Brittany Barrett

Debbie Fobbs

Matthew Melton

J. Matthew Melton has been with SACSOC (the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools, Commission on Colleges) since January 2023. He spent twenty-two of his twenty-nine-year academic career in faculty administration. Before joining SACSCOC, Melton served as dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Lee University in Cleveland, TN, and before that as chair of the Communication Arts department, Director of the Honors Program, and Director of Student Media. A recipient of the university’s student advising award, Melton taught courses in media, speech, journalism, and film, along with a general education course in classical world humanities. He has led multiple study-abroad experiences in Europe and South America. He has authored textbook materials for communication courses and the freshman collegiate experience. Melton has an MA in journalism and a PhD in communication studies from Regent University. He began working with higher education accreditation at his former institution in 2004 and began serving on SACSCOC committees in 2006 and as a committee chair in 2014. These latter experiences sparked a strong interest in higher education accreditation that ultimately led to his joining SACSCOC.

Heather Guevara

Heather Guevara is the Dean of Online Learning at Portland Community College in Portland, Oregon. She provides strategic leadership for the college’s online learning division. The division collaborates across college academic and student services to create holistic and equitable outcomes for students through excellence in teaching, culturally responsive course and program design, faculty development, responsive student services, and direct support for students and faculty. Recognizing that for many community college students an online education is their only opportunity to go to college, she believes these students deserve the highest quality experience the institution can provide. In her free time, Heather enjoys hiking and backpacking with friends.

Brad Griffith

Sharyl J. Thompson

Fermin Ornelas

Zach Lewis

Lisa Corprew

With almost 20 years in higher education, Lisa’s curiosity and dedication to lifelong learning has led her down many avenues of developing resources to expand information sharing across the spectrum of learners and educators. Currently Lisa is ABD and in the dissertation phase of her Ed.D. focusing on women in leadership. As educators work to build a more inclusive and affirming environment, Lisa is a proud Ally with a willingness to share her progress, understanding, and resources with others to create a better environment for learners and educators. Check out her LinkedIn Profile.

Seth Vuletich

As the scholarly communications librarian, Seth supports students and faculty through instruction, consultations, and leading the campus’ efforts toward Open Science. Prior to joining Mines, he worked at the Westminster Law Library at the University of Denver and the Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences and Map Library at the University of Colorado Boulder, in addition to having spent several years as a professional woodworker. Seth’s passion for equitable access guides his primary research interest in the accessibility of materials for users with disabilities. 

In his free time, Seth enjoys skiing, hiking, traveling, and spending time outdoors with his dogs.