Event date: 9/24/2020 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Export event
Ed Harper
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PathFinder: Creating a Culture of CARE: How to Redesign the Student Experience with Equity in Mind through a Personalized Learning Model

PathFinder Session 11

Session Speaker

Dr. Madeline Pumariega

Dr. Madeline Pumariega

Executive Vice President and Provost Tallahassee Community College pumariem@tcc.fl.edu
Madeline Pumariega was named Executive Vice President and Provost of Tallahassee Community College in May 2019. In this new role of Executive Vice President, she provides leadership and is responsible for aligning and advancing the high-impact practices within the College’s three core divisions of academic affairs, student affairs and workforce development. Madeline’s goal is to ensure that all students have a pathway to complete their degree or professional credential that allows them to finish their academic goals and helps them start a career. 

A nationally recognized thought leader in student success, workforce innovation and higher education policy, Madeline is the former Chancellor of the Florida College System.  Recognized amongst the top in the nation, the Florida College System is comprised of 28 colleges and serves nearly 800,000 students and is committed to maintaining the highest quality programs to meet Florida's growing workforce needs.  

Appointed as the first female and Hispanic Chancellor in August 2015, Madeline has worked to build on successes of the Florida College System. Through her leadership, Florida became the 15th state to host a Student Success Center funded through a grant by the Helios Education Foundation. The Success Center supports Florida’s state and community colleges efforts to develop student-centered pathways and increase student completion rates. With business, higher education and governmental partners, she spearheaded the Higher Education Coordinating Council initiative, Rise to 55 by 2025, an initiative focused on Florida’s talent and ensuring the state has a skilled workforce.  As a product of the college system, Madeline began her academic career at Miami Dade College and returned to the college where she spent 20 years growing her career culminating as President of the Wolfson Campus. While at Miami Dade College, she developed innovative approaches to support academic progress and student success, ensuring that thousands of youth can access and complete college. Pumariega was instrumental in supporting workforce programs by leveraging key partnerships in the community.

Prior to becoming Executive Vice President and Provost, Madeline served as president of Take Stock in Children, a statewide non-profit focused on breaking the cycle of poverty through education. Take Stock in Children has helped more than 25,000 students living in poverty successfully complete high school and move into post-secondary education and careers. Madeline is a member of the Florida Prepaid College Foundation Board, The Center for Postsecondary Success at Florida State University, and Florida College Access Network. She serves on the Jobs for the Future Policy Trust. She was a Kellogg Fellow for the League for Innovation’s Community College Excellence Program and Leadership Florida Class 33.

 

Guest Panelist

Dr. Sheri Rowland

Dr. Sheri Rowland

Vice President, Student Affairs Tallahassee Community College Rowlands@tcc.fl.edu
Dr. Sheri L. Rowland is a seasoned higher education professional in the areas of enrollment and student services with more than 25 years of experience. Her core competencies include student services, research, and project management. Her experience includes over 20 years in the Florida College System in a variety of positions. Accomplishments include 2019-2020 Aspen Presidential Fellow, 2019 Certified Pathways Coach, and previous NISOD Excellence Award recipient for her work in student affairs.
Dr. Rowland served over three years in the University of Georgia system working at an institution in the midst of consolidation and a SACSCOC level change. She served as the vice president for enrollment management and the assistant provost for student success until the spring of 2016.
In 2016, Dr. Rowland returned to Tallahassee Community College in Florida, where she presently serves as the vice president for student affairs, responsible for providing strategic leadership in the areas of admissions and records, career and academic advising, student services, athletics, international students, and enrollment call center. In addition, she serves in leadership roles with the Florida College System Council of Student Affairs, the college liaison for Achieving the Dream, and is a participant in Leadership Tallahassee. Sheri also serves as an on-site reviewer for the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Dr. Rowland earned a doctorate in higher education from Florida State University (2003), a master of arts in psychological counseling from Southeast Missouri State University (1992), and a bachelor of science in psychology from Southeast Missouri State University (1990).

 

 

 

Guest Panelist

Dr. Angela Long

Dr. Angela Long

Director, Strategic Engagement Tallahassee Community College Co-Editor Innovative Ideas for Community Colleges Stylus Publishing longa@tcc.fl.edu
Dr. Angela Long is a nationally recognized speaker, researcher and author. She currently serves as the Director of Strategic Engagement at Tallahassee Community College where she helped lead the faculty and staff through the development of the College’s CARE Model. Formerly, Dr. Long served under the Chancellor of the Florida College System as the Director of Learning, Innovation and Success at the Florida Department of Education. She is co-editor of the "Innovative Ideas for Community Colleges" national book series, published through Stylus Publishing. In 2019, she helped oversee the publishing process for the recently released "Community Colleges as Incubators of Innovation," edited by Dr. Rebecca Corbin and Dr. Ron Thomas. In the fall of 2016, Dr. Long published a first-of-its-kind book entitled, Overcoming Educational Racism in the Community College; involving higher education’s top researchers, practitioners, and community college leaders to address the educational disparities that exist among students of color. Angela is the author of the Six Factors theory for increasing nontraditional student retention and serves as the Innovation Ambassador for the National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE). She has participated in three White House summit meetings on Educational Excellence for Hispanics and has shared her findings across the country. Dr. Long holds a Doctorate of Education degree in Community College Leadership from Oregon State University; a Master of Arts degree in School Counseling and Consultation from Northwest Christian University (NCU) and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from NCU.

 

 

 

 

 

Guest Panelist

Henry Ponciano

Henry Ponciano

Dean for Student Success and Retention Tallahassee Community College poncianh@tcc.fl.edu
Henry Ponciano currently serves as the Dean for Student Success and Retention at Tallahassee Community College. As a passionate leader of student success, Henry is diligent to develop new and innovative models that address the needs of diverse student groups. Prior to this taking on this role, Henry served as the Assistant Dean of Student Services at Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. His career in higher education began in 1987 working as a live-in counselor with the Talent Development program at the University of Rhode Island. The program helps first-generation college students become acclimated to college and provides support throughout their academic life at the institution. Since 1998, he has worked in various academic advising positions at Palm Beach State, Florida International University, Broward College and Nova Southeastern University.  In 2014, he was among only 20 higher education administrators throughout the country selected for that year's Leadership Fellows Program, sponsored by the National Community College Hispanic Council and the University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences.  The program is designed to develop a pool of highly qualified Latinas and Latinos who aspire to move up the ranks in higher education. Dean Ponciano holds both a bachelor's and master's degree from the University of Rhode Island. He is looking forward to helping Tallahassee Community College, in partnership with the Florida Department of Education, address the challenges faced in meeting the needs of all students.

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