Board Members

Shannon Milligan
has almost 10 years of professional experience in higher education, including work with curricular and co-curricular assessment; faculty development; and Student Affairs.  In terms of assessment, she is most proud of her work with the Assessment Certificate Program, an assessment-related professional development program coordinated by DePaul University and Loyola University Chicago. 
Shannon has been a member of the Chicago Area Assessment Group for almost 8 years and is currently the Board Chair.  She is also a member of the Association for Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE) and currently serves on the Conference Planning committee.  

Shannon is a triple alum of Oklahoma State University, where she received a BS in Psychology, an MS in Educational Psychology, and an MS in College Student Development.  She is also a recent alum of the University of Illinois at Chicago, where after approximately 50 years of work she received her PhD in Educational Psychology (Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics, and Assessment).

Michael Sukowski guides the present and future direction of the Center for Teaching and Research Excellence at Chicago State University and also is directly involved in grants, faculty development, online learning, and special projects.  Mr. Sukowski holds a Master of Education degree in Instructional Design and Technology and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration with a Specialization in Adult Learners. His focus is faculty development and instructional design.  His research interests include assessing online teaching and learning.

Recent publications and presentations include: The Changing Learner (The Strategic Management of Higher Education: Serving Students as Customers for Institutional Growth); Come and Get Fed: A CAFÉ Experience of Professional Development for Faculty at Concordia University Chicago, and Reaching the Tipping Point: The Interconnectedness of a School Leadership Program.

Mr. Sukowski is a member of the SLATE Community Fellowship program. This program expounds on the exceptional professional achievement and leadership of the individual and their contribution to education and technology professionals.

Keith Werosh is currently Associate National Dean, Institutional Effectiveness at DeVry University where he oversees the assessment of student learning for the DeVry University system and works toward integrating assessment into the University’s model of program review, institutional planning and accreditation management. He is also engaged in the development of insights obtained from the institution’s data sources leading to meaningful system-wide academic improvements. Before taking this position, he was District Director of Assessment and Accreditation at City Colleges of Chicago where he had a similar role. Prior to his post at CCC, Dr. Werosh served as Dean of Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness at National University of Health Sciences. In this capacity, he helped develop a culture of data-driven decision-making leading to actionable university-wide planning. He regularly presents and consults on topics related to assessing student learning in higher education. Keith has served on the Board of the Chicago Area Assessment group as Co-Chair for Membership and Communications since 2016.

Dr. Kathleen Gorski is an energetic higher education professional with over twenty-five years administrative experience in student services, faculty development and assessment. Previous positions include working at Concordia University in River Forest, Illinois in the Office of Admissions; The University of Illinois in Urbana, Illinois, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; The Illinois Institute of Art in Schaumburg, Illinois in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, and National Louis University in Chicago, Illinois in the Office of Teaching and Learning.  She currently serves as the Assistant Dean of Outcomes Assessment and Program Review at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, Illinois.

She is passionate about access, student learning and success. She loves teaching, scholarship, collaborating and sharing best practices with the higher education community.  She has presented professionally at multiple conferences including: The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), The Association for Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE), The Assessment Institute, IMS Global Learning Impact Leadership Institute, and The Mid-Western Educational Research Association (MWERA).  In addition, to serving on the Board of Directors for The Chicago Area Assessment Group (CAAG) she is also a member of the conference committee for the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE).

In her leisure, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, gardening, running, swimming and occasionally binge watching television programs.

Yanelet Delgado is a UIC alumna with a Bachelors degree in Applied Psychology and a Master’s degree in Latin American and Latino Studies. Currently, she is the Assessment Specialist for Student Affairs at UIC. Her new role entails coordinating analysis and data management, as well as consulting with departments on appropriate assessment approaches, and assisting with both the learning outcome initiative and strategically disseminating assessment data.  Previously, Yanelet worked for the Office of Programs and Academic Assessment at UIC for three years where she focused on working with faculty and directors of graduate and undergraduate programs to conduct academic assessments as well as programs reviews. 

She serves as the Technology Chair on the board of the Chicago Area Assessment Group. As of fall 2017, Yanelet is pursuing a doctoral degree in the Curriculum and Instruction Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Education.