Accrediting Committee

The members of the Accrediting Committee meet once a year to review the reports of on-site observations submitted by site visit teams. The Committee examines the reports thoroughly and makes recommendations for accrediting actions. The recommendations are forwarded to the Accrediting Council, which makes all final accrediting decisions.

The Accrediting Committee has 15 members. The Accrediting Council President serves as an ex-officio voting member of the Committee.

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Will Norton, Chair, Accrediting Committee
Edwin and Becky Meek School of Journalism and New Media
University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677
(662)915-7146 Fax: (662)915-7765
(Term expires 2015)

Christopher Callahan, Vice Chair, Accrediting Committee
Dean and University Vice Provost
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Arizona State University
555 N. Central Ave., Suite 302
Phoenix, AZ 85004-1248
(602)496-5012 Fax: (602)496-5116
(Term expires 2015)

Andrew Alexander
Visiting Professional, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
Ohio University
2925 43rd St., NW
Washington, DC
(Term expires 2016)

Trevor Brown
Dean Emeritus
School of Journalism
Indiana University
3806 Devonshire Lane
Bloomington, IN 47408
(Term expires 2016)

Kathryn Christensen
Professor of Practice
College of Journalism and Mass Communications
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
319 Andersen Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0443
(Term expires 2017)

Heidi de Laubenfels
Vice President, Communications and External Relations
5005 Third Ave., S
Seattle, WA 98134
(Term expires 2017)

Vincent Duffy
News Director
Michigan Public Radio
535 W. William St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(Term expires 2015)

Charlotte Hall
Senior Vice President
and Editor, Retired
Orlando Sentinel
219 Cornerstone Drive
Newton Square, PA 19073
(Term expires 2017)

Marie Hardin
College of Communications
201C Carnegie Building
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
(Term expires 2015)

Wanda Lloyd
Department of Journalism and Mass Communications
Kennedy 214
Savannah State University
Savannah, GA 31404
(Term expires 2017)

John Paluszek
Senior Counsel
1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
(646)935-3913 Fax: (646)935-4493
(Term expires 2016)

Africa Price
Director of Public Relations
and Communications
City of Shreveport
Shreveport, LA
(Term expires 2016)

Brad Rawlins
College of Media and Communication
Arkansas State University
PO Box 1930,
State University, AR 72467-0540
Fax: (870)972-3856
(Term expires 2015)

Jennifer Sizemore
Vice President of Communications
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98109
(Term expires 2015)

Jan Slater
College of Media
University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign
119 Gregory Hall
810 S. Wright St.
Urbana, IL 61801
(Term expires 2015)