Academic Affairs

James Dire, VCAA
James Dire, VCAA

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs


The primary purpose of Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs is to supervise and coordinate all functions concerned with credit instruction, academic support services, and extramural grants as they relate to the College's credit program. The unit is responsible for ensuring instructional programs are consistent with the Strategic Plan of the College, reviewing new program proposals, evaluating program outcomes, and recommending personnel actions such as hiring, promotion, tenure, etc. The VCAA is the key member of the Chancellor's executive leadership team and is the academic affairs (instruction) area's chief operating officer. He is charged with providing leadership and coordination on behalf of the campus in planning, developing, organizing, directing, and evaluating all instructional programs, policies, procedures, and guidelines.