NMSU Welcomes new Higher Learning Commission Liaison
Dr. Tim Gallimore was appointed Vice President for Accreditation Relations at the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) in April 2012. He will serve as the HLC Liaison for New Mexico State University serving both the Las Cruces and Grants campuses, and Dona Ana Community College.
Dr. Gallimore is an expert in higher education policy and international communication with a Ph.D. in mass communications from Indiana University–Bloomington. Dr. Gallimore taught journalism at four U.S. universities and was a Fulbright scholar to Hungary and Poland. Prior to his appointment at HLC, Dr. Gallimore served as Assistant Commissioner for the Missouri Department of Higher Education. He was also a public information officer and spokesperson for the Prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.
He is a certified mediator, facilitator and third party neutral in conflict resolution and has published research on psychosocial trauma healing, reconciliation, and violence prevention. He is also a trained trauma counselor.
In August 2012, NMSU Las Cruces (NMSU-LC) and DACC administrators had a phone conference with Dr. Gallimore to welcome him to the NMSU System and to update him about varied accreditation initiatives. NMSU participants updated Dr. Gallimore on the collaborative work that is being done for a USDOE NMSU Program Participation Agreement Review and the 2010 CIP Code conversion that influences HLC annual reports; as well as their compliance work on implementing federal gainful employment regulations at NMSU. Other topics included: NMSU’s federal designation as an Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and as a U.S. Space Grant college, NMSU international initiatives, HLC’s expedited certificate notification and change request processes and progress being made at DACC and NMSU-LC to address the needs of nursing student in the DACC associate degree program.
In sharing his expertise with us, Dr. Gallimore identified the importance of NMSU colleges and academic departments complying with HLC policy and procedures related to offering courses or academic programs at international locations.
Dr Gallimore will join us on February 13th and 14th 2013 for further discussions on accreditation related initiatives. A schedule of meetings for Dr. Gallimore’s visit will be publically available soon.