Commission on Accreditation


Contact with the Commission on Accreditation should be made through the NASM National Office.

The Commission on Accreditation consists of eighteen elected members: a Chair, an Associate Chair, and sixteen members, all elected by the membership at large, and three Public Members. Each Commission member, with the exception of the Public Members, must have had experience as a visiting evaluator.

Each of the sixteen Commission members is elected in one of four categories: Baccalaureate, Master’s, Doctorate, or At-Large. Each category contains four places. At-Large members of the Commission may be serving in any type of baccalaureate or graduate degree-granting institutions. Once elected, Commission members work with the entire range of Commission business.

The duties of the Commission are to apply the accreditation and Membership standards of the Association for baccalaureate and graduate institutions and programs, and for independent postsecondary non-degree-granting institutions. The Commission receives applications and determines the qualifications of institutions seeking Membership and, after thorough examination in accordance with Association procedures takes action on behalf of the Association. The Commission also has the power to investigate the maintenance of standards and the observance of published commitments in any member institution under its jurisdiction.

NASM Commission on Accreditation 2019-2020:

Peter T. Witte, Chair (2022)
University of the Pacific

David Gier, Associate Chair (2022)
University of Michigan

Cathy Albergo (2021)
Florida Gulf Coast University

Dennis W. AsKew (2022)
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Donna M. Bohn (2021)
MidAmerica Nazarene University

Caterina Bristol (2020)
Alabama State University

C. Brad Foley (2020)
University of Oregon

Daniel Goble (2021)
Colorado State University

Calvin Hofer (2020)
Colorado Mesa University

Micheál Houlahan (2022)
Millersville University of Pennsylvania

H. Keith Jackson (2022)
West Virginia University

Edward Kocher pro tempore (2020)
Duquesne University

Ronda M. Mains (2020)
University of Arkansas

Karl Paulnack (2020)
Ithaca College

M. Todd Queen (2022)
Louisiana State University

Curt Scheib (2021)
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Ann B. Stutes pro tempore (2020)
Wayland Baptist University

Todd E. Sullivan (2022)
Northern Arizona University

Public Members:

Kelly Lormore
Indianapolis, Indiana

Fran Tucker
Herndon, Virginia

Lauren Frampton
Corinth, TX