The Accrediting Commission is comprised of ten members. Five members are from DEAC-accredited institutions and are elected by institutions that hold DEAC accreditation status. Five members are appointed by the Commission to represent the public. At least two public members of the Commission must be academics, defined by DEAC as an individual who works full time at an educational institution and who actively teaches, delivers educational content to students and/or engages in educational research related to the institution's mission.
The following individuals are current members of the Accrediting Commission. Click each Commissioner's name to view their biography.
Lucien "Skip" Capone*University Counsel, University of North Carolina, Asheville (Retired)Term expires March 31, 2023Chair, Executive Committee
Cheryl Hayek Chief Academic Officer, The Art of Education UniversityTerm expires March 31, 2023Vice-Chair, Executive Committee
Traci Lee President, Sonoran Desert Institute (SDI)Term expires March 31, 2022Treasurer, Executive Committee
Jack Goetz* Lecturer, USC Gould School of LawTerm expires March 31, 2023Member at Large, Executive Committee
Khalilah Burton Vice Provost, Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Compliance, Columbia Southern UniversityTerm expires March 31, 2024
Gordon Drummond President, Sessions College for Professional DesignTerm expires March 31, 2023
Michael Harter* President and CEO of T.H.E. Inc. and the Tulsa Wedding School (Retired)Term expires March 31, 2024
Wanda Nitsch* President, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (Retired)Term expires March 31, 2024
John Sabatini* Divisional Vice President at Laureate Global Products and Services (Retired)Term expires March 31, 2022
Cheri St Arnauld President, Chief Academic Officer, Aspen UniversityTerm expires March 31, 2024