Cynthia Jackson-Hammond to Lead the Council for Higher Education Accreditation

Cynthia Jackson-Hammond has been named the next president of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, effective August 1. The organization, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is an association of degree-granting colleges and universities and a national advocate and institutional voice for academic quality through accreditation.

“I am pleased to serve as president of CHEA and look forward to continuing advocacy of accreditation, member institutions and the work of all recognized accrediting organizations,” Dr. Jackson-Hammond stated.

Dr. Jackson-Hammond is retiring as president of Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, on June 30. She became the historically Black university’s first woman president on July 1, 2012.

Earlier in her career, Dr. Jackson-Hammond was provost and vice president of academic affairs at Coppin State University in Baltimore, dean of the School of Education and Human Performance at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina and dean of the College of Education and Human Performance at Delaware State University.

Dr. Jackson-Hammond is a graduate of Grambling State University in Louisiana. She holds a master’s degree in education from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and a doctorate in education from Grambling State University.

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