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SACS Leadership Team

The SACSCOC Leadership Team's overall responsibility is "to manage and validate the internal institutional assessment of compliance."  The membership of the committee "normally include[s] the chief executive officer, the chief academic officer, the accreditation liaison, and a representative faculty member"  (Handbook for Institutions Seeking Reaffirmation, 15).  One responsibility of the team is to coordinate and manage the internal review process, including reviewing reports and representing Texas A&M University to external review teams.

The members of Texas A&M's SACSCOC Leadership Team are:

  • Michael K. Young, president,
  • Karan L. Watson, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs,
  • Michael T. Stephenson, associate provost for academic affairs and SACSCOC Liaison,
  • Jerry Strawser, vice president for finance and administration and CFO
  • Leonard Bierman, professor of management and speaker-elect of the Faculty Senate

The members of Texas A&M's SACSCOC Steering Committee are:

  • Michael T. Stephenson, associate provost for academic affairs and SACSCOC Liaison
  • Alicia M. Dorsey, assistant provost for institutional effectiveness
  • Jerry Strawser, vice president for finance and administration and CFO
  • Michael Benedik, vice provost
  • Vernon Tesh, associate vice president for academic affairs, HSC
  • Blanca Lupiani, executive associate dean of faculties 
  • Joseph P. Pettibon, associate vice president for academic services
  • Deena J. McConnell, associate vice president for administration and academic affairs
  • J. Martin Scholtz, executive associate vice president for research