Working Groups


Co-Chairs: Gloria Donnelly and Peter Lelkes

Standard 1: Mission and Goals
The institution's mission clearly defines its purpose within the context of higher education and indicates who the institution serves and what it intends to accomplish. The institution's stated goals, consistent with the aspirations and expectations of higher education, clearly specify how the institution will fulfill its mission. The mission and goals are developed and recognized by the institution with the participation of its members and its governing body and are used to develop and shape its programs and practices and to evaluate its effectiveness.


  • Dennis Gallagher, School of Public Health
  • Margo Orlin, College of Nursing and Health Professions
  • Terry Seligmann, Earle Mack School of Law
  • Kevin Scoles, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Rachel Reynolds, Culture and Communication
  • Prudence Dalrymple, College of Information Science and Technology
  • Julie Mostov, History and Politics
  • Susan Wilmer, Comptroller
  • John Houle, College of Medicine
  • E. June Roberts, Graphic Design
  • Scott Knowles, History and Politics


  • Kenneth Goldman, Associate Vice President, Development Research
  • Larry Keiser, Director of Special Projects, School of Education
  • Barbara Schindler, Vice Dean, Education and Academic Affairs, College of Medicine
  • Kathleen Neary, Associate Director, Global Business, Career Development Center
  • Lenore Hardy, Academic Director, Center City Library
  • Shannon Finning, Associate Dean of Students


  • Raha Dastgheyb, Biomedical Engineering

Additional Membership

  • John M. Fontaine, College of Medicine
  • Patricia Gerrity, Associate Dean, College of Nursing and Health Professions
  • Kevin Oates, Earle Mack School of Law


Co-Chairs: Jim Tucker and Anthony Curatola

Standard 2: Planning, Resource Allocation, and Institutional Renewal
An institution conducts ongoing planning and resource allocation based on its mission and goals, develops objectives to achieve them, and utilizes the results of its assessment activities for institutional renewal. Implementation and subsequent evaluation of the success of the strategic plan and resource allocation support the development and change necessary to improve and to maintain institutional quality.

Standard 3: Institutional Resources
The human, financial, technical, physical facilities, and other resources necessary to achieve an institution's mission and goals are available and accessible. In the context of the institution's mission, the effective and efficient uses of the institution's resources are analyzed as part of ongoing outcomes assessment.

Standard 7: Institutional Assessment
The institution has developed and implemented an assessment process that evaluates its overall effectiveness in achieving its mission and goals and its compliance with accreditation standards.


  • Eva Thury, English and Philosophy
  • Guiseppe Palmese, Chemical Engineering
  • Michelle Marcolongo, Materials Engineering


  • Patricia Mahon, Executive Assistant, Human Resources
  • Stacey Kara, Assistant Vice President, Student Life and Administrative Services
  • Mary Moran, Associate Dean, College of Medicine


  • Akef Ergin, Finance

Subgroup on Standard 2

  • Robert Francis, Vice President, Facilities
  • Adele Varenas, Information Resources and Technology
  • Donna DeCarolis, Associate Dean, Strategic Initiatives (LCOB) and Head, Management
  • Richard Rosen, Associate Professor, History and Politics

Subgroup on Standard 3

  • Fred House, Professor, Physics
  • Melissa Englund, Assistant Vice President, Financial Aid
  • Joseph Salomone, Registrar
  • Cecilie Goodrich, Professor, Biology
  • Anthony Lowman, Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Amy Bosio, Associate Vice President, Financial Planning
  • Kenneth Blackney, Associate Vice President, Information Resources and Technology

Subgroup on Standard 7

  • Joe Campbell, Associate Vice President, University Procurement
  • Anita Reece, Associate Director, Institutional Research
  • Mark Bernstein, Adjunct, Earle Mack School of Law
  • Frank Ferrone, Professor, Physics
  • James Seaman, Vice President, Internal Audit
  • Antoinette Torres, Associate Vice Provost
  • Paul Hirshorn, Professor, Architecture and Interior Design
  • Kris Risi, Director, Office of the Dean of LeBow College of Business


Co-Chairs: Michael Kennedy and Michael Exler

Standard 4: Leadership and Governance
The institution's system of governance clearly defines the roles of institutional constituencies in policy development and decision-making. The governance structure includes an active governing body with sufficient autonomy to assure institutional integrity and to fulfill its responsibilities of policy and resource development, consistent with the mission of the institution.


  • Barry Furrow, Earle Mack School of Law
  • Frank Linnehan, LeBow College of Business
  • Faye Meloy, College of Nursing and Health Professions
  • Joseph Martin, Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
  • Vincent Zarro, College of Medicine


  • Rita O’Donnell, Administrative Coordinator, Health Sciences and Administration
  • Claire Tillman, Chief of Staff, Dean’s Office, College of Medicine


Co-Chairs: Jan Biros and Jacques Catudal

Standard 5: Administration
The institution's administrative structure and services facilitate learning and research/scholarship, foster quality improvement, and support the institution's organization and governance.

