Dr. Irene Rios Dean, Division of Accelerated Degree Programs
Dr. Rios joined Albertus Magnus College as the Dean of the Division of Accelerated Degree Programs in January, 2009. With the School's administrators, all listed below, she directs academics, curriculum, advising, and operations of the School.
June is a member of the leadership team for the Division of Accelerated Degree Programs participating in all its strategic planning meetings and activities. June oversees the admission and enrollment processes including transfer credit and graduation eligibility. She is responsible for the oversight of the Student Services Department which includes the academic advising staff, assistant registrar, and support staff for the division. June has been with Albertus Magnus College since 2005.
Bonnie Dingus has been with Albertus Magnus College since 2004. In 2009 she was appointed Director of Curriculum Services at New Dimensions, overseeing the support of course guides, textbook selection, and instructional technology.
As the Director of Curriculum Services, Bonnie works with the Dean, Department Chairs and Directors, supporting curriculum development and evaluation processes for the Division of Accelerated Degree Programs. In addition, Bonnie oversees the support systems and processes related to program and course development, application of instructional technology, learning resources, and textbook materials order and delivery for programs in the division.
Sharon is a member of the leadership team of the Division of Accelerated Degree Programs with direction and oversight of the administration of academic services for the Division's programs, especially relative to off-campus sites. Along with involvement in the Division's strategic planning, she primarily oversees and supports systems, policies, and processes related to part-time instructor recruitment, selection, orientation, assignment, evaluation, mentoring, development, and payment. Sharon has been with Albertus Magnus College since 2001.
Jeff Janosko has been with Albertus Magnus College since 2006. In 2009 he was appointed Director of Operations for the New Dimensions program, responsible for the oversight of a variety of areas for the College's off-campus Learning Centers and teaching locations. Jeff is responsible for daily functions including: Security, Maintenance, and Classroom scheduling and preparedness, Emergency preparedness, and office management.
Amy has been with Albertus Magnus College since 2004. Before joining the Division of Accelerated Degree Programs as an academic advisor in 2008, Amy worked in the Career Center at Albertus. Currently, Amy advises undergraduate students before they declare a major.
Amy's advice for adult learners is to follow her golden rule that “Timing is everything”, whether for registration, add/ drop periods, or most importantly staying on track with academic work. Since our module classes are accelerated over eight weeks, it is most important to keep up with course work demands.
Amy believes that “In applying to and being admitted to a degree program, our adult students have chosen to be part of a supportive academic community where they can pursue academic and career goals.” To take the journey with students as they travel this path is an honor to Amy, and she invites her students to contact her with any questions or concerns. Helping students to complete their degree is her number one priority.
Nancy has been with Albertus Magnus College since 2004. She worked in the Division of Accelerated Degree Program office as a work-study, during the summer and Christmas breaks, while she was a student, then started as a part-time employee after graduation in 2007 and continued until 2010. Nancy re-joined in December 2010 as a Recruitment Coordinator, and became an Academic Advisor in the Division of Accelerated Degree Programs in July 2012. Currently her advisee's are students whose last names start with M-Z.
Nancy knows what it takes to succeed, having earned both her Associates degree, and her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration for Albertus Magnus College. She believes that, "one key to a successful College career is Communication. If you have any questions, an issue or a concern, call or email your advisor/professor/fellow students. Also, check your Albertus email regularly. Up to date information from the school, from your professor or from the Division of Accelerated Degree Programs is sent via email".
Kathryn has been an academic advisor at Albertus since 2006. She serves adult students at the associate, baccalaureate and graduate levels. She also advises students in our fully on-line degree programs. Kathryn's role is to assist students with course selection and understanding policies and procedures of the college. She joined us with experience in higher education, working in admissions and academic advising roles. Most of her career has been devoted to assisting adult learners in pursuing their educational goals.
Melissa joined the College as an academic advisor in May 2011. One of her special responsibilities is to administer the DSST exams. Melissa enjoys working with students of all ages as they are completing their goal of earning a college degree. She especially admires adult learners because they have made the choice to take time out of their busy life to return to school. She has been there herself, and knows how challenging it can be!
Melanie joined the college as an Academic Advisor in April 2012. She has worked with adult learners for the past four years, both as a caseworker at a non-profit literacy center and as a college admissions counselor. She enjoys getting to know students as they complete their educational programs, and she finds great satisfaction helping our adult students reach their goal of obtaining a college degree.