Dr. Barbara Snyder Elected Board Member of the
Council for Higher Education Accreditation
(Washington, DC) – Dr. Barbara R. Snyder, President of Case Western Reserve 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. Snyder, who began her tenure on July 1, 2007, is the first woman to serve as president of Case Western Reserve University. She also spent two years as vice provost for academic policy and human resources. Dr. Snyder previously served as the executive vice president and provost of The Ohio State University. She began her academic career in higher education at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.
Dr. Snyder received a B.A. in Sociology from The Ohio State University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.
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.