Staff

Administrative Staff

 


Dr. Virginiju Kundrotas -Virginijus Kundrotas, Ph.D., Dean, Chief Academic Officer

Kaunas Univesrity of Technology. Vytautas Magnus, PhD

UniversityLithuanian Institute of Physical Education and Klaipeda University

Kaunas Polytechnical Institute – Engineering Diploma in Chemical Technology

ISM University of Management and Economics – Associate Professor

Baltic Management Development Association (BMDA), President


Shimon Rojany, MBA, Chief Financial Officer

University of Southern California, MBA in Management Decision Systems

Board Member, University of Fredericton (Canada)

Former lecturer at California State University, Dominguez Hills

 


Stephanie Galindo, Ed.D., Dean of Students
Director of Academic Services

Aspen University, Ed.D. (2016)

American Intercontinental University, M.Ed.

University of Leicester (UK) Graduate Certificate in Curriculum Management

Member:

Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society

Delta Epsilon Tau International Honor Society

NODA: Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention in Higher Education

Former adjunct instructor, George Washington University (2011-2014), Research Methods for Political Managers

Co-author:  Synthesizing Higher Education and Corporate Learning Strategies (Chapter, with Dr. Bruce LaRue); contributor to Leading Organizations from the Inside Out (LaRue)


Jyoti Sreenivasan, B.Sc., Registrar

Wadia College (India) B.Sc Electronics; National Institute of Information Technology (India) Diploma in Computer Science

Diploma in Montessori Child Education (Bangalore)

Former Orchid School Elementary teacher (2011-2014)

Former Programmer at Sunero Technologies; Software Test Engineer for Broadjump (Austin, TX) 


The roles of the key staff:

Chief Executive Officer

The CEO is responsible to:

Oversee all management functions of AGS.  These responsibilities include working to establish AGS policies and procedures, as well as participating in program development and planning based upon input from the Advisory Board, Dean of Students, Chief Academic Officer and Chief Operations Officer.  S/he also is responsible for actively overseeing the following functions:

  • Development and adherence to policies and procedures
  • Liaison with Chief Academic Officer and Dean of Students with regard to student progress
  • Final review of procedural appeals through the grievance process

Full responsibility for insuring compliance to the regulations of the BPPVE

Responsibility for review of administrative policies written by the Chief Operations Officer with input from the Chief Academic Officer and Advisory Board

Academic Planning teams, task forces and committees may be formed by the Chief Academic Officer to administer, research, or improve policies and educational programming.  Advice and findings from such teams will be channeled through the CEO.

The CEO shall participate on the Curriculum Committee and provide input regarding program implementation, planning and development to the Chief Academic Officer, Chief Operations Officer, Dean of Students, staff and faculty in attendance

The Chief Executive Officer shall be responsible for insuring that the regulations of the State of California and the Council on Private and Postsecondary and Vocational Education are met, for recommending policies to the Board of Directors and for establishing procedures for the implementation of the Adizes Graduate School (not for profit) policies as adopted by the Board of Directors.

Chief Academic Officer

The Chief Academic Officer/Dean is responsible for all the implementation and dissemination of all educational policies. To liaison with international academic institutions to facilitate and develop partnerships to enhance recruitment and marketing, and with regard to program administration and potential faculty relationships.

The Chief Academic Officer is responsible for all educational policies made at the school and for curriculum development including the quality and content of course syllabi.  S/he serves as liaison with other academic institutions and agencies with regard to academic program content and is responsible for the professional development of faculty to insure quality of program delivery.

Quality of Curriculum

The Chief Academic Officer shall chair faculty meetings and meetings of the Curriculum Planning Committee. The Chief Academic Officer shall participate on the Curriculum Committee and provide input regarding program implementation, planning and development to the CEO, Chief Operations Officer, Dean of Students, staff and faculty in attendance

The Chief Academic Officer is responsible for overall responsibility for assignment and evaluation of work done in the Assistantship program and is responsible specifically to approve and supervise students and faculty involved in Research Assistantship projects as part of the financial aid program.

The Chief Academic Officer has final responsibility for Academic policy review in conjunction with the CEO and Advisory Board.   The CEO is responsible to form management teams, councils, task forces or committees to improve policy, research and educational programs.  Teams channel their findings and advice through the Chief Academic Officer, Chief Operations Officer or CEO.

The Chief Academic Officer shall encourage research and publication by the faculty.

The Chief Academic Officer is responsible for long-term planning of instructor course outlines and materials

Quality of Academic Program Delivery

The Chief Academic Officer is responsible for final arbitration of admissions decisions, and responsibility for acceptance of all applications for degree candidates, non-degree candidates and Assistantship program participants

The Chief Academic Officer is responsible for new program offerings, changes and deletions of graduate requirements and admission requirements, faculty appointments, and final decisions regarding inter-institutional alliances and academic compliance issues.

The Chief Academic Officer has final responsibility that opportunities are provided for students to express opinions regarding course, faculty and academic services, and that students have input on academic policies and administration.

