Professor Christopher D. Lu, Chair of IGA’s Membership Committee, member of the IGA Advisory Board, and former President of IGA recently completed an accreditation assignment by invitation from the Senior College and University Commission of Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
The WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) is a regional accrediting agency for colleges and universities awarding bachelor’s degrees or more advanced degrees. WSCUC accredits institutions in California, Hawaii, and the Pacific, and many outside the USA. The U.S. Department of Education recognizes WSCUC as certifying institutional eligibility for federal funding in several programs, including student access to federal financial aid. As stated in its web page, “ WSCUC pursues excellence and innovation. With equity at its core—success for all students—WSCUC pursues excellence through rigorous accreditation standards applied flexibly, empowering all its member institutions to achieve their missions.” This assignment was Dr. Lu’s third time serving on the accreditation team since his role as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affair and Accreditation Liaison Officer at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.
On his Linkedin page, Dr. Lu wrote, “What a relief to complete the team report of reaffirmation of accreditation for WSCUC! It is such a pleasure and privilege to work with a group of distinguished individuals in higher education, with two deans, one vice president, and two former presidents on the team. Great support from not one but two WSCUC vice presidents during the visit. Now the report is out of the way, routine exercise and scientific writing resumes.”
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