National Council of Instructional Administrators is AACC Affiliate Council for Academic Administrators

PHOTO: Erika HackmanMIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – Erika Hackman, vice president of academic affairs at SUNY Orange, will begin a two-year term as president of the National Council of Instructional Administrators, the American Association of Community Colleges’ official affiliate council for academic administrators, effective at the organization’s June 2018 retreat.

Presently the NCIA Board’s vice president, Hackman will be leading an organization that supports the principles, goals, and objectives of the AACC and is committed to leadership, innovation, advocacy, and development for the improvement of teaching and learning. For the past 40 years, the NCIA has served academic administrators and the AACC by selecting programs for national conventions, advising the parent organization on national issues, testifying before congressional and other national and regional organizations, and generally serving as a voice for the instructional movement in two-year colleges.

Nearing the conclusion of her second year as vice president for academic affairs at SUNY Orange, Hackman manages an academic division that offers 39 degree and certificate programs to a student body of more than 5,000 full- and part-time students. She also oversee the College’s libraries, academic support services, student learning and success, and continuing education. SUNY Orange employs nearly 150 full-time faculty and more than 300 adjunct (part-time) instructors.

During her time at SUNY Orange, Hackman has coordinated the College’s recent entrance into the State University of New York’s Guided Pathways Institute, and has overseen the implementation of a $1.5 million Liberty Partnership Program grant from the New York State Education Department, in collaboration with the Newburgh Enlarged City School District and the Newburgh Boys & Girls Club. The College also adopted the use of Open Educational Resources (OERs)--free online textbooks and academic materials--in selected courses thanks to a $20,000 SUNY grant. The availability of OERs has saved SUNY Orange students nearly $50,000 in textbook costs this past Spring.

The Academic Affairs division is developing two projects made possible by $50,000 in grant funding from SUNY: a Diversity and Inclusion course to be offered as a credit course by the institutions within the Hudson Valley Educational Consortium; and a program designed to help students move more quickly from developmental reading and writing courses into Freshman English.

Prior to joining the administrative team at SUNY Orange, Hackman served for 12 years in ascending leadership roles at Parkland College in Champaign, Ill., concluding her tenure in the role of Parkland’s first-ever dean of learning support.

She completed her doctorate degree in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2017. She earned both her bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and her master of education degree in human resource development from UIUC, as well as an associate’s degree from Southwestern Illinois College (formerly Belleville Area College).

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