Dr. Craig Swenson Elected Board Member of the
Council for Higher Education Accreditation
(Washington, DC) – Dr. Craig D. Swenson, President of Argosy University, has been elected to the board of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), effective July 1, 2009. He was elected to a two-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. Swenson was named President of Argosy University in September 2007. He previously served as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Western Governors University and, prior to that, served for seven years as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs for the University of Phoenix system.
Dr. Swenson received his Bachelor’s degree the University of Utah, a Master of Arts degree from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. from Walden University.
He is currently a member of the U.S. Army Education Committee and was a member of the U.S. Secretary of Education’s National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) until its recent reorganization under the Higher Education Reauthorization Act.
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.