Washington, D.C. – Jeanne Herrmann, chief operating officer of Globe University in
Woodbury, MN, has been appointed to the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. She joins 14 other experienced, public and private-sector education professionals who together provide quality assurance for private, post-secondary institutions through peer review and evaluation.
Ms. Herrmann’s appointment fills a vacancy on the Council created by the resignation of Darrell Kerr, president of Savannah River College in Augusta, GA. Her term runs through the end of 2010.
Ms. Herrmann has served in various capacities at Globe University/Minnesota School of Business since 1994, and has been affiliated with career education since 1991. She became chief operating officer in 2004. She has served as a peer evaluator for ACICS since 1998.
Ms. Herrmann earned an undergraduate degree in psychology at Hamline University in St. Paul, and completed her MBA in entrepreneurship at Globe University. She is past chair of the Minnesota Career College Association, and is a member of the Minnesota Higher Education Advisory Council and P-16 Partnership.
“We are pleased to have someone of Jeanne’s professional caliber and base of experience join the council,” said Eric Juhlin, ACICS chair. “She brings a great deal of applied knowledge and perspective to the quality assurance process, and is highly respected as an educator, administrator and peer review expert.”
ACICS accredits more than 730 professional, technical and occupational institutions serving nearly 600,000 students in the U.S. and nine foreign countries, including Saudi Arabia. ACICS is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation as a reliable authority on institutional quality.