Hector Carrasco, dean of the College of Education, Engineering, and Professional Studies at Colorado State University – Pueblo, has been appointed to the Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The University recently received a 10-year reaccreditation from the HLC after a two-year self evaluation process. Carrasco was a co-chair of the University’s efforts.
The 26-member Institutional Actions Council is made up of six public members and 20 peer-reviewers who are recognized for their knowledge, experience and understanding of the accreditation process. Six times a year, a seven-person panel from the Council reviews recommendations and related materials that pertain to the affiliation status of institutions.
The Higher Learning Commission identifies members of the Peer Review/ Consultant Evaluator Corps whose distinguished service makes them eligible for consideration to serve the Commission in other capacities. The Board approved Carrasco’s appointment at its June meeting. His four-year appointment runs from September 1 through, and continues through August 31, 2011.
Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.