named Academic and Student Affairs Vice President at Mesa Community College in Arizona
August 7, 2019
Lori Berquam named Executive Vice President at Mesa Community College
Mesa Community College is pleased to announce Dr. Lori Berquam as its Executive Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs. She assumed her new duties on July 29, 2019.
In the newly created role, Berquam will work collaboratively with faculty and staff in strengthening a culture committed to the success of all students. As an integral and actively engaged member of MCC’s leadership team, she will lead academic and strategic enrollment, while planning and guiding the transformation of academic, occupational and student support programs and services to meet the needs of students, faculty, staff and community partners in a multi-campus, multi-modal environment.
Berquam is responsible for building a comprehensive system of Guided Pathways, a student-centered approach providing opportunities for exploration and informed choices. She is tasked with enhancing the transfer and workforce partnerships; supporting a broad range of student support and retention programs; implementing a strategic enrollment management plan; and promoting innovation and educational excellence.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the Mesa Community College faculty and staff to advance the MCC mission,” said Dr. Berquam.
Prior to joining MCC, Berquam completed a prestigious fellowship through the American Council on Education, serving in the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Arizona, Tucson.
Berquam, who has more than 25 years of higher education leadership experience, has served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Arizona. She holds a doctorate in educational leadership from Colorado State University, a master’s in student affairs administration from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Psychology from Truman State University in Missouri.