Texas A&M-Corpus Christi President Chosen to Serve as Chair of State Delegation on National Higher Education Board

Published: March 24, 2014

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi President Chosen to Serve as Chair of State Delegation on National Higher Education Board

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Dr. Flavius Killebrew, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi President and CEO, has been chosen to serve as the Chair of State Delegation for Texas for the

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

In this position, he will preside at all meetings, appoint new members to fill vacancies on the Board of Trustees, and lead the College Delegate Assembly in approving standards for accreditation.     

Killebrew will also continue his role as a member of the Investment Committee of the Board’s Executive Council for the SACSCOC.  As a member of the Investment Committee, Killebrew is responsible for reviewing the investments, service, and performance of the corporation as well as recommending needed changes in investments to the Executive Council.

“I look forward to serving as Chair of State Delegation, and continuing my service with this committee,” said Killebrew. “Our team works together to help to initiate new programs, special projects, and policies that assist the Southern Association in its mission to provide high-quality education to students in the region.”  

The SACSCOC Executive Council of the Board of Trustees, which serves as the executive arm of the Board of Trustees, consists of 13 members, each representing a state within the region of the Southern Association. All Executive Council members are also members of the Commission’s Board of Trustees and may be elected to serve a maximum of three successive one-year terms. 

As a member on the Board of Trustees for the SACSCOC, Killebrew is one of a 77-member body elected to represent approximately 800 institutions that are members of the Commission on Colleges. It is the board’s responsibility to determine commission policy, review and make decisions regarding the accreditation of higher education institutions in the Southeast, and forward proposed modifications of accreditation standards to the membership for a final vote.

The SACS Commission on Colleges is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. It serves as the common denominator of shared values and practices among the diverse institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Latin America and other international sites approved by the Commission on Colleges that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degrees.