Accreditation Site Visit
of the Site Visit
the site visit, external evaluators selected by the Higher Learning
Commission from other accredited colleges and universities gather
information to supplement evidence provided in UAMS' self-study,
to determine if UAMS meets its criteria for accredited status. Team
members examine an extensive collection of documents and evidence
and carry out a series of meetings with faculty, staff and administrators.
team also conducts two forums, a student-only forum and a faculty-only
forum (no administrators, please). On Wednesday morning, April 4,
the team will conduct an exit conference and give a verbal report
of their preliminary findings. A written report will follow, which
will contain a recommendation to the Commission on whether to accredit
UAMS for another 10 year period.
You can view
the team's UAMS
Site Visit Itinerary here.
and Faculty Forums
- 3:00 p.m.
- 5:00 p.m.
th Floor Auditorium)
th Floor Auditorium)
will be served at both forums. Also, two $50 gift certificates to
Best Buy will be given away at the Student Forum (must be present
Visit Team for UAMS
O. Agho, Ph.D.
School of Health Professions & Studies
Augustine O. Agho joined the University of Michigan-Flint in July
2001 as Dean of the School of Health Professions and Studies. Dr.
Agho obtained his doctoral degree in Hospital and Health Administration
from the College of Medicine at the University of Iowa, a masters
of Health Administration degree from Governors State University,
and Bachelor of Arts in Management Science from Alaska Pacific University
in Anchorage, Alaska.
to assuming his current position, Dr. Agho served as Professor and
Director of the Division of Health Care Management, School of Allied
Health Sciences at Florida A&M University (FAMU). During his
tenure at FAMU he created a minor in Rehabilitation Services Administration,
obtained approval from the State Board of Nursing Home Administrators
for the long-term care administration track, secured scholarship
funds for disadvantaged students, increased student enrollment and
graduation rates, increased diversity of faculty, secured and maintained
the program's full membership in the Association of University Programs
in Health Administration (AUPHA), and established the master of
science in Health Care Administration program.
Agho has published many papers in refereed journals and has presented
at numerous regional and national conferences. His research interests
are in the areas of minority health, cultural diversity, and health
literacy. He has received research grants from several government
agencies and foundations, including the U.S. Department of Education,
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Life Care
Foundations of America. Recently, Dr. Agho was selected to serve
as a Consultant-Evaluator by the Commission on Institutions of Higher
Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
and by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.
He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Health Administration
Education and on the board of the Greater Flint Health Coalition
and the Arthur L. Tuuri Health Advisory Committee. Some of his notable
awards include: Teacher of the Year Award, Advanced Teacher of the
Year Award, and the Distinguished Researcher Award.
HLC SITE VISITS
of Finlay / February 2004
of Wisconsin – Milwaukee / April 25, 2005
Susanne M. Darcy, M.A.
Director for Operations
for Distance & Independent Study
of Missouri - Columbia
Darcy earned a B. A. in English from St. Louis University in 1963
and an M.A. in English at Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
in 1971. She is a member of the University Continuing Education
Association, the Missouri Distance Learning Association and has
served on the Professional Development Committee of American Association
for Collegiate Independent Study.
Darcy is also a Peer Reviewer and member of the Accreditation Review
Council (ARC) for the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central
Association. The ARC includes at least sixty individuals who have
been selected by the Board of Trustees to participate in the Commission's
HLC SITE VISITS
of Nebraska - Lincoln / November, 2006
State University / February 2006
of Kansas / February 2005
Kunes-Connell, Ph.D., R.N.
Dean of Academic and Clinical Affairs
Kunes-Connell oversees student academic performance, and is responsible
for the development, evaluation and improvement of undergraduate
and graduate curricula.
Kunes-Connell is the Vice Chair of the IRB at Creighton University.
She also served as an ex-officio member of the Creighton HLC/NCA
Self-Study Steering Committee (March
Saucier, Ph.D., R.N.
College of Nursing
Bonnie Saucier graduated from St. John's Hospital School of Nursing,
Springfield, Ill. in 1966, obtained a B.A. in Education from Stephens
College, Columbia Missouri in 1973, an M.Ed. from the University
of Missouri in 1973, an M.S.N. in Nursing of Children from University
of Missouri-Kansas City in 1983, and a Ph.D. in Nursing Theory and
Research from Texas Woman's University in 1986.
