Meet our Commissioners

Below are the commissioners that currently serve on the Board of Directors. To contact any of the commissioners, e-mail  For more information on the roles and responsibilities of

Mr. John D. Euliano, Chair (Member/Administrative)*
President/School Owner (Retired)
Ed.S. Computer Information Sciences – Nova Southeastern University 
M.S. Computer Information Sciences – Nova Southeastern University 
Term expires 2017 - REM 

Mr. Roger Swartzwelder, Vice Chair (Member/Administrative)*
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer
Education Corporation of America
B.A., Dickinson College
M.B.A., The George Washington University
J.D., The George Washington University
Term expires 2018 - RAAM  

Mr. Richard Bennett (Member/Administrative)
Sr. Vice President of Financial Aid
Southern Technical College
BS Finance, University of Central Florida
Term expires 2020 – AM  

Dr. Fardad Fateri (Member/Administrative)
President & CEO
International Education Corporation
Ph.D., Leadership & Behavior, Alliant International University
Term expires 2020 - EM 

Ms. Elizabeth M. Guinan (Public)*
Former Title: President
Former Affiliation: The Art Institute of Charlotte
B.A., History, Queens College
Term expires 2022 - AP

Dr. Adriene K. Hobdy
 (Public, Academic)
Talent Management & Leadership Development
Montgomery County Community College
Ed.D., Higher Education Leadership & Innovation, Wilmington University (DE)
M.S., Business - Human Resources Management, The Lincoln University (PA)
M.S., Budget and Finance, The Lincoln University (PA)
B.A., Political Science, Xavier University of Louisiana
Term expires 2020 – AP  

Dr. Lawrence Leak, Secretary/Treasurer (Public/Academic)* 
Former Title: Interim Provost and Chief Academic Officer (Retired)
Previous Affiliation: University of Maryland University College
Ph.D., Educational Administration and Supervision, University of Maryland
M.Ed., Educational Administration and Supervision,  University of Maryland
B.A., Social Science and Education, St. Mary's College of Maryland 
Term expires 2019 - AP 

Ms. Tibby Loveman (Public)
Nurse Educator and Medical Assistant Instructor (Retired)
B.S.N., University of Alabama School of Nursing
Term expires 2019 - RAM

Dr. Rafael Ramirez-Rivera (Public/Administrative)*
Inter American University of Puerto Rico
EdD., Education Administration, University of Puerto Rico
M.A., Economics, University of Puerto Rico
B.A., Economics, University of Puerto Rico
Term expires 2017 -RAM

Dr. Edward G. Thomas (Public/Academic)
Professor of Marketing, Emeritus
Cleveland State University
Ed.D, Business Education, University of Kentucky
M.A., Business Education, Western Kentucky University
B.S., Business Administration, Western Kentucky University
Term expires 2017 - AP 

Dr. Judee A. Timm (Public/Academic)
Business/International Business Professor
Monterey Peninsula College
Ph.D., Education, Southern Illinois University
Term expires 2022 – AP 

Ms. Michelle Edwards*  
President & CEO
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
750 First Street, NE, Suite 980
Washington, DC 20002-4241
M.B.A, Saint Leo University
B.A., Business Administration/Management, Saint Leo University
Ex officio






AP Appointed Public Member
AM Appointed ACICS-Accredited Member
EM Elected ACICS-Accredited Member
REM Replaced Elected ACICS - Accredited Member
RAAM Replaced Appointed ACICS-Accredited Member
RAM Replaced Appointed Public Member
* Executive Committee is noted by asterisk