Standard 6: Integrity
In the conduct of its programs and activities involving the public and the constituencies it serves, the institution demonstrates adherence to ethical standards and its own stated policies, providing support for academic and intellectual freedom.


  • Ludo Scheffer, Psychology
  • Richard Rest, College of Medicine
  • Susan Smith, College of Nursing and Health Professions


  • Deborah Glenn, Vice President, Human Resources
  • Laure Bachich Ergin, Deputy General Counsel
  • Adele Varenas, Assistant Vice President, Information Resources and Technology
  • Melissa Englund, Assistant Vice President, Financial Aid
  • Joseph Salomone, Registrar
  • Laura White, Associate Director, Athletics
  • Eric Olson, Associate Vice President and Associate Treasurer
  • Stephen Rupprecht, Assistant Dean of Students


Co-Chairs: Joan McDonald and Pat Russell

Standard 8: Student Admissions and Retention
The institution seeks to admit students whose interests, goals, and abilities are congruent with its mission and seeks to retain them through the pursuit of the students' educational goals.

Standard 9: Student Support Services
The institution provides student support services reasonably necessary to enable each student to achieve the institution's goals for students.


  • Flossie Ierardi, College of Nursing and Health Professions
  • Mary Gordon-Gallagher, College of Nursing and Health Professions
  • Nancy Minguh-Purvis, College of Medicine
  • Jonathan Cheng, Associate Professor, Engineering
  • David Goldberg, Associate Professor, Physics


  • Linda Hartman, Online Advisor, College of Arts and Sciences
  • David Ruth, Dean of Students


  • Larry Keiser, Director of Special Projects, School of Education
  • Michele Morales, Academic Director, College of Medicine
  • Kelli Kennedy, Academic Director, Student Admissions
  • Rachael Switalski, Associate Director of Student Services, College of Engineering
  • David Miller, Director of Recruitment, Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design
  • Lynne Hickle, Associate Dean, College of Information Science and Technology
  • Ian Sladen, Associate Dean, Lebow College of Business


Co-Chairs: Barbara Hornum and Bahram Nabet

Standard 10: Faculty
The institution's instructional, research, and service programs are devised, developed, monitored, and supported by qualified professionals.


  • Thomas Hindelang, LeBow College of Business
  • Terry Seligmann, Earle Mack School of Law
  • Frances Cornelius, College of Nursing and Health Professions
  • Fernand Cohen, Electrical and Computer Engineering


  • Janet Fleetwood, Associate Vice Provost
  • Mary Moran, Associate Dean, College of Medicine


Co-Chairs: Donna Murasko and Mary Ellen Glasgow-Smith

Standard 11: Educational Offerings
The institution's educational offerings display academic content, rigor, and coherence appropriate to its higher education mission. The institution identifies student learning goals and objectives, including knowledge and skills, for its educational offerings.

Standard 12: General Education
The institution's curricula are designed so that students acquire and demonstrate college-level proficiency in general education and essential skills, including at least oral and written communication, scientific and quantitative reasoning, critical analysis and reasoning, and technological competency.

Standard 13: Related Educational Activities
The institution's programs or activities that are characterized by particular content, focus, location, mode of delivery, or sponsorship meet appropriate standards.


  • Adam Fontecchio, College of Engineering
  • Donna Russo, College of Medicine
  • Natalie Bartle, School of Public Health
  • Karin Kuenstler, Architecture and Interior Design
  • Brad Jameson, College of Medicine
  • Edward Nelling, LeBow College of Business
  • Kathy Anselmi, College of Nursing and Health Professions
  • Stephen Gambesia, College of Nursing and Health Professions


  • Abioseh Porter, Dean, English and Philosophy


  • Oliva McDonnell, LeBow College of Business


Co-Chairs: Craig Bach and Donald McEachron

Standard 14: Assessment of Student Learning
Assessment of student learning demonstrates that, at graduation, or other appropriate points, the institution's students have knowledge, skills, and competencies consistent with institutional and appropriate higher education goals.


  • Kevin Owens, Chemistry
  • Emily Zimmerman, Earle Mack School of Law
  • Douglas Michele Turco, Goodwin College
  • Leonard Finegold, Physics
  • Ramesh Ragupathi, College of Medicine
  • Burton Landau, College of Medicine
  • Gregory Hislop, College of Information Science and Technology
  • Sheila Vaidya, School of Education


  • Kevin Scoles, Associate Dean, College of Engineering
  • Danuta Nitecki, Dean of Libraries
  • Abieyuwa Aghayere, Associate Dean, Goodwin College


  • Chirag Patel

University Mission

To serve our students and society through comprehensive integrated academic offerings enhanced by technology, cooperative education, and clinical practice in an urban setting, with global outreach embracing research, scholarly activities, and community initiatives.

Message from the Provost

Next Steps

  • Middle States Visit
    March 18 - 21, 2012