Ms. Dwyer, who has been with the College since 2005, is responsible for providing leadership in operations at the main and branch campuses, ensuring the multi-state College is compliant with all accreditor, state and federal regulatory agency guidelines, and for continuous quality improvement efforts. This includes accreditation, self-studies, annual reports, and site visits. She has been with the College for twelve years in a variety of capacities, and has experience in accreditation, auditing, auxiliary services, compliance, facilities, financial aid, institutional effectiveness, operations, policy development and interpretation, publications, registrar services, risk management, and strategic planning.
Ms. Dwyer added College Operations, and the supervision of the Directors of Campus Operations to her role in January 2013. She has overseen physical expansions and renovations in all campuses, and is currently leading the College in developing beyond its traditional physical footprint through the addition of off campus instructional sites, enhancing online services, and expanding nationally beyond the College’s current states of operation. In addition, she is responsible for leading the College in obtaining programmatic accreditation with ACEN and CCNE, for its associate and baccalaureate degree programs.
In her previous role as the Director of Regulatory Affairs and Compliance, Ms. Dwyer successfully led the College in obtaining regional accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges; establishing a new campus in Cincinnati, Ohio; and achieving reaffirmation of national accreditation with the Council on Occupational Education, in addition to maintaining excellent relationships with all regulatory bodies. Throughout her eight year tenure in this role, Galen remained in good standing with no restrictions or conditions imposed by any agency. Ms. Dwyer is responsible for the creation of the Accreditation, Compliance, and Regulatory Affairs department at Galen and establishing numerous internal controls and operational infrastructure designed to strengthen the College’s services and programs. She has served as a SACSCOC Evaluator on a Reaffirmation of Accreditation visiting team, and is also certified by the Council on Occupational Education as an Accreditation Visiting Team Member and a Candidate/Substantive Change Visiting Team Member. Ms. Dwyer is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, and a graduate of the Louisville chapter of SOAR, a professional development and advancement program for high potential women. Prior to her employment at Galen, Ms. Dwyer worked in the behavioral health field. She is actively involved with the Family Scholar House, whose mission is to assist single parents by changing lives, families, and communities through education.