The Academic Affairs Council is committed to creating and maintaining
a wholesome and effective learning environment where academic excellence
The major responsibilities of the Academic Affairs Council include academic
planning and accountability, curriculum development and deployment, academic
policies and priorities, articulation agreements, state, national, and
specialized accreditations, long-ranging planning and strategic leadership.
Members of the Academic Affairs Council are the Vice President of Academic
Affairs, academic department chairs, and the registrar.
Cowley College Vice President of Academic Affairs
the Chief Academic Officer of the college since May 2008, Slade Griffiths
is responsible for providing leadership for the academic and instructional
programs at all college locations, online education, library, and the adult
In 1996, Griffiths created a paramedic program for the college and
in 2005 he established the Allied Health Department and Center in Winfield.
As Director of EMS education and department chair of the Allied Health
Department, he was instrumental in growing the Allied Health Center
to one of the most successful departments of the college.
Griffiths has received numerous state and national awards, including Academic
Achievement, N.I.S.O.D. Master Teacher, Who's Who Among America's Teachers,
and Outstanding Instructor/Coordinator. He continues to teach in the
Cowley College Leadership program.
He has a Master’s degree in Education from Southwestern College and
obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Friends University in Human
His office is located in Galle-Johnson Hall, in the Administrative
Offices. Telephone 620.441.6584 and email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Associate Vice President for Mulvane & Online Operations
Johns-Hines has been Associate Dean of Online
and Outreach Education since August of 2012 and has worked for Cowley College
in a part-time instructor since 1995. The quote, “Education is not
the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire.” by W.B. Yeats
is one that she feels reflects her passion and commitment to higher education.
professional background includes more than 12 years in the legal field,
a wide base of experience in online instructional platforms, as well as
textbook review and development. She holds a Master’s degree
in Educational and Instructional Technology from National University in
San Jose, California and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology
from Kansas State University.
Her office is located at the
Mulvane Center at 430 W. Main, Mulvane, KS. Telephone is 316-777-3093 and
email is email@example.com
Department Chair, Health & Human Services
Cannon serves as the Department Chair for Health & Human Services and the
Director of the Allied Health Center.
graduated from Cowley’s first MICT program in
1997 and returned as a full-time MICT instructor in 2005. In 2008 he assumed
responsibilities for Department Chair. With over 13 years of EMS experience,
he brings an intimate understanding of many different EMS systems to the classroom.
Chris is also the Director of Coop Education and Dislocated Workers programs
at the college.
He received the N.I.S.O.D. Master Teacher award in 2007 and the college’s
Young Achiever Award in 2007.
Cannon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Southwestern
College and a Master's degree in leadership from Southwestern College.
His office is located on the upper level of the Allied Health Center,
1406 East 8th Avenue, Winfield, KS 67156. Telephone 620. 229.5985 and email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Department Chair, Humanities
Cervantes has been at the College since 2000 and currently teaches creative
writing, literature and composition classes.
While at Cowley, she has earned
the Endowed Chair for Teaching Excellence and NISOD Master Teacher Award,
as well as the Tiger Booster of the Year 2004. Cervantes was Cowley’s
commencement speaker in 2007.
Prior to coming to Cowley, she taught composition
at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, where she earned
her Master’s degree in English, with an emphasis in contemporary
Native American literature.
Her office is located in the Brown Center, Humanities Office
620.441.5560 and her email is email@example.com.
Department Chair, Career and Technical Education
Clasen was appointed department chair in the summer of 2013.
He has been the Director of Nondestructive Testing at Cowley since
2007. Clasen is recognized
as among the best in his areas of expertise.
Clasen has an AAS from Cowley
College, Bachelor Studies from Pittsburg State University, and Masters
Degree Studies, Southwestern University
His real-world experiences include Wichita Aerospace Spares, Cessna Aircraft
Company, Hawker Beechcraft, Inspection Services, and Mistras Services.
Clasen’s office is located in the Walker Technology Building, Room 113B.
