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Faculty & Staff

College Cabinet

Charge: The charge of the College Cabinet is twofold. First, to provide the College community the opportunity for their voices to be heard regarding college policies. Second, to oversee the planning and implementation of the College's Strategic Plan.

21/22 Membership

  • Michael Fischer – Chair
  • Barbara Owen
  • Tracey Cornell
  • Jennifer Laney
  • Sam Ellis
  • Cait Grant
  • Mike McNeil
  • Lauren Mayhew (Faculty)
  • Susan Slosky (Adjunct)
  • Michelle Mehler (Admin)
  • Paul Archer (Support/Supervisory)
  • TBA (Student) • TBA (Student)
  • Amber Tatnall, ex officio

Standing Committees

Academic Standards Policy Committee

Charge: Including but not limited to academic regulations and practices, admissions requirements, student preparation, developmental studies, college calendar.

21/22 Membership

  • Tracey Cornell (SLT)
  • Stephen Paulone (Faculty)
  • Patricia Ledoux (Adjunct)
  • Danielle Ebbrecht (Admin)
  • Pat O'Brien (Support/Supervisory)
  • TBA (Student)

 

Committee Documents

Curriculum Policy Committee

Charge: Including but not limited to development, alteration and elimination of academic programs and courses, credit transfer, degree requirements, student appeals on academic issues.

21/22 Membership

  • Tracey Cornell (SLT)
  • Jen Mallet (Faculty)
  • Lauren Mayhew (Faculty)
  • Lisa Murphy (Faculty)
  • Vacant (Adjunct)
  • Jessica Masi (Admin)
  • Pat O'Brien (Support/Supervisory)
  • TBA (Student)

Committee Documents

Student Services Policy Committee

Charge: Including but not limited to enrollment management, retention, discipline policies, housing, athletics, student organizations, student appeals on non-academic issues, student concerns on academic and non-academic issues.

21/22 Membership

  • Jennifer Laney (SLT)
  • Dianne Fallon (Faculty)
  • TBA (Adjunct)
  • Allyson Grochmal (Admin)
  • Maureen Michaud (Support/Supervisory)
  • TBA (Student)

Committee Documents  AY2122

 

Operational Committees

Charge: The charge of the Assessment Committee is to support and participate in a culture of continuous improvement through campus-wide assessment, including but not limited to reviewing and recommending program, divisional, and departmental learning outcomes. Additionally, the Assessment Committee will provide resources for assessment activities, including maintaining an assessment manual and coordinating College-wide professional development opportunities. All recommendations shall be forwarded to the Cabinet for approval.

21/22 Membership

  • Claudette Dupee, Student Success Commons
  • Cathleen Ferrick, Department Chair, Behavioral Health Studies
  • Jennifer Laney, Acting Dean of Students
  • Maria Niswonger, Department Chair, Natural Sciences
  • Amber Tatnall, Associate Dean

Committee Documents

Charge: The YCCC CARE Team provides faculty, staff, and student members of the YCCC community with a way to share a concern about a student's academic progress, wellness, or safety. The program's primary purpose is to intervene early to help and support students experiencing distress. The CARE program utilizes a multi-disciplinary team approach. The Team meets regularly to review CARE Form submissions. The Team examines and responds to matters of concern, coordinates interventions, and makes recommendations for further action. The Team assists students in distress through consultation with concerned faculty, staff, and students and referral to campus and off-campus resources.

21/22 Membership

  • Jennifer Laney (Acting Dean of Students) – Co-Chair
  • Danielle Ebbrecht (Director of Student Success Commons) -– Co-Chair
  • Claudette Dupee (Student Success Commons) • Levi Boudreau (Enrollment)
  • Michelle Mehler (Financial Aid)
  • TBA (Campus Safety)
  • Vacant (Faculty) 

Charge: The charge of the Data Governance Committee is to recommend, develop, and implement practices around data management. The committee's work will include but is not limited to streamlining our practices across departments and creating data dictionaries and "how-to" documents for internal processes.

21/22 Membership

  • Jessica Masi (Registration & Records) – Chair
  • Amber Tatnall - (Associate Dean)
  • Deidre Thompson – (Member of Admissions)
  • Dave Daigle – (Financial Aid)
  • Sam Ellis – (Dean of Finance)
  • Keith Cummings – (Business Office)
  • Sarah Pierce – (IT)
  • Kristen Wiegand – (Workforce)
  • TBA – (Academics)

Charge: The charge of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is to recommend, plan, and implement practices and programs that create and foster a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion at YCCC.

21/22 Membership

  • Barbara Owen – (Human Resources)
  • David Susman (Faculty)
  • Vacant (Adjunct)
  • Bernie Alie (Student Success Commons)
  • Sarah Pierce (IT)
  • TBA – (Student)

Charge: The charge of the Emergency Preparedness Committee is to recommend, plan, and implement practices and programs that enhance the College's ability to deal with various emergencies on-campus. Practices should include but are not limited to "See Something, Say Something," tabletop exercises, and drills.

