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Joe D. May Elected Board Member of the
Council for Higher Education Accreditation

Dr. Joe D. May, President of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS), has been elected to the board of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), effective September 21, 2010. He was elected to a three-year term during the CHEA Board of Directors meeting held September 20-21, 2010 in Washington, D.C.

Dr. May became President of LCTCS in 2006. Prior to joining the system, he served as Senior Vice President for Best Associates, a private equity firm in Dallas, Texas, where he provided operational leadership for new higher education ventures in Illinois, Massachusetts and Colombia.

Previously, Dr. May served as System President for the Colorado Community College System and as the President of Pueblo Community College. His background includes serving in leadership roles in business organizations, as well as public and private colleges and universities.

Dr. May earned Bachelor of Science and Master’s of Education degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University. He earned a doctorate in education from Texas A & M – Commerce.

The CHEA Board of Directors is composed of chief executive officers from degree-granting institutions, joined by other institutional representatives and public members. The board and executive committee meet three times each year.

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A national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation, CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations. For more information, visit CHEA’s Website at

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