In March 2019, Ashley Tittemore, MA, began her appointment as the director of institutional effectiveness at the UNC-CH Adams School of Dentistry. She will work with Executive Dean André Ritter, DDS, MS, as well as the Offices of Academic Affairs and Clinical Affairs.
As the Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Tittemore will ensure that all academic and research programs, student support services, administrative units and community service programs engage in best practices for outcomes assessment.
Her responsibilities include serving as an expert resource for institutional strategic planning assessment, providing informative data to drive decision making and resource allocation, and ensuring the Adams School of Dentistry is compliant with all standards of accreditation by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).
“I am thrilled to join the UNC-CH Adams School of Dentistry community and excited to serve in this new role. I am so inspired by the school’s focus on innovation and continuous improvement,” said Tittemore. “As someone who is passionate about assessment, data, strategic planning, and student success, I look forward to building new relationships across the school and working collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students to highlight our successes and discover new areas for improvement.
“Consistent with the school’s strategic plan, my work will be dedicated to leading our institutional effectiveness efforts in a way that ensures that our school is recognized as a global model and is always moving beyond excellence.”
Tittemore previously served as the executive director of College Access Programs at Central Carolina Community College (CCCC). While there she led the College Access Programs department in implementing six programs funded annually by more than $1.5 million in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Education. In this position, she evaluated all College Access Programs using quantitative and qualitative data to ensure student success and achievement of project objectives, and prepared reports for the institution and the funding agency. While at CCCC, Tittemore also contributed to the college’s reaccreditation process and served on the quality enhancement plan assessment team. Prior to her appointment at CCCC, Tittemore taught middle and high school mathematics in North Carolina and worked with UNC-Chapel Hill’s Upward Bound TRiO program.
Tittemore received her bachelor’s in mathematics and her master’s degree in education with a concentration in culture, curriculum, and change from UNC-Chapel Hill. She has held leadership positions with the North Carolina Council for Educational Opportunity Programs (NCCEOP) and has served as a panel judge for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Circle of Excellence awards and locally for the Chatham County Non-Profit Grant awards. In addition to her work, she is dedicated to serving her community with a focus on youth and education, and has been a local youth mentor and tutor for 15 years.