Dr. David Kale (Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University) is Professor of Communication at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. In addition to his current role as a faculty member, Dr. Kale has also served in the roles of Academic Dean and Director of Academic Assessment.
Dr. Kale has served as a team chair for both the Higher Learning Commission and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition to serving as a team chair for HLC, he has also served as a member of the Accreditation Review Council and the Corps Advisory Team which plans and conducts training for HLC Peer Reviewers.
Dr. Kale’s academic interest is in communication ethics, an area in which he has been active in professional conference presentations and the publication of articles in professional journals.
Dr. Kale’s avocational interests include bird watching, fly fishing and travelling around the country in a trailer camper with his wife, Ruth. The Kales have two grown children and four grandchildren.
Donald J. Andorfer (Masters – Ball State University, Honorary Doctorate – Tiffin University) served as President of Indiana Institute of Technology for 18 years, and served for 17 years with the International Junior College of Business. As Retired/President Emeritus, he continues his 8th year of work with Grand Canyon State University.
Mr. Andorfer has served as a Board member on the Summit Club, Science Central (chair), Embassy Foundation, Robert Morris College (Chicago), and Grand Canyon University Boards. He is an active member of the consultant/evaluator corps of the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
A member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Yoder, Indiana, Mr. Andorfer lives on a 4th generation farm in South Allen County with his wife of 51 years, Mary.
Dr. Jane Whitley Smith (BM/DMA – West Virginia University, MM – University of Colorado) is a Professor of Music at Concord University where she teaches applied piano, piano class, accompanying, music appreciation, and music history to majors. She has also served as the Associate Academic Dean for the institution.
Dr. Smith is a member of the West Virginia Music Teachers Association and often adjudicates for Music Educators National Conference festivals.
Dr. Smith and her husband live in Beckley, WV and have 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren.
Dr. Jesse Arman, (PhD., Touro University, ChFC, The American College) is currently Vice President of Academic Affairs at the College for Financial Planning in Greenwood Village, Colorado. He has taught accounting, investments, and finance on ground and online for 30 years.
Prior to joining the College in 1998, Dr. Arman spent 20 years as Regional Director of four campuses of Columbia College (Columbia, Missouri.)
Dr. Arman is a Chartered Financial Consultant, serves on the Council of Education for the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, and is a consultant/evaluator for the Higher Learning Commission.
Dr. Arman and his wife, Linda, live in Centennial, Colorado. They have four grown children. Dr. Arman’s interests include classical music and participating in the Rocky Mountain Senior Games. He has run around the earth and is working on his second lap.