Quality of Faculty Performance

Evaluation of faculty performance and responsibility to insure their continued involvement in the field

Final responsibility that timely and appropriate feedback is provided to students regarding their performance

Final arbitration of student evaluation and grading

Dean of Students

The Dean of Students is responsible for insuring the quality of faculty-student relationships and acting as liaison between faculty, students and administration. The Dean monitors all perceived incidences of infringement on academic freedoms and takes action to insure academic freedom.

The Dean is available to students for academic advisement in respect to clarifying what has been published in the catalog and/or informational brochures and on the web.  The Dean will assure that the student is fully aware of the subject matter and instructional methods they can expect, and to discuss individual perspectives regarding student career development and academic advancement.

The Dean of Students has final responsibility for decisions if a formal grievance, and for arbitration of student evaluation and grading if not resolved through the faculty.

The Dean is responsible for the quality of student experience at the School. Thus, the Dean may review  administrative policies,  and educational programming in terms of student satisfaction. In this context, the Dean participates in the evaluation of syllabus and faculty performance (faculty engagement with students, student satisfaction with teaching methods, learning outcomes, and the course delivery system). The Dean assures that opportunities are provided for students to express opinions regarding courses, faculty, and administrative services.

The Dean is the Official Student Complaint Designee and is responsible for responding to complaints on behalf of the institution in accordance with California Code of Regulations 73770.  The Dean must apprise the Academic Dean and/or COO and/or CEO of the issues and problems brought by students and propose solutions that are mutually beneficial to students and the institution.

The Dean of Students shall participate on the Curriculum Committee and Faculty Hiring Committee, and provide input regarding program implementation, planning and development to the CEO, COO, Chief Academic Officer, staff and faculty in attendance.

Chief Operations Officer

The Chief Operations Officer is responsible for:

The day-to-day operations of the school. S/he has full responsibility to create and monitor an annual budget, based on approval of Chief Academic Officer and CEO, in order to implement the following:

Global recruitment of new students, acting as liaison with potential students

Serves as the Director of Marketing and is responsible for development of promotional materials, marketing plans, brochures, flyers, web products, catalogs, negotiating with vendors on volume and distribution of materials.  May seek input from the Director of Communication.

The Chief Operations Officer is responsible to supervise student participation in the Administrative and Teaching Assistantship projects in the financial aid program. 

To Chief Operations Officer coordinate and host promotional events and educational seminars, including faculty and program development sessions and training opportunities in the software environment

Directly responsible for administration of online course delivery system.

To develop policies and operational norms pertaining to AGS Administration with the approval and authority of the Chief Academic Officer, and with input from the Dean of Students, CEO, Board of Directors, faculty, other individuals and other advisory bodies.  S/he is responsible to monitor and enforce faculty, student and staff compliance with policies and procedures developed by the institution and relevant to BBPVE compliance and has final responsibility to see that policy information is made available to the campus community.

Chief Financial Officer

The CFO of Adizes Institute is responsible for assuring the accuracy of all financial records for the Institution and AGS.  S/he reviews, provides input and maintains original records of the –

Faculty Employment Agreements

Advisory Board Employment Agreements

Agreements with Institute staff participating in the AGS course of study

The CFO has final responsibility for the following records:

Budgetary and Financial Data and Reports

Administrative and Executive staff employment contracts and records

Tuition and Refund Financial Data and documentation

The CFO will liaison with the Custodian of Archived Records for all of Adizes Institute and its affiliates.  S/he will facilitate communication between the Custodian and the BPPVE and Chief Operations Officer as needed to access AGS archived Records. 

The CFO has final responsibility for the work of the external accountants.

Registrar

For tracking student enrollment, fee payments and/or reimbursement, complaints and formal grievance procedures.   S/he will develop and maintain current student records, providing inactive records to the Chief Financial Officer who will liaison with the Custodian of Archived Records for the entire institution.

To participate on the Curriculum Committee and provide input regarding program implementation, planning and development to the CEO, Dean of Students, Chief Academic Officer, staff and faculty in attendance.

Director of Academic Services

Under the supervision of the Academic Dean, the Director of Academic Services implements educational policies made at the school including the implementation of course syllabi.  S/he serves as a direct liaison with faculty in the context of syllabus development, assuring consistent updates, helps to assure regulatory compliance, and evaluation in coordination with the Academic Dean.

The Director of Academic Services serves as liaison between faculty and students with regard to the assignment, progress, and evaluation of work done in the Assistantship program.

The Director of Academic Services participates in the evaluation of syllabus implementation in terms of student satisfaction with learning outcomes, teaching methods, the course delivery system, and faculty engagement.

The Director of Academic Services is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the online course delivery system, for developing student and faculty orientation and training, and providing front line technical support.

The Director of Academic Services helps to assure that opportunities are provided for students and faculty to express opinions regarding courses, online course delivery, and all school services, reporting to the Academic Dean, the Dean of Students, COO, and CEO.

The Director helps to coordinate educational seminars as needed, including faculty and program development sessions and training opportunities on site or in the software environment.