Thank you for attending “What Does This Mean for Our Status?: Accreditation as a Catalyst & Lever for College Completion” Webinar on July 23, 2020.

Accreditation agencies are critical in shaping the institutional environment of learning and social support of students in the higher education ecosystem. In today’s climate, campuses, systems, and states are in the midst of making numerous decisions related to COVID-19 and the heightened national demand for racial equality and economic mobility. A large-scale concern is the potential for institutions to lose ground in the previously made gains in college completion and student success, that will be influenced and informed by accreditors. Please join Complete College America for a lively conversation with panelists from SACSCOC, NWCCU, and HLC that will address many of the overarching accreditation questions, concerns, and opportunities for institutions.


Moderator: Dhanfu Elston, Ph.D. | Chief of Staff & Senior Vice President for Strategy– Complete College America


  • Larry Earvin, Ph.D. | Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges
  • Mac Powell, Ph.D. | Northwest Commission on Colleges & Universities
  • Karen Solomon, Ed.D. |  Higher Learning Commission


You can find the transcript of the webinar, here.