WAUKESHA, WIS.— Dr. Pam Pinahs-Schultz, professor of physical education at Carroll University, has been nominated to serve on a national committee focused on retention and graduation of the nation’s college and university students.
The Academy on Persistence and Completion (APC), an initiative of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), will address one of the nation’s most vexing issues – the vast number of students who start college and never finish. Pinahs-Schultz will be one of just 15-20 founding mentors of the Academy. These mentors will evaluate colleges’ and universities’ readiness to participate in the APC program and, during three-day events, will coach teams from individual colleges and universities on how to help students stay in school and graduate.
The HLC is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. It accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions, including Carroll, in the North Central region of the United States.
Pinahs-Schultz, a Delafield, Wis., resident, joined the Carroll faculty in 1980. She earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, her master’s degree at Chicago State University and her doctorate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She will attend a mentor training session in Chicago in October.