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The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of six official academic bodies responsible for the accreditation of public and private universities, colleges, secondary and elementary schools in the United States and foreign institutions of American origin. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges has jurisdiction over the U.S. states of California and Hawaii, its territories of Guam, American Samoa and Northern Marianas Islands, in addition to the Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, the Pacific Rim, East Asia, and areas of the Pacific and East Asia where American schools or colleges may apply to it for service.
Western Association of Schools and Colleges is divided into three groups. The Accrediting Commission for Schools accredits all schools below the college level. Included are elementary, junior high, middle, high and adult schools, whether public, private, or church-related. The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges evaluates and accredits public and private post-secondary institutions that offer two-year education programs and award the associate degree. The Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities  accredits public and private senior colleges and universities.
Commissioners serve overlapping three-year terms.
|Jeff Armstrong, President, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo |
|Janna Bersi, Associate Vice President for Academic Resources, Management, and Planning at CSU, Dominguez Hills |
|Linda Buckley, Chief Planning Officer, University of the Pacific (United States) |
|Ronald L. Carter, Provost and professor of biology at Loma Linda University |
|William Covino, President of California State University, Los Angeles |
|Reed Dasenbrock, Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, University of Hawai'i – Manoa |
|John Etchemendy, Provost at Stanford University |
|Erin S. Gore, Executive Vice President at Wells Fargo |
|Harold Hewitt, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Chapman University |
|Barbara Karlin, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Golden Gate University |
|Margaret Kasimatis, Associate Provost for Strategic Planning & Educational Effectiveness at Loyola Marymount University |
|Linda Katehi, Chancellor, UC Davis |
|Adrianna Kezar, Professor for Higher Education, University of Southern California |
|William A. Ladusaw, Dean of Humanities and Professor of Linguistics at UC Santa Cruz |
|Dr. Mac Powell, President of John F. Kennedy University |
|Sharon Salinger, Dean of Undergraduate Education and Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine |
|Sandra Serrano, Chancellor of Kern Community College District |
|Ramon Torrecilha, Professor of Sociology at California State University, Dominguez Hills |
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