Academic Affairs Council
The Academic Affairs Council is committed to creating and maintaining a wholesome and effective learning environment where academic excellence is emphasized.
The major responsibilities of the Academic Affairs Council include academic planning and accountability, curriculum development and deployment, academic policies and priorities, articulation agreements, state, national, and specialized accreditations, long-ranging planning and strategic leadership.
Members of the Academic Affairs Council are the Vice President of Academic Affairs, academic department chairs, and the Registrar.
- Dr. Michelle Schoon
Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs
Dr. Michelle Schoon has been associated with the college since 1990 and became Natural Science & Mathematics department chair in 1997.
Dr. Schoon received the Stirnaman Award for Teaching Excellence (2005-2006); Who's Who's Among American College Instructors (2001, 2002, 2004, 2007); Endowed Chair for Teaching Excellence (2000-2001); and NISOD master teacher award (1996).
Dr. Schoon earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology education from Bethany College, her Master’s degree in curriculum and Instruction from Wichita State University, and her Educational Doctorate from Southwestern College.
Dr. Schoon's office is located in Galle-Johnson 206B.
- Dr. Tina Grillot
Associate Vice President for Workforce & Community Education
Dr. Grillot has served as the Associate Vice President for Workforce & Community Education since 2016. Dr. Grillot earned her Master’s degree in Distance Education and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland and her Ph.D. in Education-eLearning from Northcentral University. Dr. Grillot has a rich history of experience in technical program administration, instructional specialist in higher education, OSHA safety instruction, production welding, and is a Skilled Trade Journeyman-Machine Repair/Machinist.
Her office is located in the Brown Center, Room 110.
- Janice Stover
Associate Vice President of Academics and Secondary Partnerships
Janice Stover began her Cowley College career in 1991 as an assistant to the Endowment Association director when the capital campaign was launched to build the Brown Center. From 1997 to 2015, she served as Director of Academic Enrichment and Director of Continuing Education. She was promoted to AVP of Academics and Secondary Partnerships in 2015.
Stover provides support and oversight to academic operations within the college. Concurrent enrollment, scheduling, non-credit enrichment activities, and assisting with hiring and training of instructors are some of her areas of responsibility.
Janice received the Excellence Award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development in May, 2000. During her time at Cowley she has worked on many quality initiative teams and presented at a number of national conferences.
She holds a Masters of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Wichita State University, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University, and an Associate of Arts degree from Colby Community College. Her husband, Tad, is an insurance and real estate agent and partner at Samford-Stover Agency in Arkansas City. They have two adult daughters, Andrea and Stacia.
Her office is located in Galle-Johnson, 206A.
- Chris Cannon
Department Chair, Health & Human Services
Chris Cannon serves as the Department Chair for Health & Human Services and the Director of the Winfield Center.
He graduated from Cowley’s first MICT program in 1997 and returned as a full-time MICT instructor in 2005. In 2008 he assumed responsibilities for Department Chair. With over 13 years of EMS experience, he brings an intimate understanding of many different EMS systems to the classroom. Chris is also the Director of Coop Education and Dislocated Workers programs at the college.
He received the N.I.S.O.D. Master Teacher award in 2007 and the college’s Young Achiever Award in 2007. HE also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Southwestern College and a Master's degree in leadership from Southwestern College.
His office is located in the Winfield Center, 1406 East 8th Avenue, Winfield, KS, 67156.
- Marlys Cervantes
Department Chair, Humanities
Cervantes has been at the College since 2000 and currently teaches creative writing, literature and composition classes.
While at Cowley, she has earned the Endowed Chair for Teaching Excellence and NISOD Master Teacher Award, as well as the Tiger Booster of the Year 2004. Cervantes was Cowley’s commencement speaker in 2007.
Prior to coming to Cowley, she taught composition at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, where she earned her Master’s degree in English, with an emphasis in contemporary Native American literature.
Her office is located in the Brown Center on the main campus.
Office: Brown Center, Humanities Office, Room 128
- Mark Flickinger
Department Chair, Visual and Performing Arts
Mark Flickinger was appointed department chair in the Spring of 2015. Flickenger has been at Cowley College since 2001 as an instructor of Art History, Painting, and Drawing.
Flickinger, a California native, earned a Bachelor's degree in Painting and Drawing from WSU, and a Master's in Painting from Indiana University. He has shown his work in many galleries across the country, including Axis in Philadelphia, Browns in Boise, Idaho and Jay-Addington in Chicago, as well as having solo exhibitions at Exhibit A Gallery, Savannah.
His office is located in the Kerr Technical Building on the main campus.
- Devin Graves
Devin Graves has been at Cowley College since 2006 as Director of Adult Education Programs. While at Cowley he has secured over $1.2 million in grant awards. He was appointed Registrar of the College in September, 2014.
Graves also teaches Computer Applications face-to-face and online. Graves holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Southwestern College, A Master of Business Administration from Southwestern College, and a Master of Science in Adult Occupational and Continuing Education from Kansas State University.
His office is located in Galle Johnson, 204C.
- Todd Shepherd
Department Chair, Social Science
Todd Shepherd has been at Cowley College since 1999 as a macroeconomics, microeconomics, math, and astronomy Instructor, and became Department Chair in 2002.
Shepherd received the NISOD Master Teacher Award 2002 and the Who's Who Among America's College Teachers.
He has a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Missouri.
His office is located in the Brown Center Office, Room 103.
- Dr. Scott Layton
Department Chairperson, Natural Science
Dr. Scott Layton has been employed with Cowley since 2002 and teaches Principles of Biology, General Biology, Microbiology, and Undergraduate Research. While at Cowley, he has earned the Endowed Chair for Teaching Excellence, NISOD Master Teacher Award, and Stirnaman Award for Teaching Excellence. He currently serves as Phi Theta Kappa co-sponsor.
Her office is located in Galle-Johnson, #303 D.
- Eddie Andreo
Associate Vice President for Distance Learning
Eddie Andreo has been with the College since 2008, served as the Director for Online Learning from 2013 to 2015, and was appointed Associate Vice President of Distance Learning and Site Management at the start of 2016.
As the Associate Vice President for Distance Learning and Site Management Andreo leads the Instructional Design processes and administers the online campus component of the College by facilitating technology-rich instruction and learning through collaborative curricular innovation. He has over 11 years of Higher Education experience teaching various online Business courses, and is also a Certified Quality Matters Facilitator and Master Reviewer.
Andreo holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Newman University and Master’s in Business Administration from Baker University.
His office is located at the Wichita Downtown Center at 532 S Market, Wichita, KS.