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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 12, 2016
Contact: Tim Willard
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Brian “Blu” Christopher Kelley Appointed Director of the
CHEA International Quality Group

blu kelley(Washington, DC) Brian “Blu” Christopher Kelley has been appointed Director of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG). He joined the CHEA/CIQG staff in September 2016.

Mr. Kelley will work with CHEA President Judith Eaton and Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić, CHEA’s Senior Advisor on International Affairs, as CIQG addresses a range of issues for accreditation and quality assurance internationally.

Since 2013, Mr. Kelley served as a Foreign Affairs Officer at the Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (ONESQA) in Thailand, working on a variety of issues affecting quality of education.

Previously, he worked in China, Canada and the United States in positions related to education. Brian holds a baccalaureate degree in political science from Lehman College, City University of New York, and a Master’s degree in international studies from the University of Miami.

“We are delighted that Blu will serve as CIQG’s Director,” said CHEA President Judith Eaton. “His experience both in international affairs and in quality assessment will make him a strong addition to the CHEA/CIQG staff.”

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A national advocate and institutional voice for academic quality through accreditation, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes approximately 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations. The CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) is a division within CHEA focused on quality assurance and accreditation in an international setting.

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