Marc Beam has more than 15 years experience in community colleges including ten years of institutional research with Antelope Valley College, Long Beach City College, Mt. San Antonio College, the Kern Community College District, and most recently, Cerro Coso Community College. Marc has been a research analyst, educational research assessment analyst, research director for a multi-college district, and now a college researcher. He holds a masters degree in educational technology and leadership from Prescott College (AZ). He has been on four previous accreditation site visits as the lead on standard one.