Follow-Up Report Team Visit 2012
Team Visitors for Accreditation Follow-Up Report, Oct. 24-25, 2012
Willard Clark Lewallen, Chair
Willard Clark Lewallen is the superintendent/president of Hartnell College in Salinas. Since 1993, he has also served as an adjunct professor in graduate studies at Chapman University and University of La Verne, where he teaches psychological assessment, statistics and research/evaluation methods.
Lewallen’s career has been characterized by one central theme – “students first.” He firmly believes that the majority of issues, initiatives and developments need to start with the question: “What impact will it have on student development and success?” Questions about resources, personnel, collective bargaining, etc. are important, but only after the “student” question.
Lewallen earned a master's degree in exercise science/human performance at Purdue University. Just before entering a career in teaching and coaching, he served as a counselor/academic adviser in the School of Liberal Arts at Purdue. During that time he developed a deep interest in student learning, student development and higher education. He went on to complete a second master's degree in counseling at Purdue and a Ph.D. in education from UCLA.
Alma Johnson-Hawkins, former vice president of Academic Affairs at Los Angeles Mission College (LAMC) in Sylmar, now serves as vice president of Student Services at Pierce College. She has more than 30 years of administrative and teaching experience, including as associate dean of the CalWORKs program, East Los Angeles College (ELAC); dean of Workforce Education and Economic Development, also at ELAC; and dean of Academic Affairs, LAMC.
Her previous accreditation activities include involvement in the preparation of Self-Study reports at East Los Angeles College and Los Angeles Mission College and participation in several accreditation workshops and seminars. In her current position, she serves as the Accreditation Liaison Officer as LAMC prepares for its comprehensive evaluation visit in the spring of 2013.
Johnson-Hawkins earned a master’s degree in education and administration from Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, a master’s degree in divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a bachelor’s degree in health/PE from California State University, Northridge.
Lisa Putnam is coordinator of Institutional Research at Moorpark College in Moorpark. In this full-time faculty position, she serves as the campus resource for Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment, assists with annual program review and planning, and provides data on institutional effectiveness, student access, success and completion and performs ARCC reporting.
Putnam, who teaches two courses each semester in business communications, is secretary of the Academic Senate. Putnam began her career at Moorpark in 1988, working as a staff member in Student Services and instructional division offices, and later in curriculum.
Putnam served on two previous Evaluation Teams. She holds a master’s degree in business from California Lutheran University.
Reaffirmation of Accreditation Feb. 1, 2012
The accreditation of De Anza College was reaffirmed by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) at it January 2012 meeting. The college, which received six commendations and three recommendations, will provide ACCJC with a Follow-Up Report in October 2012 and host commission representatives on a subsequent visit to the college.
De Anza College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, 415.506.0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.
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Accreditation Liaison Officer: Marisa Spatafore