(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-North Carolina), newly appointed Chair of the House Education and the Workforce Committee’s Higher Education Subcommittee, will address the Council for Higher Education Accreditation’s 2011 Annual Conference. Her remarks will be delivered at the conference’s opening session, scheduled for 8:00-9:00 am on January 25, 2011 at the Marriott Hotel Washington in Washington, DC.
A third-term representative of North Carolina’s First District in the U.S. House of Representatives, Foxx serves on the full Education and the Workforce Committee and the Committee on Rules, which helps determine what higher education legislation comes to the floor of the House.
“We are extremely pleased that Congresswoman Foxx will speak at our Annual Conference,” said CHEA President Judith Eaton. “She will play a pivotal role in federal oversight of the laws and regulations governing higher education and accreditation.”
Foxx brings an extensive background in higher education to her work on Capitol Hill. She served as President of Mayland Community College in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. Previously, she taught at and held administrative posts at other North Carolina higher education institutions, including Appalachia State University and Caldwell Community College. She earned an Ed.D. in Higher Education/Curriculum from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro.
CHEA’s 2011 Annual Conference will be held January 24-26 at the Marriott Washington Hotel (1221 22nd Street, NW). The conference will be followed by the CHEA International Seminar, January 26-27.
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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.