Dean Appointed Delegate to Commission on Colleges
Ann McElaney-Johnson, dean of the college and vice president for academic and student affairs at Salem College, has been confirmed as a North Carolina delegate to the Board of Trustees for the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
The Commission on Colleges (COC) is the recognized regional accrediting body for those institutions of higher education in the South that award degrees. The COC’s main purpose is the improvement of educational quality throughout the region and the assurance to the public that its member institutions meet established standards.
As a board member, McElaney-Johnson will be one of a 77-member body elected to represent approximately 800 institutions with responsibility for determining COC policy, reviewing and making decisions regarding the accreditation of institutions, and conducting the initial review for any proposed dues changes or any modifications to the standards of the commission. She will also help serve as a liaison between the institutions and the commission itself.