Accreditation Liaison Officers

The MASU Accreditation Liaison Officers (ALO) Committee consists of the chief officers at Michigan’s public universities responsible engaging with accreditation bodies, the non-profit groups that evaluate universities to ensure they are providing a quality education. Accreditation can be provided at the university-wide level, done in Michigan by the Higher Learning Commission, or at individual program levels, such as engineering, nursing, or law. At their meetings, ALOs discuss how best to prepare for a site visit by accreditors, how to measure and define learning, and how to use the finding of the accreditation process to improve the academic mission.

As with all MASU committees, during their convenings, members of the ALO Committee provide insight on the implications of current state and federal policy issues and fiscal dynamics affecting Michigan’s public universities. Traditional and emerging higher education topics and trends are considered from the perspective of ALOs, with particular attention paid to such issues as learning outcomes, institutional effectiveness, demonstrating the value of a degree, and curricular relevance.

Accreditation Liaison Officers

Central Michigan University
Shellie Haut, Executive Director/Licensure, Regulatory Services & Human Capital
350 Ronan Hall
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
(989) 744-1308
hautr1sl@cmich.edu

Eastern Michigan University
Position Vacant
106 Welch Hall
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 487-4924


Ferris State University
Dr. Mandy R. Seiferlein, Associate Provost of Assessment & Accreditation
1201 S. State Street
CSS 310
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 408-2326
mandyseiferlein@ferris.edu

Grand Valley State University
Dr. Sean Lancaster, Assistant Vice President of Assessment and Accreditation
3090 James H. Zumberge Hall
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49401
(616) 331-2400
lancasts@gvsu.edu

Lake Superior State University
Dr. Gail Essmaker, Vice Provost for Accreditation and Assessment
650 W. Easterday Avenue
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
(906) 635-2278
gessmaker@lssu.edu

Michigan State University
Dr. Stacia Moroski-Rigney, Director, Accreditation, Program Review, and Assessment
426 Auditorium Road, Room 221
East Lansing, MI 48824
517-353-0661
rigneyst@msu.edu

Michigan Technological University
Dr. Alexandria Guth, Director of Academic Accreditation and Compliance
505B Administration Building
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 487-2097
alguth@mtu.edu

Northern Michigan University
Dr. Daniel Cullen, Director of Institutional Accreditation & Assessment
1400 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855-5301
(906) 227-2378
dcullen@nmu.edu

Oakland University
Dr. Kristin Landis-Piwowar , Interim Associate Provost for Quality Assurance and Accreditation
371 Wilson Boulevard
Wilson Hall, Room 205
Rochester, MI 48309
(248) 370-2190
landispi@oakland.edu

Saginaw Valley State University
Brian Thomas, Associate Provost
7400 Bay Road
Wickes Hall 334
University Center, MI 48710
(989) 964-7320
bjthoma1@svsu.edu

University of Michigan
Position Vacant
3084 Fleming Administration Building
Office of the Provost
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1340
(734) 764-7994


University of Michigan - Dearborn
Jessica LaGrange, Academic Success Coordinator
4901 Evergreen Road
Office of the Provost
Dearborn, MI 48128
(313) 583-6645
jessbl@umich.edu

University of Michigan - Flint
Dr. Stephen W. Turner (Chair), Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Programs
303 East Kearsley Street
251 Thompson Library
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 762-3171
swturner@umich.edu

Wayne State University
Dr. Darin Ellis, Associate Provost for Academic Programs & Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness
656 W. Kirby
4228 Faculty Administration Building
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 577-0167
rdellis@wayne.edu

Western Michigan University
Dr. Adriana Cardoso Reyes, Assistant Director of Institutional Accreditation and Planning
1903 West Michigan Avenue
B-113 Henry Hall Annex
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5200
(269) 387-0391
adriana.cardoso@wmich.edu

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