Cleveland State’s President Dr. Carl Hite was elected to serve as Vice Chair for the Executive Council of the Board of Trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) for the Commission on Colleges.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. The Commission’s mission is the enhancement of educational quality throughout the region and it strives to improve the effectiveness of institutions by ensuring that institutions meet standards established by the higher education community that address the needs of society and students.
The Executive Council consists of 13 members: one institutional representative from each state within the region of the Southern Association, one public representative, and one from a state within the region who shall serve as the Chair. All Executive Council members shall be members of the Commission’s Board of Trustees.
“I feel very privileged and honored to be selected by my colleagues on the Commission,” stated Dr. Hite. I look forward to serving them in the coming year. I have been serving on the Executive Council as the representative for Tennessee for four years, but my new role is to serve in the absence of the Chair. Dr. Larry Earvin is the Chair this year. (Dr. Earvin is the President and CEO of Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, TX.) I am also in charge of the evaluation of Dr. Belle Wheelan, SACS President.”
Dr. Hite continued, “The Commission has been the most rewarding experience professionally for me and my time here at Cleveland State because I have learned so much having the opportunity to work with these presidents all across the Southeast. It has been a real pleasure and a great learning experience.”