(Washington, DC) – Senator Bob Kerrey, Managing Director of Allen and Company, has been elected to the board of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), effective September 30, 2014. He was elected to a three-year term during the CHEA Board of Directors meeting held September 29-30, 2014 in Washington, DC.
In addition to his position with Allen and Company, Kerrey serves as Executive Chairman of the Minerva Institute for Research and Development, the nonprofit research arm of the Minerva Project. He is President Emeritus of the New School in New York City, where he served as President from 2001-2010.
Kerrey was elected U.S. Senator from Nebraska in 1988, serving from 1989 to 2001. During his two terms in the Senate, he served on committees including Finance, Appropriations and the Select Committee on Intelligence, where he was Vice Chair from 1995-1999. Previously, he served as Governor of Nebraska from 1983 to 1987.
A national advocate and institutional voice for academic quality through accreditation, CHEA is an association of approximately 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations. CHEA is the only national association focused exclusively on higher education accreditation.
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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