SEMQ Welcomes New Editorial Board Member

July 26, 2021
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New SEMQ EB Member

AACRAO is pleased to welcome Jairo (Hi-rrow) McMican (we/he/him/his) to the SEMQ Editorial Board. McMican began his first three-year term this summer.

SEMQ editorial board members play an important role in upholding the standards of our journal through our double-blind review process, providing valuable feedback and recommendations to our authors, and through their advice and input on the research direction of the journal, overall,” said Editor-in-Chief Tom Green. “Jairo brings a broad range of experience and expertise to SEMQ, and we are thrilled we get to work with him over the next few years.”

McMican has worked in higher education for more than fifteen years in academic and student services at two universities--the University of North Carolina-Asheville and North Carolina Central University--and two community colleges--Durham Technical Community College and Central Carolina Community College. He currently has a split role serving as the dean of student learning as well as the co-chair of Inclusive, Diversity, Equity, Advocates Learning (IDEAL) Committee at Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) and the director of equity and pathways for the North Carolina Student Success Center. His position at CCCC directly supports four different areas in the college: College and Career Readiness; the Center for Academic Excellence, Student Onboarding and Outreach; and the Academic Assistance and Writing Center. He has also taught college success courses since 2012. 

McMican is currently working on his Ed.D. in adult and community college education at North Carolina State University with a focus on organizational and cultural change. He earned a master’s in strategic leadership and a bachelor’s in psychology. In addition, he is a 2016 graduate of the North Carolina Community College Leadership Program. McMican was also a 2019 Achieving the Dream Fellow, 2020 Belk Center Fellow, and a 2021-2022 Education Design Lab Designer in Residence.

McMican has authored and co-authored works centered around equity. In addition, he has facilitated numerous well-received state and regional presentations on various topics in leadership, equity, enrollment management, advising, and education. 

“I am extremely elated to serve on this editorial board for multiple reasons,” McMican said. “My primary aim is to serve higher education professionals in a capacity for them to better support their communities. The other principal reason is to enhance my knowledge and desire in expanding the ontology between enrollment management and other facets of higher education.” 

SEMQ also thanks board member Monique Perry-Graves, the former associate vice president of enrollment management and campus operating officer at York Technical College and the new executive director for Teach for America: North Carolina, as she completes her service on the board. 

“Monique has reviewed several articles over the last few years, always contributing thoughtful feedback that directly improves the quality of the journal’s content,” said Managing Editor Heather Zimar. “We are grateful for her work, and we wish her all the best.”

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