Dr. Dorothy Leland Elected Board Member of the
Council for Higher Education Accreditation
(Washington, DC) – Dr. Dorothy Leland, President of Georgia College & University, has been elected to the board of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), effective July 1, 2009. She was elected to a three-year term during the organization’s annual board meeting, held April 27-28 in Washington, D.C.
CHEA serves as a national advocate and institutional voice that seeks to maintain the excellence of its 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities by promoting self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation. The association recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations.
Dr. Leland became the 10th President of Georgia College & State University on January 1, 2004. She oversees a residential liberal arts campus and two commuter centers with a combined enrollment of more than 6,000 students and almost 800 faculty and staff.
Prior to leading Georgia College, Leland served as vice president of the Boca Raton Campus of Florida Atlantic University. She also served as associate provost, executive director of university strategic planning and director of the Women’s Studies Center at Florida Atlantic. Previously, she held faculty positions at California State University-Northridge, California State University-Chico and California State University-Santa Cruz, as well as at Purdue University, where she earned her B.A. in English, M.A. in American Studies and Ph.D. in Philosophy.
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 www.chea.org.