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July 1, 2016
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CHEA Board of Directors Elects Board Members
and Executive Committee

(Washington, DC) The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Board of Directors elected two new board members as well as the 2016-2017 Executive Committee during the board’s Annual Meeting, held April 25-26, 2016, in Arlington, Virginia. The changes are effective July 1, 2016.

New members of the board (who will serve three-year terms for 2016-2019) are:

  • William A. “Bud” Baeslack III, Provost and Executive Vice President, Case Western Reserve University
  • Timothy J.L. Chandler, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Towson University

Members of the Executive Committee (who will serve a one-year term for 2016-2017) are:

  • James L. Gaudino (Chair), President, Central Washington University
  • Elsa Núñez (Secretary), President, Eastern Connecticut State University
  • Satish Tripathi (Treasurer), President, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
  • David Maxwell (Member-at-Large), President Emeritus, Drake University
  • Joe D. May (Member-at-Large), Chancellor, Dallas County Community College District

“Accreditation is important in every facet of higher education and the challenges facing accreditation are increasing,” said CHEA President Judith Eaton. We are deeply appreciative that these individuals will help CHEA address the critical issues ahead.”

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