Tri-C Department of Academic Affairs Announces New Hires
January 22, 2014
Tri-C Academic Affairs on Jan. 21 issued the following notice about new hires.
The Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs is pleased to announce the following hires:
Andrew J. Pegman has accepted the position of District Director, Teaching, Learning & Professional Academic Development. Andrew received his Bachelor of Arts in English from John Carroll University, his Master of Arts in English from Cleveland State University, and a Certificate in College Teaching from Kent State University. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Community College Leadership through National American University. Andrew began his career at Cuyahoga Community College in 2003 and has served in a variety of roles and capacities since that time. He is an Assistant Professor of English and has held the positions of Faculty Development Coordinator, Writing Center Coordinator, and Speech Coordinator. He has served on the AAUP Executive Committee, as Co-Chair of the Distance Learning Committee, and as a participant in the Mandel Leadership program. In 2013, Andrew received the Excellence in Teaching Award in Honor of Ralph M. Besse, recognition in Ohio Magazine’s Excellence in Education feature and the John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award. Andrew’s broad and varied experiences are a good fit for this position.
Mr. Pegman assumed his role at the College on Monday, January 6, 2014, and is located on the Eastern Campus, room ESS 2331, extension 2360.
Karen Monath has agreed to serve as Interim Associate Dean, Hospitality Management until the arrival of Dr. Klaus Tenbergen, whose start date has been adjusted to June 2, 2014. As a member of the Hospitality faculty, Karen has taught a variety of courses in Hospitality Management and has participated in curriculum and recruiting activities. We are fortunate to have her serve in the interim role.
Ms. Monath is located in the HMC building, room 119F, extension 4085.
Muriel Robinson has agreed to serve as Interim Director, Curriculum Development and Learning Outcomes Assessment. Muriel has held numerous positions in higher education for 27 years. She has been with the college for seven years and has worked closely with the Curriculum Office in her role as Degree Audit Coordinator. She has previously worked at Cleveland State University in the Registrar Office; serving in the capacity of supervisor of records, systems coordinator, served as liaison with the technology department on updates and new modules, and provided training for both faculty and staff. She is currently a member of the TRI-C cohort for the doctorate program at National American University. We are fortunate to have Muriel serve in this area, as she brings valuable experience working with students, faculty, staff and administration.
Ms. Robinson will assume the interim role on Monday, January 20, 2014 and will be located on the Metropolitan Campus, room MBA 212A , extension 4797.
Jill Maggs has accepted the position of Executive Director, Success and Completion. Previously, Dr. Maggs was the Executive Director of First Year Experience at the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College. She brings a wealth of experience in developing, implementing, and managing early alert systems and persistence strategies necessary to help students meet progress and keep on track for graduation.
Dr. Maggs will come on board on February 17, 2014; she will be located at the District Office, room 228, extension 4519.
While we look forward to Dr. Maggs’ arrival, Herb Mausser will act as Interim Executive Director until February 16, 2014. Mr. Mausser has served in numerous interim roles over the years and we are grateful for his willingness to serve in this interim capacity. He will also continue performing the duties of his permanent role as Assistant Dean for Honors and Experiential Learning Programs during this time. Herb is located at the District Office, room 227, extension 4660.