Reading the Tea Leaves and Trends of Accreditation: A Conversation with Consultants
February 8, 2024
1:30-3:00 PM Register here

About VRAS

VRAS Listserv

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VRAS, an active, purposeful network of higher education colleagues in Virginia, advances open discussion and dissemination of knowledge to support institutions’ achieving and sustaining SACSCOC accreditation.


VRAS serves the higher education community in Virginia by facilitating inter-institutional relationships and providing accurate information and reliable interpretation of SACSCOC policy.


The purposes of the VRAS are to:

  1. Build relationships among faculty and staff responsible for compliance with SACSCOC policies and principles.
  2. Provide resources for faculty and staff that deal with the intersection of state recognition and regional accreditation.
  3. Serve as a forum for discussion about salient accreditation-related issues and how they affect Virginia institutions.
  4. Share accreditation-related knowledge and experiences among Virginia institutions that may serve as an example or guidance to colleagues.
  5. Welcome, engage, and mentor new members from within our own and other accredited institutions within the Commonwealth to share knowledge and ensure the future growth of the VRAS.

Spring 2024 Events

Reading the Tea Leaves and Trends of Accreditation: A Conversation with Consultants, February 8, 2024, 1:30-3:00 PM Register here


Past Symposia and Events

The 2023-24 VRAS Planning Board

Linda Birtley (Union Presbyterian Seminary), Cindy Chiarello (James Madison University), Eric Earnhardt (Germanna Community College), Rick Hess (Marymount University), Denise Ridley-Johnston (William & Mary), Jason Lyons (Christopher Newport University), Ryan Murnane (Regent University), Tisha Paredes, Keri-Beth Pettengill (Brightpoint Community College), Matthew J. Smith (William & Mary), Rachel Smith (Hampden-Sydney College), Kathy Walker (Randolph Macon College),Susan Woodruff (George Mason University)

Contact - Matt Smith

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