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Steven Fosgard joins ACC as new Vice President of Instruction

Courtesy Photo Steven Fosgard

ALPENA–Alpena Community College has named Steven Fosgard as its new Vice President of Instruction. Fosgard replaces Deborah Bayer, who is retiring from ACC this month.

Fosgard brings a wide variety of experiences to ACC’s VP of Instruction position. He previously served as Kirtland Community College’s Dean of Occupational Programs and his work in higher education encompasses responsibilities as a faculty member and administrator. He also has experience working in the private sector in the manufacturing field.

Fosgard has won several higher educational awards including the 2014 MACET Special Projects Award for the National Science Foundation, the 2010 Educator of the Year for Collaborative Teams from TRENDS, and is the 2008 League of Innovation Award for Alternative Energy Curriculum.

He has been involved in numerous college and community committees, new initiatives, program management, course development, and developing articulation and transfer agreements with secondary schools, universities, and the public. The majority of his career has been focused on enhancing student success with emphasis on student-centered learning, delivery methodologies, assessment, student engagement, and service learning.

Additionally, he has been heavily involved in grant writing and management, institutional budgeting, strategic and operational planning, facilities management, accreditation, institutional effectiveness, class scheduling, conflict resolution, and off-campus and university management.

Steven is married to Robbin Fosgard and has an 11-year-old daughter Elizabeth. His first day at ACC is today.

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