2017 was a year full of transitions at the ARC/STSA office, all focused on improved services to our programs and students, as well as expanding accreditation and education offerings to our communities of interest. With changes in staffing and a realignment of responsibilities, let’s revisit who’s who at the ARC/STSA and the primary services they provide for you.

Ron Kruzel, Executive Director: Oversees all accreditation and business operations of the ARC/STSA. Ron joined the ARC/STSA on June 1, 2015, assuming Executive Director responsibilities January 1, 2017.

Tamara Simmons, Director of Accreditation Services: Administrates accreditation operations for the ARC/STSA. Tamara is the primary contact related to accreditation actions and findings. She joined the ARC/STSA on December 1, 2016.

Christy Baily-Byers, Director of Education Services: Our newest employee, Christy joined the ARC/STSA on November 13, 2017. Christy heads up ARC/STSA educational outreach, marketing and public relations, as well as research and development.

Lucinda Martinez, Office Coordinator: Coordinates all office activities, database management, and accounting services. Lucinda joined the ARC/STSA on August 22, 2016.

Kathy Heath, Accreditation Specialist: Assists with accreditation activities and database entry, and coordinates site visits. Kathy joined the ARC/STSA on October 19, 2009, recently celebrating her eight-year anniversary with us.

Amy Collier, Administrative Assistant: Specializes in Annual Report development and administration, as well as data management and report development. Amy’s first day with the ARC/STSA was May 23, 2016.

Emily Figg, Office Assistant: Areas of responsibility include Program Change processing, special projects, and general administrative support. Relatively new to us, she started on August 28, 2017.

Need to reach out to the ARC/STSA team? We’re here to help! E-mail us at info@arcstsa.net with your questions. Answers to basic inquiries may also be found on the ARC/STSA website at www.arcstsa.org. Want to speak directly? Call us at 303-694-9262, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Mountain Time.

With 2017 drawing to a close, the ARC/STSA staff would like  to thank you for an amazing year! 2018 promises exciting changes to the accreditation process, all designed to streamline services and provide you with the support you need to administrate your programs.