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Florida Tech President Elected to Colleges Commission Board

Dwayne McCay Will Serve Three-Year Term

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Tech President Dwayne McCay has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

McCay, who has served at Florida Tech as provost and chief academic officer, executive vice president and chief operating officer, and, since July 2016, as president, was one of 24 new or re-elected members chosen by the College Delegate Assembly in elections held last month.

The College Delegate Assembly consists of institutional CEOs of the 793 member institutions in the 11 states that comprise the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The member states are Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

Among its primary duties, the SACSCOC Board is responsible for preparing the policies that govern the organization, taking final action on accreditation-related decisions, and appointing special or ad hoc study committees as needed.

The term for the 24 new board members ends Dec. 31, 2021.

Founded in 1895, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools is comprised of the Council on Accreditation and School Improvement and the Commission on Colleges. The Commission on Colleges was founded in 1912 and was organized to develop standards and a process for accrediting colleges and universities in the South.

Florida Tech is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, education specialist and doctoral degrees. Contact the SACS Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Florida Institute of Technology. The commission requests they be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant noncompliance with a requirement or standard.

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