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Meet the Review Board

The Review Board of Appeals is a separate, independent appeals body established by the Council for the purpose of hearing appeals by institutions for the following actions: denial of initial grant or renewal of accreditation applications, denial of reinstatements of accreditation following changes of ownership; and withdrawals of accreditation by suspension. A Review Board of Appeals panel of three to seven persons is designated by the Council to hear an appeal from an institution. Below are the members of the Review Board of Appeals.

  

Dr. Jane Legacy (Public/Academic) 
Professor
Arizona State University
Ed.D., Leadership, Supervisions, Administration and Educational Technology, University of Houston
M.S., Occupational Technology, University of Houston
B.S., Marketing and Business Education, University of Houston
Term expires December 31, 2017 

Dr. Gary Meers (Public/Academic) 
Professor Emeritus, Department of Special Education
University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Ed.D., Vocational Education, Adult and Higher Education, and Instructional Media, University of Missouri
M.Ed., Vocational Education, Educational Psychology, and Secondary School Administration, University of Missouri
B.S.E., Industrial Arts and General Agriculture, Northwest Missouri State University
Term expires December 31, 2017 

Ms. Patricia Fischer (Member/Administrative) 
President
Dorsey School of Business
B.S., Siena Heights College
CMA, MT (ASCP)
Term expires December 31, 2017 

Mr. Francis Giglio (Member/Administrative) 
Vice President of Compliance and Regulatory Services
Lincoln Educational Services  
M.A., Education, American University
B.A., History, University of Rhode Island
Term expires December 31, 2017 

Dr. Thomas Duff (Public/Academic) 
Professor Emeritus (Retired)
University of Minnesota Duluth
Ph.D., Education/Business and Vocational Education, University of Minnesota
M.A., Curriculum and Instruction in Business Education, University of Minnesota
B.S., Business Education, Winona State College
Term expires December 31, 2017 

Dr. David Hyslop (Public/Academic) 
Professor of Business Education, College of Education and Human Development 
Bowling Green State University
Ph.D., Business Education, Michigan State University
M.B.A., Human Resource Management, Michigan State University
B.A., Business Administration, Michigan State University
Term expires December 31, 2018 

Mr. Matthew Johnston (Member/Administrative) 
President
Santa Barbara Business College  
B.S., Business, California Polytechnic State University
Term expires December 31, 2018 

Mr. Edwin Colon (Public/Administrative)  
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
American Business & Technology University
B.A., Education, Purdue University
Term expires December 31, 2018 

Dr. Dolores Gioffre (Public/Academic) 
Dean of Business, Liberal Arts and Computer Services, and Associate Professor (Retired)
Delaware Valley College
Ed.D., Vocational/Technical Education, Rutgers University
M.A., Business/Distributive Education, Trenton State College
B.S., Business Education, Trenton State College
Term expires December 31, 2018 

Ms. Pam Bennett (Public/Academic) 
Director, Library Services/Campus Compliance (Retired)
Dallas Nursing Institute
M.L.S., Library Science, Texas Woman’s University
M.Ed., Business Education, University of North Texas
B.A., Business Education, Marygrove College
Term expires December 31, 2018 

Dr. Carmen Zoraida Claudio Ramírez (Public/Administrative) 
President
Thomas Alva Edison School
Ed.D., Planning and Evaluation, Interamerican University of Puerto Rico
M.P.H., Biostatistics, Interamerican University of Puerto Rico
B.B. A., Quantitative Methods, University of Puerto Rico
Term expires December 31, 2019 

Dr. David Teneyuca (Public/Academic) 
Lecturer
The University of Texas at San Antonio
D.C.S., Digital Systems Security, Colorado Tech University
Ph.D., Leadership Studies, Our Lady of the Lake University
M.B.A., Management, Our Lady of the Lake University
M.S., Computer Information Systems, St. Mary’s University
B.B.A., Computer Information Systems, Our Lady of the Lake University
Term expires December 31, 2019 

Dr. Fawzi BenMessaoud (Public/Academic) 
Faculty, Informatics & Computing
Indiana University & Purdue University
Ph.D., Information Technology, Capella University
M.B.A., Information Management Systems, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
B.S., Computer Information Technology, Wayland Baptist University
A.S., Electronics Engineering Technology, Wayland Baptist University 
Term expires December 31, 2019 

Dr. Tonja Ringgold (Public/Administrative) 
Vice President for Academic Affairs/ALO
Baltimore City Community College
Ed.D., Urban Educational Leadership, Morgan State University
M.B.A., University of Maryland University College
M.S.M., Management, University of Maryland University College
M.S., Applied Psychology, University of Baltimore
B.S., Psychology, Morgan State University
Term expires December 31, 2019 

Mr. William Winger (Member/Administrative)
Special Assistant to the COO for Accreditation
American International College of Arts and Sciences Antigua
B.A. Business Administration, Parsons College
Term expires December 31, 2019