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WVSU Dean Appointed to Group Reviewing Public School System Standards

WVSU Dean Appointed to Group Reviewing Public School System Standards

1/16/2013
 
Contact: Dr. Donna M. Simon
(304) 766-3363
dsimon@wvstateu.edu
 
 
 
Jan. 16, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
WVSU Dean Appointed to Group Reviewing Public School System Standards

INSTITUTE, W.Va. -- Dr. Robert L. Harrison Jr., dean of the College of Professional Studies at West Virginia State University (WVSU), has been appointed to the West Virginia Office of Performance Audits Accountability/Accreditation Stakeholder Group.

He is one of only two representatives of the state’s higher education institutions appointed to the group. The other comes from West Virginia University.

“In the College of Professional Studies at West Virginia State, we place a strong emphasis on the importance of public service,” Harrison said. “Participation on this committee gives me the unique opportunity to demonstrate that we practice what we preach.”

The Accountability/Accreditation Stakeholder Group is charged by the West Virginia Board of Education and the state Legislature to develop new standards for West Virginia’s public school system. The group will make recommendations on new accountability standards and for a new accreditation model. These recommendations will be used by the State Board of Education in revising its policies and in working with the Legislature to modify state code.

In addition to representatives from higher education, the group consists of legislators, teachers, principals, central office staff and members of local School Improvement Councils.
           
                                                                                       
West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, WV. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
 
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