Accreditation, Institutional Assessment & Planning
Shawna leads all strategic planning and operational planning, institutional assessment, and accreditation processes at the College. She also serves as the College’s Accreditation Liaison Officer and works collaboratively across the College to ensure compliance and continuous improvement with the Higher Learning Commissions accreditation requirements.
She oversees the College’s development and evaluation of its five-year strategic plan. She also leads the Mission Action Plan (MAP) planning process, which each department, division and program develops and implements three to five strategies each year that help move the College forward on its strategic goals and objectives.
As a first-generation college graduate, Shawna has a deep commitment to the mission of community colleges. She started her career at SCC as an intern in the TRIO/Student Support Services program, then served in a progression of roles for approximately five years before leaving SCC for a faculty position.
During her time away from SCC, Shawna discovered her passion for accreditation, assessment, planning, and other types of initiatives focused on academic excellence and student success. She returned to SCC in 2016 and found a great fulfillment in supporting SCC’s mission of empowering and transforming the diverse learners and communities.
Shawna holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Union College and master’s degree in Social Work (Administration) from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
She and her husband Caleb, dean of Construction/Electronic & Communications/IT Division at SCC, have an Australian shepherd mutt/mix (Lambeau) and a tabby cat (Daphne). They live on an acreage outside of Lincoln.