Just barely over a year after taking over the helm of the CNMI Scholarship Office, Jackie P. Che quit her post to move to another government department, this time as director for the islands' lone community college.
Che was hired as director of the Northern Marianas College's Office of Institutional Effectiveness, replacing former director Galvin Deleon Guerrero who is now president of the Mount Carmel School.
The Office of Institutional Effectiveness develops and oversees a comprehensive program of evaluation and feedback to enhance the effectiveness of NMC's programs and services.
Che is a former Mount Carmel High School student. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of San Diego in 2009. She later graduated with a master's degree in higher educational leadership from the University of San Diego's School of Leadership and Education Sciences, where she also received the “Woman of Impact Award” and the “Excellence in Service and Leadership Award.”
Prior to joining NMC, Che worked as administrator of the CNMI Scholarship Office.
Che also worked in the Student Affairs Department at the University of San Diego and organized and co-directed the annual program review report for Graduate Student Life.
At the University of San Diego, she also helped create an assessment model for the Student Affairs Graduate Division.
NMC president Sharon Y. Hart, Ph.D., said: “We are extremely pleased to welcome Jackie to the NMC family. Her educational background and professional experience in data assessment are vital to the effective implementation of the college's program review processes,” said Hart.
Che said she looks forward to her new job. “I look forward to working with a dynamic team at NMC to facilitate program review, assessment, and data collection and to enhance the college's institutional research and strategic planning operations,” she said.