(Santa Ana, CA)—Rancho Santiago Community College District has named Aaron J. Voelcker as dean of institutional effectiveness, library and learning support services at Santiago Canyon College. In this role, Voelcker provides leadership for college-wide planning, assessment, accreditation and research activities to positively impact student academic outcomes and overall institutional effectiveness. In addition, he offers administrative coordination, support, and leadership to faculty and staff assigned to the library, tutoring services and the college’s Academic Success Center. He also coordinates strategic planning processes that integrate program review to establish annual and long-range goals.
With over 11 years of experience in higher education, Voelcker has served as the assistant dean of institutional effectiveness and assessment at SCC since 2012. In that leadership position, he oversaw strategic planning processes and timelines and directed institutional research and analysis. Most recently, he provided integral support for the accreditation/self-evaluation process.
Prior to that, he served as a research analyst at Antelope Valley College where he designed and performed extensive technical research of student outcomes and achievement, instructional and non-instructional programs, and institutional effectiveness. His research and evaluation focused on student and program learning outcome attainment, student placement and prerequisite validation, student equity, as well as building predictive models identifying at-risk students. Earlier, he served as a statistical consultation technician at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) Statistical Consulting Center.
Voelcker earned an A.S. in math and science from the College of the Canyons, a B.A. in psychology from UCI, and an M.S. in organizational administration from the California State University, Bakersfield.
About Rancho Santiago Community College District
Santa Ana College and Santiago Canyon College are public community colleges of the Rancho Santiago Community College District, which serves the residents of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Santa Ana, Villa Park, and portions of Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, and Tustin.. Both colleges provide education for academic transfer and careers, courses for personal and professional development, and customized training for business and industry.
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