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Accreditation, compliance & effectiveness

Mission

The ACE Committee will monitor, develop, coordinate and improve key quality assurance and activities related to accreditation and state, regional and federal regulations.

Purpose

Maintaining accreditation, authorization and positive relationships with external agencies supported by ethics and integrity is vital to the longevity and reputation of Columbia College. The purpose of this Committee is to encourage communication among entities within Columbia College, recommend new or updates to policies, streamline processes and coordinate timely and effective responses to requirements from external agencies. 

Objectives

  • Ensure consistent communication throughout Columbia College related to all accreditation and regulation activities, reaffirmation of accreditation and any data published or otherwise communicated to the public
  • Identify processes and data collection needed in order to meet new or evolving state accreditation and federal requirements
  • Provide and approve guidelines for a consistent and accurate narrative for the institution
  • Share knowledge regarding rules and regulations

ACE committee members

Feel free to call (573) 875-7565 or email questions to institutionalcompliance@ccis.edu or any of the ACE Committee members listed below.

Dr. David Starrett

Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs
Office: St. Clair 119
Phone: (573) 875-7500; toll-free: 800-231-2391, ext. 7500
Address: 1001 Rogers St., Columbia, MO 65216 USA;
Email: dstarrett@ccis.edu

Mr. Mark Falkowski

General Counsel
Office: St. Clair 112
Phone: (573) 875-7722; toll-free: 800-231-2391, ext. 7722
Address: 1001 Rogers St., Columbia, MO 65216 USA;
Email: mrfalkowski@ccis.edu

Dr. Cyndi Louden

Director, Academic Affairs Assessment Office
Office: St. Clair 309
Phone: (573) 875-3173; toll-free: 800-231-2391, ext. 3173
Address: 1001 Rogers St., Columbia, MO 65216 USA;
Email: clouden@ccis.edu

Dr. Nathan Miller

Senior Director of Student Success & Financial Aid, Student Success
Office:Missouri Hall 238
Phone: (573) 875-7860; toll-free: 800-231-2391, ext. 7860
Address: 1001 Rogers St., Columbia, MO 65216 USA;
Email: nbmiller@ccis.edu

Ms. Mara Roberts

Special Assistant to the Provost, Academic Affairs (LEAN Executive Member)
Office: St. Clair 119
Phone: (573) 875-7525; toll-free: 800-231-2391, ext. 7525
Address: 1001 Rogers St., Columbia, MO 65216 USA;
Email: mcroberts@ccis.edu

Ms. Jennifer Thorpe

Registrar, Office of the Registrar
Office: Tenth Street 134
Phone:  (573) 875-7668; toll-free: 800-231-2391, ext. 7668
Address: 1001 Rogers St., Columbia, MO 65216 USA;
Email: jcthorpe1@ccis.edu

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