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Meet our Commissioners

Below are the commissioners that currently serve on the Board of Directors.

For more information on the responsibilities of the Board of Directors, please see the Bylaws section of the Accreditation Criteria.

Ms. Jeanne Herrmann, Chair
Chief Operating Officer
Globe University/Minnesota School of Business
8089 Globe Drive
Woodbury, MN  55125
Phone: (651) 332-8012
E-mail: jherrmann@globeuniversity.edu
M.B.A., Entrepreneurship, Globe University/Minnesota School of Business
B.A., Psychology, Hamline University
Term expires 2015 – AM

Mr. John D. Euliano, Chair-Elect
Member, Board of Directors
American Higher Education Development Corporation
E-mail: jeuliano@gkbinvestments.com
Ed.S., Computing Technology in Education, Nova Southeastern University
M.S., Computing Technology in Education, Nova Southeastern University
B.A., Applied Organizational Management, Warner Southern College
Term expires 2015 - REM

Dr. Edward G. Thomas, Treasurer
Cleveland State University
Professor of Marketing, Emeritus
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: 216-687-4766
E-mail: e.thomas@csuohio.edu
Ed.D, Business Education, University of Kentucky
M.A., Business Education, Western Kentucky University
B.S., Business Administration, Western Kentucky University
Term expires 2017 - AM

Dr. Seth Balogh
Chief Academic Officer/Compliance & Regulatory Affairs
Bryan University
237 S. Florence Ave., Springfield, MO 65806
Phone: (417) 862-0098
E-mail: sbalogh@bryanu.edu
Ph.D., Biobehavioral Science, University of Connecticut
M.S., Biobehavioral Science, University of Connecticut
B.S., Biology/Psychology, Baldwin-Wallace University
Term expires 2018 – AM

Ms. Linda Blair
Dean and Chief Academic Officer
Spencerian College
4627 Dixie Highway
P.O. Box 16418
Louisville, KY  40216
Phone: (502) 449-7811
E-mail: lblair@spencerian.edu 
B.S., Nursing, Spalding University
M.Ed., Spalding University
Term expires 2015 – AM

Ms. Julie Blake
Vice President, Operations
Eagle Gate College Group
405 S. Main Street
Suite 130
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: (801) 333-7157
E-mail: julieblake@eaglegatecollege.edu
B.A., Psychology, University of St. Thomas
Term expires 2018 – EM 

Mr. Edwin Colón
ITT Technical Institute 
Campus Director 
7600 west 119 Street  
Overland Park Kansas 66213 
Phone: (913) 253-1300 
E-mail:ecolon@itt-tech.edu
Term expires 2014 - EM 

Dr. Lawrence Leak
Former Title: Interim Provost and Chief Academic Officer (Retired)
Previous Affiliation: University of Maryland University College
E-mail: lawrence.leak@gmail.com
B.A., St. Mary's College of Maryland
M.Ed., University of Maryland
Ph.D., University of Maryland
Term expires 2014 - AP

Mr. Luis Llerena
Executive Director
CBT College
8991 SW 107 Ave
Suite 200
Miami, FL  33176
Phone: (786) 693-8814
E-mail:luis@cbt.edu
MBA, Nova Southeasten University
B.S., University of Miami
Term expires 2015 - AM

Ms. LaShondra Peebles
Vice President, Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
Chicago State University
9501 S. King Drive, Cook ADM 129
Chicago, IL 60643
Phone: 773-821-2158
E-mail: lpeebl20@csu.edu
Ph.D., Candidate 2014, Educational Policy and Organizational Leadership, University of Illinois
J.D., Law, University of Illinois
M.Ed., Educational Policy Studies, University of Illinois
Term expires 2017 - RAAM

Dr. Mary Anne Ramirez
Campus Dean
Stratford University
11104 W. Broad St
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Phone: 804-339-8117
E-mail: mrearamirez@gmail.com
Ed.D., University of Massachusetts
M.Ed., University of Massachusetts
B.S.N., Medical College of Virginia, VCU
Term expires: 2017 - AM

Mr. Miguel Angel Rivera
Dewey University
427 Barbosa Avenue
Hato Rey, PR 00910
Phone: 787-753-0039
Fax: 787-764-6303
E-mail: miguel.rivera@dewey.edu
M.A., Sociology, The American University, Washington, D.C.
M.A., Criminal Justice, Inter-American University, San Juan, Puerto Rico
B.A., Political Science, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
Term expires 2018 – EM

Dr. Ruth Shafer
Lindenwood University
Adjunct Professor, Master of Education and Administration Programs
Phone: 636-532-2320
E-mail: drruthie@sbcglobal.net
Ph.D., Educational Admin istration, St. Louis University
Ed.S., Educational Administration, St. Louis University
M.Ed, Business Education, University of Missouri
B.E., Business Education, University of Missouri
Term expires 2016 - AP

Dr. Dennis Trinkle
Provost/Chief Academic Officer
Harrison College
500 North Meridian Street, Suite 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-447-6000
E-mail: dennis.trinkle@harrison.edu 
Ph.D. University of Cincinnati
M.B.A., University of Phoenix
M.A., University of Cincinnati
B.A., DePauw University 
Term expires 2017 – RAAM

Ms. Beth Wilson
Executive Vice President
Everest College
6 Hutton Centre Drive, Suite 400
Santa Ana, CA 92707
Phone: (714) 825-7217
E-mail: bwilson@cci.edu
M.B.A., National University
Term expires 2018 – AM

Albert C. Gray, Ph.D, President and Chief Executive Officer
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
750 First Street, NE, Suite 980
Washington, DC  20002-4241
Phone:(202) 336-6778
Fax: (202) 842-2593
E-mail: agray@acics.org
B.S., Civil Engineering Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
M.Eng, Environmental Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Ex officio

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Key:

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