Saucier served as Dean of the College of Nursing at ISU 1998-2005
and was Associate Dean of Undergraduate Nursing Programs at University
of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio,Texas from 1994-1998.
Prior to that, she held numerous administrative positions in Texas,
California and Missouri.
Saucier's funded research, publications and presentations relate
to critical thinking and student retention. She is a consultant
for several international and national organizations. She serves
as an evaluator for The Higher Learning Commission and American
Council on Education (ACE).
Saucier currently teaches graduate nursing courses and is a participant
in the development of nursing programs for Asian nurses.
also serves as an evaluator for The Higher Learning Commission and
American Council on Education (ACE).
HLC SITE VISITS
State University / November 2005
of Central Oklahoma / November 2002
Dakota State University / February 2006
Gerard Stockhausen, S.J., Ph.D.
of Detroit Mercy
Gerard L. Stockhausen, S.J., Ph.D., was appointed President of the
University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) July 1, 2004. A doctoral graduate
in economics from the University of Michigan, President Stockhausen's
academic expertise is in the area of international economics, including
trade theory and policy, political economics and social ethics.
During the 1991-92 school year, he was a visiting Associate Professor
of Economics at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda.
addition to his doctorate in economics, President Stockhausen holds
a Master's degree in Social Ethics, a Master of Divinity degree
from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkley, California and a
Master's Degree in Mathematics from St. Louis University. Prior
to his appointment as President, he served as UDM's Vice President
for Academic Affairs and Provost.
Stockhausen currently serves on the boards of Detroit Downtown,
Detroit Economic Club, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, New
Detroit and on the executive committee of the Board of Advisors
for University Commons community organization.
professional affiliations include serving as director of the Association
of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and as a member of the Council
of Presidents, Conference for Mercy Higher Education.
is a board director for Wheeling Jesuit University and Creighton
University as well as a trustee of Loyola Jesuit High School, Detroit.
In addition, Fr. Stockhausen serves as Director for both the Ignatian
Lay Volunteer Corps and the Horizon League Athletic Conference.
of Detroit Site Visit January 2007
F. "Skip" Williams, Jr., M.D., Ed.D.
and Vice President for Health Affairs
George Washington University Medical Center
F. Williams, Jr., M.D., Ed.D. is Provost of George Washington University,
Vice President for Health Affairs at the GW Medical Center, and
Professor of anesthesiology and of health services management and
Dr. Williams served as Dean of the School of Medicine and Health
Sciences from August 1999 to July 2003. From 1996-97, he served
as Medical Director of George Washington University Hospital and
from 1993-97, as Associate Vice President for Graduate Medical Education
at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Williams also
has served as Associate Dean for Admissions and Assistant Dean for
Admissions at the medical school.
May of 2002, the Republic of Panama bestowed the Order of Vasco
Nunez de Balboa on Dr. Williams for his efforts to create the International
Center for Tropical Diseases and Genomic Studies, a joint project
between the GW Medical Center and Panama. Also in 2002, Dr. Williams
received a commendation from The United States Public Health Service
Commissioned Officers Foundation for Lifelong Commitment to
Health in the United States.The
students of George Washington University bestowed their commendation
on him for Continued Dedication to the Students of The George
Washington University in 2001-2002. He received a medal in
1999 acknowledging his Contributions to the Health of the People
of China from the Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine,
Beijing China. In 1998, he received the Flag of the United States
of America from Congressman Edward J. Markey for Outstanding
Contributions to the Improvement of Health of the Nation. Dr.
Williams was named to the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International
Scholars in 1996. He is also a member of Alpha Omega Alpha National
Honor Medical Society. He received the Distinguished Alumni Award
for Outstanding Contributions to Community and Profession from Boston
University in 1990 and the People's Medal from the People' s Republic
of China for Medical Contributions to the People of China.
In 1988, Dr. Williams was named the Outstanding Clinical Teacher
of the Year by the American Medical Student Association.
Dr. Williams earned a Bachelor of Arts in education at Boston University
in 1970 and a Master of Science at The London School of Economics
and Political Science in 1973. He received a Master's of Public
Health from Yale University in 1975 and Doctorates of Medicine (1979)
and Education (1996) from George Washington University.
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