Bryan DePoy Receives Award from Higher Learning Commission

Lake Erie College is pleased to announce that Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness, Bryan DePoy, Ph.D. has recently been awarded a Peer Corps Hero Mighty Mentor award from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) during the organization’s 2021 annual conference. 

DePoy has been serving as a peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission for six years as a peer reviewer and also serves as a team chair.

“It came as no surprise to me that Bryan received this award,” said Lake Erie College President, Brian Posler, Ph.D. “It is very fitting that he would receive national recognition for his expertise.”

In announcing the awards, Higher Learning Commission Vice President for Member Education and Peer Corps Service, Jamie Stanesa states that the  Peer Corps Hero Mighty Mentor award to those experienced professionals who are essential to HLC’s success helping the organization develop the next generation of leaders and team chairs in the peer corps. 

Fellow colleague and HLC reviewer, Johnathan Tedesco, Ph.D., Dean of Lake Erie College’s School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics commented “Bryan has been the primary influence on my pursuing a role as a peer reviewer. He has been a great mentor in my growth in accreditation and assessment skills. This award is well deserved.”

According to Stanesa, each awardee was nominated by a peer reviewer who served with them and praised their leadership ability, positive attitude, organizational prowess, process knowledge and mentoring skills. They are those that have consistently lent a hand and served as a valuable resource to their fellow team members. 

“The Mighty Mentors selflessly share their knowledge and wisdom, and have lent a guiding hand to other reviewers whenever they can,” said Stanesa.

About Lake Erie College: Lake Erie College, founded in 1856, provides an excellent, inclusive, and highly personalized education grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Guided by hope and care, our students are empowered to lead lives of personal significance and professional success as global citizens. We offer 35 undergraduate majors and master’s programs in business administration, education and physician assistant studies. Our students compete in 19 NCAA Division II varsity sports and on three intercollegiate equestrian teams.

About the Higher Learning Commission: The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation that was founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region, which includes 19 states.