Press Release: Special “Blue Ribbon” Advisory Committee Announced

Contact:    Anthony Bieda
                 ACICS Executive in Charge


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WASHINGTON – JUNE 22, 2016 – The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) today announced the formation of a Special “Blue Ribbon” Advisory Committee to conduct a complete and in-depth examination of ACICS’ governance, standards, practices, operations, staffing, evaluator pool, support services, and accreditation processes. The committee will propose a set of fundamental changes intended to enhance an evidence-based program of quality assurance.

“I am confident the independent members of this committee have the expertise to recommend changes to our organization that will put students first by focusing on student achievement, including student retention rates, job placement, and licensure/certification exam pass rates,” said ACICS Council Chair Lawrence Leak.

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