Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Notables. . .

New arrivals and advancements

Karla Moore
Karla Moore has been named the dean of academic and administrative assessment and planning. She will provide leadership and expertise for academic assessment as part of a coordinated institutional effectiveness framework of planning, assessment and evaluation.

Moore has been with Daytona State since August 2010, coming from the University of Central Florida, where she was part of the Engineering Technology department. Her background is in industrial engineering, with an M.S. and Ph.D. in industrial engineering and management systems. She has more than eight years of experience as a faculty member developing and assessing student-learning outcomes and using results for implementing change.

In her new role, Moore will assist academic programs and non-academic planning units in identifying appropriate outcomes, indicators and evaluation measures for assessing outcomes at the program and institutional levels. In addition, Moore will be responsible for supporting accreditation efforts in documenting institutional effectiveness, student achievement and continuous improvement.
Suzette Cameron
Suzette Cameron has been named director of campus services for the Deltona Campus.

Cameron has been with the college since February 2008 in the position of deputy chief of campus safety. In her new position, she will coordinate student support services at the Deltona Campus, facilitating outreach activities with the college’s admissions office, as well as working closely with area businesses, service organizations and other groups within the community.
 Cameron holds a B.A. in public administration, and a master’s in criminal justice/critical incident management from St. Leo University.  
Clarence McCloud

Clarence McCloud has been named director of campus services for the New Smyrna Beach-Edgewater Campus.

In his new position, McCloud will coordinate student support services, facilitating outreach activities with the college’s admissions office, as well as working closely with area businesses, service organizations and other groups within the community.

McCloud has worked at Daytona State for 16 years as an adult education instructor, while also providing oversight of the Adults with Disabilities Grant for the School of Adult Education and the Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

He holds a B.S. in elementary education from Bethune-Cookman University and an M.S. in leadership with a minor in education and human services from Nova Southeastern University.

Campus Safety supervisors complete leadership training

Eight Campus Safety supervisors recently completed an internal leadership program sponsored and supported by Daytona State’s Leadership Development Institute (LDI).
The 2012 Campus Safety Leadership Program was developed by the department’s former deputy chief, Suzette Cameron, who this month was named director of campus services for the college’s Deltona Campus.
Participating supervisors included John Banker, David Dattoli, Jacquie English, Russ Gibbons, LaKesha Green, Nancy Hodge, Brenda Merritt-Smith and Rick Simpson. The training included classroom sessions on such topics as executing and taking responsibility for decisions and actions, as well as mentorships and reflective assignments. The group also met with Daytona State President Carol Eaton; Daytona Beach Police (DBPD) Chief Mike Chitwood; and Daytona State’s Robin Barr, associate vice president of human resources; Tom LoBasso, senior vice president of student development and institutional effectiveness; and Miguel Rivera, director of student disability and counseling services.
“This program was very successful and helped to continue our efforts to build a solid foundation for the Campus Safety leadership team,” Cameron said. “I’d like to particularly thank (Campus Safety Director) Bill Tillard and LDI’s Dr. (Eileen) Hamby for their support.”
Tillard and Dr. Eaton recognized the group during a graduation ceremony on July 25. Also attending was DBPD Deputy Chief Steve Beres, who spoke about the community partnership between the college and the police department.

Institute for Health Services offering nurse refresher courses

The Institute for Health Services at Daytona State College is offering a new selection of short-term courses designed specifically for non-practicing licensed LPNs and RNs who plan to return to the profession or those who are interested in exploring a new specialty.

New classes ranging in length from a half day to several weekends are scheduled throughout August and September.

They include:
• RN-MD Relationships – Aug. 3
• Review of the Cardiovascular System – Aug. 9
• IV Therapy Certification – Aug. 10
• Gerontology: Legal and Ethical Issues – Aug. 29
• Advanced Nursing Skills Lab – Sept. 15
• Best Practices for Wound Care – Sept. 20

All classes are approved for continuing education credits. Nurse Refresher courses are not offered for college credit to complete a degree or certificate. LPN and RN degree seekers may review the application process at

A complete listing of Nurse Refresher and other continuing education courses offered by the Institute for Health Services can be found at
For more information and to register, call (386) 506-3522 or email robersj@DaytonaState.edu

Education commissioner honors Volusia advocates

Les Potter, chairperson of Daytona State’s School of Education, was among those honored this summer in Tampa at the 25th annual 2012 Commissioner's Business Recognition Awards ceremony sponsored by the Florida Department of Education and the Florida Education Foundation.
Potter was honored along with members of the Career Connection Consortium Business Cadre of Volusia County, which was recognized for its many contributions to Volusia County’s Education Academies.

Attending the awards ceremony were, from left, Dr. Margaret
Smith, superintendent of Schools, Volusia County; Les Potter,
chairperson, Daytona State's School of Education; Judy Conte,
Volusia County School Board member; Dr. Gerard Robinson,
Florida education commissioner;  and Volusia County Cadre
members Janet Kersey, Liz Taylor and Tom Besaw
Among them is a Teaching Academy partnership with Atlantic High School that sets high school students on academic tracks to become educators. It is among 34 career academies which fall under the umbrella of the Volusia school system’s Career Connection Consortium.  More than 20,000 Volusia students a year participate in career academies.

The event celebrated private sector engagement in public education and recognized more than 75 organizations and individuals throughout the state for their commitment to improving the academic success of all students. The 2012 award recipients reflect a broad cross section of Florida business interests, whose successful alliances and innovative partnerships with Florida’s schools have created unique learning opportunities, promoted academic achievement and addressed community needs.
The Business Cadre membership includes more than 200 business leaders throughout Volusia County, who have been key advisors, promoters and recruiters for the school district’s career academies.
Organized in 1994, the Cadre provides resources, internships, advocacy, equipment, financial support and expertise to area schools and their students. Its  five-year strategic plan is designed to increase business input into the development and redesign of Volusia’s career and technical education programs and career academies, helping schools keep pace with the demands of the business community.