21/22 Membership

  • Michael Fischer (President) – Co-Chair
  • Mike McNeil (Director of Operations) – Co-Chair
  • Barbara Owen (Chief of Staff/Dean of Administration
  • Tracey Cornell (Acting Dean of Academic Affairs)
  • Jennifer Laney (Acting Dean of Students)
  • Sam Ellis (Dean of Finance)
  • Cait Grant (Director of Economic & Workforce Development)
  • Steve Naimey (Facilities)
  • Bill Fredrick (Sanford)
  • TBA (Campus Safety)
  • Stacy Chilicki (Public Relations)
  • Vacant – (Faculty Member)

Charge: The charge of the Graduation Committee is to recommend, plan, and coordinate all activities related to graduation. Recommendations should accurately capture the level of achievement that our students have achieved. Additionally, the recommendations should be first-class and capture the sense of pride our community has for our students' accomplishments. At a minimum, our commencement should strive to be better than what we did in the past. Ideally, I ask that consideration be given to a senior breakfast or dinner that will allow us to recognize academic achievement. I ask that all recommendations are submitted to the President no later than February 1. The task force will remain active through the date of commencement.

21/22 Membership

  • Barbara Owen (Chief of Staff/Dean of Administration) – Chair
  • Pat O'Brien (Academic Affairs)
  • Jessica Masi (Registration & Records)
  • Mike McNeil (Director of Operations)
  • Stacey Chilicki (Director of Marketing)
  • Danielle Ebbrecht (Director of Student Success Commons)
  • Allyson Grochmal (Director of Admissions - At Large)
  • Deidre Thompson (Enrollment Coordinator - At Large)
  • TBA (At Large)
  • TBA (Student)
  • Vacant (Faculty)

Charge: The charge of the Strategic Enrollment Management Committee is to recommend, plan and implement sustainable practices that emphasize communication, align with current and future employment trends, increases student access, improves student success, creates fiscal stability, and allows the College to anticipate scheduling needs. A comprehensive SEM plan recognizes that enrollment management is not simply an administrative process. Results from the implemented practices should result in increased retention and graduation rates. Additionally, practices should increase the yield of new students.

21/22 Membership

  • Tracey Cornell (Acting Dean of Academic Affairs) – Co-Chair
  • Jennifer Laney (Acting Dean of Students) – Co-Chair
  • Allyson Grochmal (Director of Admissions)
  • Stacy Chilicki (Public Relations & Marketing)
  • Jake Sullivan (Faculty)
  • Charlie Galemmo (Faculty)
  • TBA (Adjunct)
  • Dave Daigle (Admin)
  • Brittany Heaward (Admin)
  • Tracy Slater (Support/Supervisor)
  • Maureen Simmons (Support/Supervisor)
  • TBA (Student)

Taskforces

Charge: This task force is charged with implanting the recommendations made in May 2021. has two charges. President Fischer asks that evidence of the completed assignment be submitted to Barbara Owen no later than October 15, 2021.

Membership

  • Michelle Mehler (Financial Aid) – Chair
  • Sam Ellis (Dean of Finance)
  • Pat O'Brien (Academic Affairs)

Charge: This task force is charged with implementing changes and recommendations made by the Virtual/Portal Taskforce. For this work, the task force will streamline and simplify how students access information. President Fischer asks that evidence of the completed assignment be submitted to Barbara Owen no later than October 15, 2021.

Membership

  • Amber Tatnall (Associate Dean) – Chair
  • Tracy Slater (Business Office)
  • Maureen Simmons (Academic Affairs)
  • Claudette Dupee (Student Success Commons)
  • Brittany Heaward (Registration & Records)

Taskforce Documents

Charge: The charge of the task force is to coordinate the Fall 2021 – NECHE Focus Visit. The task force should work closely with the community to prepare for the visit. The task force will work with other task forces, Department heads, and SLT to gather any information needed for the visit. The task force's work will conclude after the fall focus visit.

Membership

  • Tracey Cornell (Acting Dean of Academic Affairs) – Co-Chair
  • Cathy Ferrick (Faculty) – Co-Chair
  • Barbara Owen (Chief of Staff/Dean of Administration)
  • Keith Cummings (Financial Services)
  • Cait Grant (Director of Economic & Workforce Development)

Charge: The task force's charge is to make recommendations on how the College will move forward with on-campus or location courses during COVID-19. The task force should prioritize the health and wellbeing of the community. The task force recommendations should align with Maine CDC, national CDC, System, and State policies and recommendations. The task force will stay active until the College can open as it did pre-COVID-19. All recommendations will forward to SLT through Barbara Owen.

Membership

  • Barbara Owen (Chief of Staff/Dean of Administration) – Chair
  • Tracey Cornell (Acting Dean of Academic Affairs)
  • Jennifer Laney (Acting Dean of Students)
  • Mike McNeil (Director of Operations)
  • Lauren Mayhew (Faculty)
  • Keith Cummings (Financial Services)
  • Bill Frederick (Sanford)
  • Steve Naimey (Facilities)