Teams/Authors

The President of Florida Atlantic University, the SACS Accreditation Liaison, and the SACS Reaffirmation of Accreditation staff wish to acknowledge and thank the many units and individuals who have contributed their time, energies, and talents toward the completion of this Compliance Certification Report.

Florida Atlantic University Senior Staff

  • Mary Jane Saunders, President
  • Charles Brown, Senior Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Brenda Claiborne, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer
  • Patrick Chun, Athletics Director
  • Dennis Crudele, Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration
  • Tom Donaudy, Vice President for Facilities and University Architect
  • Gitanjali Kaul, Vice President for Strategic Planning and Office of Information Technology
  • David Kian, General Counsel
  • Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Vice President for Community Engagement
  • Barry Rosson, Vice President for Research and Dean, Graduate College

SACS Leadership Team

  • Mary Jane Saunders, President
  • Gitanjali Kaul, Vice President for Strategic Planning and Information Technology and SACS Accreditation Liaison
  • Charles Brown, Senior Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Jeffrey Buller, Dean of Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College and Co-chair QEP
  • Brenda Claiborne, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer
  • Dennis Crudele, Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration
  • William McDaniel, President, University Faculty Senate and Member, FAU Board of Trustees
  • Edward Pratt, Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Co-chair QEP
  • Eliah Watlington, Associate Provost, Northern Campuses

Compliance Audit Team
This team of individuals performed an initial review to identify and evaluate supporting documentation to establish compliance.

  • Phyllis Bebko, Associate Vice President of Broward Campuses
  • Azita Dashtaki Dotiwala, Associate Vice President for Facilities
  • Sandra Jakubow, Director, Career Development Center
  • Norman Kaufman, Associate Provost for Budget and Planning
  • Maria Mascaro, Associate Director, Human Resources
  • Sandra Norman, Associate Professor, College of Arts and Letters
  • Darlene Parrish, University Librarian
  • Sharron Ronco, Associate Vice President, Director, Institutional Effectiveness and Analysis
  • Elizabeth Rubin, Associate General Counsel
  • Eliah Watlington, Associate Provost, Northern Campuses
  • Gail Wisan, University Assessment Director

Compliance Certification Report Lead Writers
This group of writers assembled the supporting documentation, prepared the narratives, and/or coordinated the completion of FAU's Compliance Certification for their respective division or area.

  • Diane Alperin, Associate Provost for Academic Personnel and Programs
  • Camille Coley, Assistant Vice President for Research
  • Janet Cramer, Associate Provost for Assessment and Instruction
  • Azita Dashtaki Dotiwala, Associate Vice President for Facilities
  • Melissa Dawson, Interim Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Jennifer Dubuque, Assistant Vice President, Community Engagement
  • Patricia Heydet-Kirsch, Director of Assessment and Program Evaluation, Assistant Professor, College of Education
  • Sandra Jakubow, Director of Career Services, Career Development Center
  • Norman Kaufman, Associate Provost for Budget and Planning
  • Edward Pratt, Dean of Undergraduate Studies
  • Elizabeth Rubin, Associate General Counsel
  • Dorothy Russell, Associate Vice President and Budget Director

Compliance Certification Report Supporting Writers
Supporting the Lead Writers was a team of dedicated writers that contributed to the completion of this report.

  • Jim Acton, Director, Human Resources
  • Jason Ball, Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer
  • Jennifer Bebergal, Director, Student Retention
  • Tracy Boulukos, Director, Student Financial Aid
  • Sharon Brown, Director of Finance, Community Engagement
  • James Capp, Communications and Events Coordinator
  • Artyce-Joy Chase, Associate Dean, Student Affairs (Jupiter)
  • James Cooley, Director, Communication Infrastructure and Information Security Officer
  • Susan Fulks, Assistant Dean, Graduate College
  • Lawrence Glick, Sr. Associate General Council
  • Roger Howell, Budget Analyst, Budget Office
  • Maria Jennings, Assistant University Registrar
  • Catherine S. Meschievitz, Director, International Programs
  • Mihaela Metianu, Director, International Students
  • Anthony Montero, Associate Director, Purchasing
  • Monica Orozco, Assistant Provost and Director, e-Learning
  • Darlene Parrish, University Librarian, Libraries Assessment Coordinator
  • Jennifer Peluso, Instructor and Director for Program Assessment, College of Science
  • Barbara Pletcher, Director, Office of Admissions
  • Ed Schiff, Director, Purchasing
  • Stacey Semmel, Assistant Vice President for Finance, University Controller
  • Risa Shiman, Coordinator, Office of the University Registrar
  • Jie Shi, Associate Budget Director, Budget Office
  • Eliah Watlington, Associate Provost for Northern Campuses

Compliance Certification Support Staff
These individuals coordinated the SACS Reaffirmation of Accreditation process, assisted with the formatting and proofing of the document, and submission of the final report.

  • Mary Mertz, SACS CCR Coordinator
  • Nancy H. Margolis, Editor and Consultant
  • Andrew LaPlant, Coordinator, Board of Trustees Operations
  • Lauri Rebar, Assistant Librarian, Wimberly Library
  • Gregg Sekscienski, Marketing and Creative Services
  • Chantal Sinady, Coordinator, Strategic Planning and Information Technology

Credentialing Task Force
The task force, comprised of faculty and staff, was assembled by the University Provost to validate documentation of faculty credentials and verify data entry.

  • Janet Cramer, Chair and Associate Provost for Assessment and Instruction
  • Kathleen Wright, Coordinator, Academic Personnel
  • Mari Youngman, Assistant to the Associate Provost for Assessment and Instruction
  • Lynn Appleton, Professor and Chair, Sociology, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
  • Nurgun Erdol, Professor, College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Amy McLaughlin, Assistant Professor, Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
  • Mahesh Neelakanta, Director, Computer Applications, College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Charles Roberts, Professor, Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
  • Yusra Visser, Instructor, Teaching and Learning, College of Education
  • Mary Walsh, Instructor, College of Business

Institutional Data
Members of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Analysis responded to numerous requests for data from the writing teams and requests for updates to the reporting databases.

  • Richard Lee, Interim Director, Institutional Effectiveness and Analysis
  • John Cahill, Senior Research Analyst
  • Cynthia Condore, Coordinator, Statistical Research
  • Norma Hay, Data Coordinator
  • Geoffrey Johnson, Coordinator, Information Analysis
  • Carol Sashi, Associate Director, University Computer Systems

Technical Support
The Information Technology staff provided constant technical support, website design assistance, data import, and served as an interface for working in the Xitracs© application.

  • Jason Ball, Associate Vice President, Strategic Planning and Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
  • David Correa, Assistant Director Administrative Systems
  • Barbara Kenney, Associate Director Administrative Systems
  • Brandon Land, Specialist, Middleware and Application Development
  • Lien Pham, Specialist, Computer Applications, Enterprise Systems
  • Rhian Resnick, Assistant Director, Office of Information Technology, Middleware and Application Development
  • Sean Sordo, Specialist, Computer Applications, Enterprise Systems
  • Wendy Wong, Associate Director, Enterprise Systems

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