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Office of Instructional and Student Affairs


A sincere welcome to the office of Instructional and Student Affairs where we strive to be a learning centered college with learning at the center of all we do.


The MISSION of Instructional and Student Affairs

The mission of Instructional and Student Affairs is to support and promote student and faculty engagement in a culture of learning and service to help students meet their educational goals.

We are committed to providing an education with small classes, hands-on experience, and more instructor attention using state-of-the-art equipment and real-world settings.

We are proud of our highly qualified faculty who are dynamic instructors in the classroom, the laboratory, the studio, and in the community.

These faculty members provide innovative and challenging instruction to our students in classroom, hybrid, or online instructional formats preparing students for productive, meaningful, and fulfilling lives. Faculty and staff advise students throughout every step of their educational journey to achieve their lifelong goals.

The Senior Vice President, Deans and Associate Deans for Instructional and Student Affairs oversee all academic programs and learning resources and are responsible for the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of credit and non-credit instructional programs. Instructional and Student Affairs includes numerous areas of the college: all academic programs, Admissions, Continuing Education, Financial Aid, Informational Technologies and Multimedia Services, Disability Services, Library , Pathways for Success, Registration, Student and Legal Affairs, and Student Success Services.

The Instructional and Student Affairs office is located in the College Center, Room 12. Office hours are 8:00am-4:00pm. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions, concerns, or ideas. We continuously strive for improvement and truly value your feedback.

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Allegany College of Maryland does not discriminate against students or prospective students for reasons of race, sex, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, veterans status, conditions of disability, or sexual orientation in admission, educational programs and activities, scholarship and loan programs, or any terms and conditions of enrollment. The College complies with applicable state and federal laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination.
Message from the VP

Message from the Senior Vice President of Instructional and Student Affairs

Dr. Kurt Hoffman


Allegany College of Maryland is a learning centered college committed to making learning the center of all that we do! We encourage students to holistically bring themselves to all their educational experiences. We empower students to be participative, self-directed and responsible for their learning. We offer numerous support services to assist the individualized educational attainment of each student. We believe that learning can occur within any interaction, and that sometimes the student can be the teacher. We have witnessed that education has the power to transform lives and change communities. This is what we do.

ACM's faculty and staff are dedicated to providing enriching educational experiences inside and outside the classroom, and preparing our students for productive, successful, meaningful, and fulfilling lives. ACM is proud of its leadership position in the delivery of quality educational programs and services to the citizens, businesses, and agencies of our tristate service area. The educational attainment of our students is an institutional priority to create a skilled, globally competitive workforce. We are proud that ACM graduates are in high demand by employers.

Finally, ACM is honored to have been one of the original signatory colleges in The Democracy Commitment, a national consortium of two-year colleges dedicated to preparing students for participation in democracy. To this end, ACM is dedicated to the civic engagement of our students through the Service Learning/Civic Engagement (SL/CE) office. The SL/CE office creates learning opportunities for our students to cultivate their humanity and foster their public mindedness-to make their neighborhoods, their communities, and the world a better place. We strive to educate these empowered citizens through both curricular and co-curricular pathways by bridging the classroom with the community, the academic with the civic.

We hope that it is clear that ACM is a pretty special place! Quality programs. Dedicated faculty and staff. Student focused. Career preparation. Learning centered. Civic engagement.

So LAUNCH your educational journey with us TODAY! Your time is now!

Dr. Kurt Hoffman
Senior Vice President of Instructional and Student Affairs


ISA Contacts


Kurt Hoffman, Ed.D.

Senior Vice President of Instructional and Student Affairs



Nicole Frost

Executive Assistant to Senior Vice President of Instructional and Student Affairs




William R. Rocks, Ed.D.

Dean of Career Education




Lynn Grimm

Administrative Assistant to the Interim Dean of Career Education




Connie Clifton

Dean of Educational Services




Susan Cecil

Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Educational Services



Tom Striplin, M.Ed.

Dean of Arts and Sciences