Strategic Planning

2020-25 Monroe County Community College Strategic Plan

The 2020-25 Monroe County Community College Strategic Plan, framed by the college's Mission, Vision and Values, was built upon input from across every area of campus.

  • Joe Verkennes, Director of Marketing and Communications, Co-Chair
  • Quri Wygonik, Director of Institutional Research, Planning and Accreditation, Co-chair
  • Kim Lindquist, Dean of Health Sciences and Director of Nursing, Vice Chair
  • Kojo Quartey, President, Ex-officio
  • Ann Gerweck, Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Success, Secretary
  • Parnella Baul, Associate Professor of Accounting
  • Scott Behrens, Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Success
  • Parmeshwar Coomar, Dean of the Applied Science and Engineering Technology Division
  • Kevin Cooper, Dean of the Science/Math Division
  • Valerie Culler, Director of Financial Aid
  • Rachel Eagle, Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Nicole Garner, Professor of Nursing
  • Tracy Giacomini, Associate Professor of Nursing
  • Kelly Heinzerling, Director of Purchasing and Auxiliary Services
  • Will Hilliker, Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems
  • Laurel Johnston, Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the Science and Math Division
  • Paul Knollman, Dean of the Business Division
  • Barry Kinsey, Director of Workforce Development
  • Edmund LaClair, Assistant Professor of History
  • Laura Manley, Library Director
  • Steve Mapes, Associate Professor of Counseling
  • Josh Myers, Executive Director of The Foundation at MCCC
  • Jeff Peters, Coordinator of E-Learning and Instructional Support
  • Ryan Rafko, Director of Admissions and Guidance
  • Robin Smith, Adjunct Instructor, Humanities
  • Linda Torbet, Director of Human Resources
  • Tracy Vogt, Registrar
  • Suzanne Wetzel, Vice President of Administration
  • Grace Yackee, Vice President of Instruction 



Quri Wygonik, Strategic Planning Committee Co-Chair and Director of Institutional Research, Planning, and Accreditation
Joe Verkennes, Strategic Planning Committee Co-Chair and Director of Marketing and Communications
Kimberly Lindquist, Strategic Planning Committee Vice-Chair, Dean of Health Sciences, and Director of Nursing
Nicole Garner, Professor of Nursing
Valerie Culler, Director of Financial Aid
Linda Torbet, Director of Human Resources

To date, the Leadership Team has led the Subcommittees' completion of the following 2020-2023 Strategic Planning activities:

  • Writing the tactics to accomplish the Strategic Plan objectives
  • Reviewing and editing the tactics
  • Creation of the work assignment and progress tracking processes
  • Aligning the budget, timeline, and accountable groups for the tactics 
  • Updating the 2020-2023 Strategic Plan document to include the aligned tactics
  • Sharing the updated Strategic Plan document with the campus through the Council Model of Shared Governance

Ongoing work by the Leadership Team in conjunction with the Subcommittees includes:

  • Overseeing the work assignment and progress tracking processes and documentation

If you have specific questions regarding the Strategic Planning process at MCCC, please contact Quri Wygonik at or at (734) 384-4237.


Improve Academic Advising/Academic and Non-academic Support Subcommittee

Co-chair Quri Wygonik , Co-chair Ryan Rafko, Valerie Culler, Kessie Drouillard, Kris Gerlach, Tracy Giacomini, Melissa Grey, Beth Kamprath, Mary Kinsey, Kim Lindquist, Steve Mapes, Barbara Mauter, Lauren Pillarelli, Scott Wang, Daniel Wood, Patrick Wise

Student-driven Scheduling Subcommittee

Co-chair Kevin Cooper, Co-chair Nicole Garner, Tracy Giacomini, Kelly Heinzerling, Will Hilliker, Amy Ockerman, Rachel Lehr, Jeff Peters, Tracy Vogt

Relevant Programming and Experiential Learning Subcommittee

Co-chair Quri Wygonik, Co-chair  Parmeshwar (Peter) Coomar, Troy Elliot, Barry Kinsey, Paul Knollman, Kim Lindquist, Joe Verkennes

Collaboration and Civility Subcommittee

Co-chair Kelly Heinzerling, Co-chair Linda Torbet, Ann Gerweck, Linda Marsh, Josh Myers, Linda Roberts, Linda Torbet, Patrick Wise

Shared Governance Subcommittee

Chair Quri Wygonik, Lori Biggs, Matt Bird-Meyer, Penny Dorcey, Edmund LaClair, Wendy Wysocki

Portability of Courses Subcommittee and Coordinated Partnerships Subcommittee

Tri-chair Paul Knollman, Tri-chair Rachel Eagle, Tri-chair Tracy Vogt, Will Hilliker, Andy McCain, Ryan Rafko, Daniel Wood

Student-focused Campus Assessment/Adapt the Physical Environment Subcommittee

Co-chair Josh Myers, Co-chair Joe Verkennes, Melissa Grey, Peggy Jacob, Mary Kinsey, Laura Manley, Sue Wetzel, Quri Wygonik

Align the Organizational Structure Subcommittee

Co-chair Valerie Culler, Co-chair Quri Wygonik, Penny Dorcey, Kris Gerlach, Mary Lyons, Linda Marsh, Josh Myers, Ryan Rafko, Linda Torbet, Joe Verkennes, Sue Wetzel

New Training and Professional Development Practices Subcommittee

Co-chair Laurel Johnston, Co-chair Linda Torbet, Nicole Garner, Ann Gerweck, Barry Kinsey, Jack Larmor, Linda Marsh, Jeff Peters, Sue Wetzel, Patrick Wise