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NMC Hires New Institutional Effectiveness Director (October 22, 2012)

The Northern Marianas College today announced the appointment of Jacqueline “Jackie” P. Che as its new Director of the NMC’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Jackie to the NMC family,” said NMC President Dr. Sharon Hart. “Her educational background and professional experience in data assessment are vital to the effective implementation of the College’s program review processes.”

In her new role, Che will be leading the college's comprehensive strategic assessment plan and working with College leadership and other employees to assess and monitor NMC's effectiveness in achieving its mission and purpose. The Office of Institutional Effectiveness at NMC provides leadership and support in developing and overseeing a comprehensive and sustainable program of evaluation and feedback to enhance the effectiveness of NMC's programs and services, with special emphasis on learning outcomes.

Prior to joining the Northern Marianas College, Che worked as the Administrator of the CNMI Scholarship Office, where she managed the day-to-day operations of the scholarship program which provided college financial assistance to on- and off-island CNMI students. Che also worked in the Student Affairs Department at the University of San Diego, where she developed graduate assistant training, assessed proposed learning outcomes, and organized and co-directed the annual program review report for Graduate Student Life.

At the University of San Diego, she also assisted in establishing an assessment model for the Student Affairs Graduate Division; Che also worked with the institutional research, enrollment services, and other departments within the Student Affairs Division to develop and implement assessment processes in response to the University’s need for data and analysis to support accreditation requirements.

After graduating from Mt. Carmel High School on Saipan, Che earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of San Diego in 2009. She later graduated with her master’s degree in higher educational leadership, from the University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences, where she also received the “Woman of Impact Award” and the “Excellence in Service and Leadership Award.”

“I look forward to working with a dynamic team at NMC to facilitate program review, assessment, and data collection and to enhance the College’s institutional research and strategic planning operations,” Che said.

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