Committee Information

AALHE has nine Committees active for the 2021-2022 term. The resolution of each Committee is approved by the Board and the general descriptions and responsibilities of each Committee is included in the Association Bylaws. Committees are comprised of volunteers and are led by Chairs with the support of Board Liaisons. Chairs, Vice Chairs, and Board Liaisons of the Committees transition leadership annually in July. The names, descriptions, and leadership of each active Committee are listed below.

Volunteer on a Committee

The AALHE volunteer community is an active group of assessment professionals around the nation who come together to share their knowledge and gain experience in their field. As a volunteer, you can make valuable professional connections, learn new skills, and help AALHE continually improve. The Committees are actively recruiting volunteers for the July 2021-June 2022 year. Learn more about volunteering on an AALHE Committee and sign up on the AALHE Volunteer Form

Volunteer on an AALHE Committee


Active Committees


  • Chair: MJ James
  • Vice Chair: Leigh Robinson
  • Board Liaison: Constance Tucker

The Communications Committee coordinates and disseminates information about AALHE and its events, manages AALHE’s social media accounts, and supports communications efforts of other standing committees.


  • Co-Chairs: Kathleen Gorski and Angela Hoffman-Cooper
The Conference Committee plans and carries out the conference.

Executive Committee

  • Chair: Josie Welsh
  • Members: André Foisy (Past President), Kathleen Gorski (President Elect)
The Executive Committee consists of the President-Elect, the current President, and the Past President/Treasurer. Its responsibilities include assuring the continued and effective operation of standing committees; monitoring progress towards the strategic objectives and making recommendations to the board to assure progress; planning the agenda for board meetings; regularly consulting with the President on operational decisions and carrying out executive functions as designated by the President; and planning and overseeing regular communications with membership.


  • Chair: Jeremy Penn
  • Treasurer: André Foisy
  • Board Liaison: Tim Melvin
The Finance Committee reviews financial and budget documents; makes policy recommendations regarding financial and budget policies; considers the needs of the Association regarding growth and stability and makes policy recommendations on the structure and activities of the Association.


  • Chair: Marc Scott
  • Vice Chair: Laura Aboyan
  • Board Liaisons: Frederick Burrack and Tara Rose
The Infrastructure Committee ensures the continuity of AALHE operations by having a thorough understanding of AALHE’s policies and procedures and collecting, organizing, and making recommendations to the Executive Committee for AALHE policies. The Committee shall also coordinate the nominations and elections procedures for the Board of Directors and President Elect of the Association.

President's Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Chair: Tracy Bartholomew
  • Vice Chair: Foad Ghasemi
  • Board Liaison: Erin Milne
The President’s Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion works to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) among assessment practitioners and among members. The committee reports directly to the President and provides this person with recommendations on how to promote DEI in relation to all functions of the organization. The committee also provides consultation to existing AALHE committees to support them as they integrate DEI principles into their work.

Professional Development

  • Chair: Karen White-Goyzueta
  • Vice Chair: Sue Henderson
  • Board Liaisons: Steven Hawks and Leslie Harris
The Professional Development Committee offers professional development opportunities outside the annual conference.


  • Chair, Intersection: Amy Topper
  • Vice Chair, Intersection: Rebecca Gibbons
  • Asst. Vice Chair, Intersection: Sarah Wu
  • Co-Chair, Emerging Dialogues: Jessica Taylor
  • Co-Chair, Emerging Dialogues: Mary Tkatchov
  • Board Liaisons: Moreen Carvan and Gina Polychronopoulos
The Publications Committee coordinates and develops publications on student learning assessment for professional development and the advancement of knowledge.

Recruitment and Retention

  • Chair: Curtis Jefferson
  • Vice Chair: Tere Naylor
  • Board Liaisons: Fiona Chrystall and Kara Moloney
The Recruitment and Retention Committee analyzes membership data, recruits & retains members. The committee recommends the conditions under which membership is established and renewed; manages Member volunteers; and directs an annual survey of members.