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CHEA 2017 Committee on Recognition

(January 2017)

William B. DeLauder (Chair)
President Emeritus
Delaware State University
January 2016 - December 2017

Daniel O. Aleshire
Former Executive Director
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
January 2017 - December 2018

Pauletta Brown Bracy
Office of University Accreditation
North Carolina Central University
January 2015 - December 2017

Barbara Brittingham
President & Director
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
January 2016 - December 2018

Mary Jane Harris
Higher Education Consultant
January 2017 - December 2017


David Holger
Professor Emeritus of Aerospace Engineering
Iowa State University
January 2015 - December 2017

E. Clorisa Phillips
Education Consultant
January 2017 - December 2017

Mary Ann P. Swain
Battle Professor
State University of New York at Binghamton
Decker School of Nursing
January 2016 - December 2018

David Werner
Chancellor Emeritus
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
January 2017 - December 2018


About the Committee on Recognition

Membership. The Committee on Recognition is appointed by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Board of Directors (“Board of Directors”) upon recommendation by the President of CHEA in consultation with CHEA-recognized accrediting organizations. The Committee is responsible for considering the eligibility and recognition status of new and continuing accrediting organizations. The Committee is accountable to the Board of Directors and forwards its recommendations for eligibility and recognition to the Board. The Committee will consist of nine (9) members, each serving a three (3)-year term. The Committee will include public members, members from regional, specialized, national, and professional accrediting organizations, and members from colleges and universities. CHEA will seek participation that reflects the diversity of the accrediting community and higher education institutions.

Conduct of Meetings. The Committee, in consultation with the President of CHEA, will establish the time, place, and procedures for its meetings. The Committee will consider all materials it deems pertinent that are generated by the recognition review. The Committee will review an accrediting organization at regularly scheduled meetings.

Committee Relationship to Board of Directors. The Committee advises the Board of Directors concerning eligibility, recognition, and change of recognized scope of accreditation of accrediting organizations. With due regard for the Committee’s advice, the Board of Directors reviews the Committee’s reports and recommendations and makes final determinations as to eligibility, recognition, and change of recognized scope of accreditation of accrediting organizations. Members of the Board of Directors are not eligible for service on the Committee.

From Recognition of Accrediting Organizations: Policy and Procedures, approved by the CHEA Board of Directors September 28, 1998 and revised by the CHEA Board of Directors January 23, 2006 and June 28, 2010.

Last Modified: Nov 6, 2017

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