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Third ACE Class Gears Up For 2006-07

Third ACE Class Gears Up For 2006-07

August 7, 2006 - Collin County Community College District (Collin) delves into its existing employees for its new crop of leaders.

This is the impetus behind the Academy for Collegiate Excellence (ACE), which welcomes its third class this fall.

The nine-month ACE program was established in order to identify and cultivate leaders within Collin. Through the program, the faculty and staff are prepared for future leadership opportunities by learning how to develop performance and strategic goals, understand the aspects of board and president relations, learn multi-tasking, budget and cost center management, legal issues in higher education and much more.

The 2006-07 participants are:

Wayne Jones, Engineering and Emerging Technologies associate dean

Marilyn Rice, Developmental Reading department chair and professor

Angela Putman, Speech professor

Doug Willis, associate dean of students

Christine De La Torre, Management and Marketing professor

Carie Andrews Dippel, Student Success coordinator
Francis Choy, instructional designer
Regina Hughes, Center for Scholarly & Civic Engagement director
Bryan Humphreys, solutions provider
Teri Karlseng, reference librarian
Raja Khoury, Mathematics department chair and professor
Donna White, Biology professor
Debra Wilkison, Financial Aid/Veteran Affairs director
Byrd Williams, Photography Department chair and professor

Jodi Collins, Special Admissions coordinator-advisor

Royse City
Veronica Deaver, Dental Hygiene professor

ACE graduated its second class in May.

ACE participants must have a master's degree, three years working in higher education and be a full-time Collin faculty or staff member.

Collin County Community College District serves more than 40,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. In addition, Collin is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.