The president and founder of Eucon University on Saipan, Dr. H. Christian Wei, has been elected to serve as an accreditation commissioner of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools.
Wei, who earned his doctorate from Bob Jones University, will serve a three-year term beginning July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2021.
TRACS president Dr. Timothy W. Eaton announced the results of the election of TRACS commissioners.
The TRACS Accreditation Commission is composed of 18 members and includes 13 institutional representatives, two faculty representatives, and three public representatives, each serving three-year terms. The commission employs a president who also serves on the commission and executes its policies.
TRACS accreditation commissioners represent over 500 years of professional experience in higher education, military service, and business. They hold 46 graduate degrees from accredited institutions across America and have served an average of 8.6 years on the commission.
Aside from Wei, the other newly elected commissioners include:
Rev. Michael J. Cavanaugh (Th.M., Bakke Graduate University) is president of Elim Bible Institute and College, New York.
Dr. James L. Flanagan (Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is president of Luther Rice College and Seminary, Georgia.
Dr. Larry D. Hunt (D.Min., Nazarene Theological Seminary) is a public representative who is a retired minister and former college president living in San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. David R. Nicholas (Th.D., Grace Theological Seminary) is president of Shasta Bible College and Graduate School, California.
Dr. Gary M. Weier (Ph.D., Purdue University) is provost of Bob Jones University, South Carolina.
TRACS is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, and International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education as a national institutional accrediting agency for Christian postsecondary institutions that offer certificates, diplomas, associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees, including distance learning. (PR)