HLC Peer Review Team and Site Visit Itinerary

Meet the HLC Peer Review Team

A team of representatives from the Higher Learning Commission will visit Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College on March 2-3, 2020.  While on our campuses, the peer review team will hold meetings with students, faculty, staff, and community leaders as they determine whether the College is meeting its mission through the curricular and co-curricular offerings as published in public documents and observed through practices and policies.  Please click here to view the Peer Review Team Comprehensive Visit Itinerary.



Dr. Jeanne K. Swarthout 

Dr. Jeanne K. Swarthout, Team Chair
Former President
Northland Pioneer College

  • Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy, Arizona State University
  • M.A. Anthropology, Florida State University
  • B.A. Anthropology, Arizona State University

Dr. Jeanne Swarthout retired in June 2018 as the President of Northland Pioneer College after serving as the college’s seventh and first female President since May 2007.  She had served as the college’s Dean of Liberal Arts and Vice President of Instruction/Learning since 2001.  She has also held academic and leadership roles at New Mexico State University, Northern Arizona University, University of Phoenix, and Arizona State University.   Dr. Swarthout is currently chair of the Arizona Community College Coordinating Council (AC4); chair of the Friends of Petrified Forest board; is an ex officio member of the Arizona Commerce Authority; serves on the executive board for Arizona Women in Higher Education; and the leadership team for the Northeastern Arizona Chapter of United Way of Northern Arizona.

Beth Adams

Ms. Beth Adams
Dean of Students
Central Lakes College

  • M.A. Educational Pschology, Universtiy of Minnesota-Duluth
  • B.A. Psychology, College of Saint Scholastica

Ms. Beth Adams has served as the Dean of Students at Central Lakes College in Brainerd, Minnesota since 2011. She previously served as Vice President of Student Services at Lake Superior College, Dean of Students at Laurentian Community and Technical College, Director of Student Services and Academic Affairs at Mesabi Range Community and Technical College, and Director of Student Support Services at Mesabi Community College in Virginia.  Ms. Adams has 19 years of experience as chief student services officer on four different campuses in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.

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Ms. Jane Marie Harper
Executive Director of Finance and Administration
Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

  • M.S. Management, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • B.S. Financial Planning, Perdue University

Ms. Jane Harper has served as Executive Director of Finance and Administration at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana in Lafayette, Indiana since 2003.  Ms. Harper previously served as Senior Business Manager and Grants Administrator at Perdue University from 1998 to 2003, and as Financial Aid Administrator at Indiana Vocational Technical College-Lafayette from 1992-1996.

Bill Lamb

Dr. Bill Lamb
Vice President of Academic Affairs
Kirkwood Community College

  • Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, Kansas State University
  • M.A. English, Pittsburg State University
  • M.A. English, University of Kansas

Dr. Bill Lamb has been the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa since 2007.  He came to Kirkwood Community College after 19 years at Johnson County Community College in Kansas City, where he served as Dean of Science and Mathematics.  Prior to that position, Dr. Lamb served as a department chair at Coffeyville Community College.  He has been involved in education in Kansas community colleges since 1977.