HT President Elected Chair for SACS

Dr. Larry L. Earvin, President of Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, TX, is the newly elected chair for The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Effective July 1, 2000, Dr. Earvin was appointed by the Board of Trustees as the fifth president and chief executive officer of Huston-Tillotson College. . During his fifth year and the 130th anniversary of the school, he moved the institution to university status as Huston-Tillotson University.

Dr. Earvin guided the University through successful 2002 and 2010 reaffirmations, established programs such as the William Edward Burghardt DuBois Honors Program and has established the reputation as an efficacious leader.

Currently, he serves on several commissions and boards in higher education and is active in national and international higher education initiatives

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the recognized regional accrediting body in the eleven U.S. Southern states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia) and in Latin America for those institutions of higher education that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degrees. The Commission on Colleges’ Board of Trustees is the representative body of the College Delegate Assembly and is charged with carrying out the accreditation process.

The College Delegate Assembly (CDA) includes one voting representative (the chief executive officer or the officer’s designee) from each accredited institution. It elects seventy-seven members to the SACSCOC Board of Trustees to guide the organization’s work and to implement the accreditation process.

The thirteen-member Executive Council is the executive arm of the Board of Trustees with primary responsibility for interpreting Commission policy and procedure. It also functions on behalf of the Board between sessions. The Chair, a public member, and a representative from each of the eleven Southern states in SACSCOC region make up the Executive Council membership. Council members are elected by the Board of Trustees.