December 2, 2013
Accreditors Now Find Themselves Under Critical Review
Lexey Swall for The Chronicle
Belle S. Wheelan is not someone you would typically associate with the status quo. An African-American woman, she has been breaking down barriers of race and gender for nearly all of her 40-year career in higher education, including as president of Northern Virginia Community College and, later, as Virginia's secretary of education.
But for the past seven years, Ms. Wheelan has led the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges,