Nichole Jackson Named Assistant Director, Learning Assessment

nichole-jackson-groveA message from Christina Hardin, Director, New Student Experience

After an external search, which included 64 candidates, Laura Blasi, director of institutional assessment, and I are pleased to announce that Nichole Jackson has accepted the position of assistant director, learning assessment. Nichole will be working with Laura and me at the District Office on the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)/New Student Experience (NSE) assessment plans. Nichole will be leading the evaluation for the NSE (QEP) to meet the requirements of the plan, help us to learn about our students and report to SACS as required for our accreditation.

Nichole Jackson has been with Valencia for six years, the last four as a full-time instructor of humanities on East Campus. Prior to that, she also taught quantitative reasoning at Rollins College and worked with its grant programs teaching composition, literature and study skills to rising first-generation college students through Upward Bound.

She has a master’s degree in liberal studies and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, both from Rollins College.

In 2013, Nichole served on the QEP co-curricular task force and as the co-chair of the Internationalizing (INZ) the Curriculum committee. She brings her classroom experiences with assessment and her collegewide involvement to the table of work for the New Student Experience.

Join us in welcoming Nichole Jackson.



  • Rachel Luce-Hitt said:

    Congratulations, Nichole! I look forward to seeing you at the District Office.

    PMTue, 19 Aug 2014 15:37:22 +0000Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:37:22 +0000pm14,3:37 pm

  • Krystal Pherai said:

    YAY, Nichole! I am so happy for you! Congratulations!

    PMTue, 19 Aug 2014 15:38:41 +0000Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:38:41 +0000pm14,3:38 pm

  • Neal Phillips said:

    Nichole is an excellent choice for this position. Amazing how much she gets done in so many areas and with such an attention to detail. A great strength has been added to the assessment team. 🙂

    PMTue, 19 Aug 2014 16:24:26 +0000Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:24:26 +0000pm14,4:24 pm

  • Erin O'Brien said:


    PMTue, 19 Aug 2014 16:29:39 +0000Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:29:39 +0000pm14,4:29 pm

  • Vishma Kunu said:

    Congratulations, Nichole!

    PMTue, 19 Aug 2014 17:40:33 +0000Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:40:33 +0000pm14,5:40 pm

  • Rachel Allen said:

    This is a great news! Nichole has so much to offer the college; I admire her in so may ways! Congratulations, Nichole!!

    PMTue, 19 Aug 2014 17:56:13 +0000Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:56:13 +0000pm14,5:56 pm

  • Rich Gair said:

    GREAT to see you get the position!!!!!!! You will do great.
    Rich Gair

    PMTue, 19 Aug 2014 18:09:06 +0000Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:09:06 +0000pm14,6:09 pm

  • George Brooks said:

    Congratulations Nichole. You were an invaluable asset to the humanities department and now you will benefit all of Valencia in your new position.

    PMTue, 19 Aug 2014 20:50:37 +0000Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:50:37 +0000pm14,8:50 pm

  • Sarah Melanson said:

    Congratulations Nichole! 🙂

    PMTue, 19 Aug 2014 22:05:51 +0000Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:05:51 +0000pm14,10:05 pm

  • Judy Chubb, Math said:

    Congratulations, Nicole. I will miss seeing you here at East, though.

    PMThu, 21 Aug 2014 13:43:18 +0000Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:43:18 +0000pm14,1:43 pm

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