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By Faith Duarte

A job description for a new dean of performance has been approved and will be posted to PeopleLink on the Alamo Colleges website, President Robert Zeigler announced during a College Council meeting Tuesday.

Zeigler said the position will be advertised internally to college employees for about three weeks and will hopefully be filled in a month. No applicants yet.

Zeigler said duties of the dean position include overseeing the reaccreditation process with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, developing student learning outcomes, and monitoring adherence to Foundations of Excellence and the Baldrige model.

The dean would also serve as a member of the college’s executive team while organizing college services including planning, research,

budgeting, resource development and institutional technology.

“I think it’s a key position, and we really need somebody that’s good with people, good with the data, work as a team and can make those kinds of contributions,” Zeigler said after the meeting.

The vice president of academic affairs position, which has been vacant since the June departure of Dr. Jessica Howard, will convert into a dean’s position, he said during the meeting.

The dean will report to David Mrizek, vice president of college services.

“This is a fairly specialized position,” Zeigler said. “Really, this is one of coordination, integration, development helping with strategic planning, all of those things we need to have done.”

“I think this is an important position, and this is just going to be a real help to the institution and to the students, in the long run,” he said.


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