New director of instruction for Ala. Comm. on High Edu.

Gregory G. Fitch
Gregory G. Fitch

MONTGOMERY, AL - The appointment of Ellen E. Haulman as director of instruction and special services to the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) has been announced by Commission Executive Director Gregory G. Fitch.

The Phenix City native has served in various capacities of the Commission during her 20-year history with the state agency. Her work has included state coordinator for the Electronic Campus and liaison to the Southern Regional Education Board.

In her new role, she will direct the department that is responsible for conducting the review of proposals for new academic programs and the review of existing programs.

"Mrs. Haulman's experience in higher education activities is extremely beneficial to the Commission, "said Fitch.  "She has a strong overall history with the regulatory requirements and performed additional duties for ACHE with a heavy concentration in instructional review."

An avid student supporter, Haulman has written a study on student persistence issues and time-to-degree and a state-wide report on nursing needs within Alabama.

Prior to working with the Commission, Haulman served as a declassification archivist with the Air Force Historical Research Agency at Maxwell Air Force Base.  She has served as an adjunct instructor at Huntingdon College and Faulkner University.

Haulman holds a Master of Arts degree in History from Auburn University where she was a member of Phi Kappa Phi National Scholastic Honorary and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Music from Huntingdon College.

The Alabama Commission on Higher Education, founded in 1969, is the state coordinating board for all public institutions of higher education.  Commission board members are appointed by the governor, lieutenant governor and speaker of the House of Representatives from Congressional and at-large districts throughout the state.