Assessment & Advising Committee


  1. Develops and makes recommendations regarding college-wide Instructional testing, assessment, advising and placement policies and procedures. Academic policy recommendations will be submitted through the appropriate Council.
  2. Seeks input from all areas of the College regarding effectiveness of assessment, advising and placement procedures.
  3. Provides for the improvement of assessment, advising and placement Affairs on a college-wide basis.
  4. Coordinates assessment, advising and placement functions with task forces and college-wide committees.
  5. Maintains liaison with the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) through the Executive Director of Admissions and Records to ensure compliance with TSI requirements.
  6. Initiates research in cooperation with the Institutional Effectiveness Office and evaluates assessment, advising and placement services on a college-wide basis.
  7. Encourages use of technology in assessment, advising and placement.
  8. Develops policies and procedures for use of Instructional Testing Centers.

Recommendations: Forwarded to Academic and Student Affairs Council.

Meetings FY20: Meetings are held on the 4th Friday (generally). Highland Campus, Room 2216 from 9:00 am–11:00 am (unless indicated otherwise) on the following days: September 27, October 25, November 22, February 28, March 27, (8:30-10:00 a.m.), April 24, June 26, and July 24.

Meeting agendas and minutes (ACC Only)
Other questions about the Assessment and Advising Committee please contact Jocelyne Arizpe.

Chair (appointed by the VP, Student Affairs): Dorado Kinney, Dean of Student Affairs, HLC, 223-7398.

Faculty Co-chair (elected by the Committee members): TBA

Position Name Appointed by Campus Phone Email
Executive Dean of Student Affairs, Central Dorado Kinney Position HLC 3-7398
Executive Dean of Student Affairs, South Robert 'Wade' Bradfute Position HYS 512-262-6547
Executive Director, Admissions & Records Linda Terry Position HBC 3-7503
TSI Coordinator Leilani 'Lani' Salinas Position HBC 3-7770
Director of Career & Academic Advising Kathy James Position HLC 3-7327
Director of Testing Holly Delacroix-DeRouen Position HYS 3-1541
Executive Director of Adult Education Katherine Dowdy Position HBC 3-7044
Representatives of Job Functions or College Offices
(2-year terms)
Assessment Center Coordinator Zuleyka Izquierdo VP, Student Affairs HYS 3-3165
Counselor Howard Sharp VP, Student Affairs NRG 3-4729
Advising Supervisor Olga Eckert VP, Student Affairs RVS 3-6319
Advising Specialist Heather Beels VP, Student Affairs HLC 3-7324
Faculty, English Jeanne Chaltain Dept. Chair
CYP 3-2162
Faculty, Developmental Reading Ursula Parker Dept. Chair
Integrated Reading and Writing
RRC 3-0067
Faculty, Developmental Mathematics John Frederic Dept. Chair
CYP 3-2094
Faculty, English as a Second Language Susan Das ESOL Dept. Chair HLC 3-7452
Representatives of ACC Constituencies
(1-year terms)
Instructional Dean Lorlie Ellis VP, Instruction NRG 3-4114
Representatives of ACC Constituencies
(1-year terms)
Full-time Faculty Senate Association Jackie Burns Association Pres. RRC 3-0445
Full-time Faculty Senate Association Kate Patton Association Pres RRC 3-0262
Adjunct Faculty Association Ping Chu Association Pres. HLC TBA
Adjunct Faculty Association Mollie Nelson Association Pres. TBA TBA
Association of Professional & Technical Employees Kendra Singletary Association Pres. RRC 3-0040
Classified Employees Association Antwan Dawson Association Pres. RRC TBA
Student Government Association Precious Ohemeng Association Pres. HLC TBA