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WFU administrator recognized by regional accrediting body


January 5, 2009

Harold R. Holmes, associate vice president and dean of student services at Wake Forest University, recently received a Meritorious Service Award from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) during its annual conference in San Antonio, Texas. 

Holmes served the commission by participating in 30 reaffirmation visits.  He also served on the Offsite Review Committee for a Pilot Project and as a member of the Compliance Certification Consultant group.

“Volunteerism is the key to self-regulation,” said Phillip C. Stone, chair of the commission.  “Self-regulation would be completely ineffective without volunteers like Mr. Holmes, who has committed his time and dedicated himself to sustaining the quality of the self-regulatory process.”

Holmes joined Wake Forest in 1987.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Hampton University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Fordham University.  He also completed the College Management Program at Carnegie Mellon University and the Management Development Program at Harvard University.

Meritorious Service Awards are presented to those in higher education who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to and understanding of accreditation processes, who are respected by their peers for their integrity and the meritorious quality of their service, and who are recognized as models of competency, creativity and accomplishment. 

The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools is the recognized regional accrediting body in 11 southern states and in Latin America for those institutions of higher education that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degrees.

Press Contacts:

Eric Frazier
(336) 758-5237


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