DSU boss to chair accreditation board

CLEVELAND – The president of Delta State University has been elected chair of the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges.
Dr. John Hilpert was chosen Tuesday at the organization’s annual conference in Atlanta. The SACS Commission on Colleges is the regional accreditation body for degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states.
Hilpert took over at DSU is 2003 and is the second Mississippi university president to serve as chair. Former University of Mississippi Chancellor Robert Khayat also held the post.
Hilpert will assume duties as chair in 2010 after finishing his term as the 2009 vice chair.

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