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About Professional Development


The Office of Professional Development enhances the teaching and learning environment of the college by coordinating and promoting internal and external opportunities/resources that support the college’s mission. The Office aids the professional development and growth of the individual and the institution as measured by:

  • communicating opportunities for professional development and collaboration
  • providing opportunities for all employees to learn to be change agents and leaders within their area of expertise
  • providing opportunities for skills development at all levels of the institution

Steering Committee

A college-wide steering committee has been established to plan, prioritize, and make funding recommendations for professional development. The committee provides guidance and support for the LEAD Academy, Fall and Spring planning activities, the Academic Excellence Symposium, and other professional development activities and programs. The current members of the 2023-24 Professional Development Steering Committee are:

Professional Development Steering Committee



Rachael Dougherty

Director of Professional Development (Co-Chair)

Dr. Andrea Gibson

AVP of Institutional Development (Co-Chair)

Christine Burnette

Financial Aid

Sarah Desormeaux

Faculty Senate representative

Rileigh Gherlone

Institutional Effectiveness & Compliance 

Dr. Margie Hensler

School of Education

Bill Harrison

Instructional Resources

Tracy Martin

Career Employee Representative

Dr. Cheryl Kohen

Online Studies 

 Shana Deyo-White

School of Business Administration (BAS/BS)