Meet our Commissioners

Below are the commissioners that currently serve on the Board of Directors. To contact any of the commissioners, e-mail  For more information on the roles and responsibilities of

Mr. Richard Bennett, Chair (Member/Administrative)*
Sr. Vice President of Financial Aid
Southern Technical College
BS Finance, University of Central Florida
Term expires 2020 – AM

Dr. Adriene K. Hobdy, Vice-Chair (Public/Academic)*
Talent Management & Leadership Development
Montgomery County Community College
Ed.D., Higher Education Leadership & Innovation, Wilmington University (DE)
M.S., Business - Human Resources Management, The Lincoln University (PA)
M.S., Budget and Finance, The Lincoln University (PA)
B.A., Political Science, Xavier University of Louisiana
Term expires 2020 – AP  

Dr. Lawrence Leak, Treasurer (Public/Academic)*
Former Title: Interim Provost and Chief Academic Officer (Retired)
Previous Affiliation: University of Maryland University College
Ph.D., Educational Administration and Supervision, University of Maryland
M.Ed., Educational Administration and Supervision, University of Maryland
B.A., Social Science and Education, St. Mary's College of Maryland
Term expires 2019 - AP

Ms. Tibby Loveman, Secretary (Public)*
Nurse Educator and Medical Assistant Instructor (Retired)
B.S.N., University of Alabama School of Nursing
Term expires 2019 - RAM

Ms. Elizabeth M. Guinan (Public)
Former Title: President
Former Affiliation: The Art Institute of Charlotte
B.A., History, Queens College
Term expires 2022 – AP

Dr. Rafael Castilla (Member/Administrative)
Executive Vice President
Eastwick College
M.D., Juan N. Corpas School of Medicine
M.B.A., Rider University
Term expires 2023 – AM

Dr. Fardad Fateri (Member/Administrative)
President & CEO
International Education Corporation
Ph.D., Leadership & Behavior, Alliant International University
Term expires 2020 - EM

Mr. Scott DeBoer (Member/Administrative)
Chief Operations Officer
Santa Barbara Business College
M.A., International Affairs, Florida State University
B.S., Government, Liberty University
Term expires 2023 – AM

Dr. Billy Ferrell (Public)
Assistant Superintendent of Instruction
Cityscape Schools, Inc.
Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Argosy University
M.A., Education, Oral Roberts University
B.A., Spanish, Oral Robert University
Term expires 2023 – AP

Dr. Judee A. Timm (Public/Academic)
Business/International Business Professor
Monterey Peninsula College
Ph.D., Education, Southern Illinois University
Term expires 2022 – AP

Ms. Michelle Edwards*
President & CEO
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
750 First Street, NE, Suite 980
Washington, DC 20002-4241
M.B.A, Saint Leo University
B.A., Business Administration/Management, Saint Leo University
Ex officio




AP Appointed Public Member
AM Appointed ACICS-Accredited Member
EM Elected ACICS-Accredited Member
REM Replaced Elected ACICS - Accredited Member
RAAM Replaced Appointed ACICS-Accredited Member
RAM Replaced Appointed Public Member
* Executive Committee is noted by asterisk