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  • Monette McIver, Manager, Organizational Effectiveness
  • Amy Getz, Manager, Systems Implementation for Higher Education
  • Heather Ortiz, State Implementation Specialist, Higher Education


  • Ricardo Moena, Assistant Department Head, Associate Professor & Director of Entry Level Mathematics, University of Cincinnati
  • Diane Troyer, Educational Consultant, founding President, Lone Star College – CyFair
  • Richard Whipple, DCMP Regional Coordinator; (retired) Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Southwest Texas Junior College

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