Texas Tech President M. Duane Nellis

President Nellis Elected Member of SACSCOC Board of Trustees

The Texas Tech President is one of seven members from the state of Texas.

Texas Tech University President M. Duane Nellis recently was elected to the Board of Trustees of Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges’ (SACSCOC).

“SACSCOC is an important organization to higher education and the accreditation of the universities it represents,” Nellis said. “I am honored to have the opportunity to serve beside leadership of many of our peer institutions and help direct the efforts of its work.”

The SACSCOC is the recognized regional accrediting body in the eleven U.S. Southern states and in Latin America for those institutions of higher education that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degrees. The mission of SACSCOC is to assure the educational quality and improve the effectiveness of its member institutions.

Members of the Board of Trustees are elected for three year terms by a majority vote of the members of the College Delegate Assembly after nomination by the Nominating Committee of the Commission on Colleges.