Phone: (620) 441-5579 and
Department Chair, Business, Computer, & Information Technology
Dale was appointed department chair in the summer of 2013. Since 1992
Rae Dale has served as an instructor in the Business, Computers & Information
Technology Department teaching Computer Applications courses.
Her degrees include an Associate of Arts from Cowley College, a Bachelor of Arts
from Southwestern College, and a Master’s of Education from Southwestern
College. She has completed additional coursework through Emporia State University,
Wichita State University, and Kansas State University.
Rae has received the NISOD Master Teacher award and has also been listed in Who’s
Who Among America’s Teachers. Her oOffice is located in Webb Brown
Academic Center 106B.
Phone: 620.441.5327 and
President of Cowley Education Association and Instructor in the Natural Science Department
Scott Layton has been employed with Cowley since 2002 and teaches Principles of Biology, General Biology, Microbiology, and Undergraduate Research. While at Cowley, he has earned the Endowed Chair for Teaching Excellence, NISOD Master Teacher Award, and Stirnaman Award for Teaching Excellence. He currently serves as the Cowley Education Association President and Phi Theta Kappa cosponsor.
Layton is currently ABD in Environmental Science with an emphasis in Ecotoxicology from Oklahoma State University after completing his MS in Curriculum and Instruction and BS in Science Education there as well.
His office is located in the Galle Johnson Room 303. Telephone 620.441.5331 and his email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Department Chair, Social Science
been at Cowley College since 1999 as a macroeconomics, microeconomics, math,
and astronomy Instructor, and became Department Chair in 2002.
Shepherd received the NISOD Master Teacher Award 2002 and the Who's Who Among
America's College Teachers.
He has a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master’s degree in Economics
from the University of Missouri .
Shepherd's office is located in the Brown Center
Office, #103. Telephone
620.441.5310 and email is email@example.com.
Department Chairperson, Natural Science
Schoon has been associated with the college since 1990 and became department
chair in 1997. She continues to be an instructor in biology, anatomy and
Schoon received the Stirnaman Award for Teaching Excellence (2005-2006); Who's
Who's Among American College Instructors(2001,2002,2004,2007); Endowed Chair
for Teaching Excellence (2000-2001); and NISOD master teacher award (1996).
Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology education from Bethany
College and her Master’s degree in curriculum and Instruction from Wichita
Her office is located in Galle-Johnson, #210#4. Telephone 620.441.5204
and email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Academic Enrichment
Janice began her Cowley College career in 1991 as an assistant to the Endowment Association director when the capital campaign was launched to build the Brown Center. She was promoted to Director of Continuing Education and became part of the Academic Affairs department in 1997. She currently serves as the Director of Academic Enrichment and provides support and oversight to academic operations within the college. Concurrent enrollment, scheduling, non-credit enrichment activities, and assisting with hiring and training of instructors are some of her areas of responsibility.
Janice received the Excellence Award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development in May, 2000. During her time at Cowley she has worked on many quality initiative teams and presented at a number of national conferences.
She holds a Masters of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Wichita State University, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University, and an Associate of Arts degree from Colby Community College. Her husband, Tad, is an insurance and real estate agent and partner at Samford-Stover Agency in Arkansas City. They have two adult daughters, Andrea and Stacia.
Her office is located in Galle-Johnson, #206A. Telephone 620. 441.5247 and email is email@example.com
Administrative Assistant for the Instruction Office
Shriver has been with the college since 1990, and has been Administrative
Assistant for the Instruction Office since July 2002. Her
duties include: assisting the Vice
President of Academic Affairs and the Director of Academic Enrichment;
serving as secretary for the Academic Affairs Council; performing receptionist,
correspondence, clerical and filing duties; assisting faculty and students
in routine matters; maintaining records and distributing teaching materials
to part-time instructors; maintaining evaluation, personnel, absence, posted
hours and other required records for all instructional staff; maintain
records as required by the Kansas Board of Regents.
Her office is located in Galle-Johnson Hall, in the Administrative
Offices. Telephone 620.441.5238 and email is firstname.lastname@example.org.