Leo McGee elected to Commission on Colleges

Leo McGee, associate vice president for Academic Affairs, has been elected to the 77-member Commission on Colleges of the regional accrediting association, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The Commission accredits approximately 780 colleges and universities throughout the southeastern region of the United States and Latin America.

McGee's term began in January and concludes in December 2002.

McGee joined the administration at Tennessee Tech in 1977 as assistant dean of Extended Services and associate professor of Education. During his 19-year tenure at the university, he has also served as assistant and interim vice president for Academic Affairs. He holds master's and doctorate degrees in education from Ohio State University, where he also served as assistant director and director of Student Teaching. McGee later became a department head in the College of Education at Tennessee State University.

Author of more than 40 professional articles and 20 creative and opinion essays, McGee has written or co-written five books. One of his creative essays was the basis of a television documentary which was produced by Lifetime Cable Network.

As a member of the Commission on Colleges, McGee will join members in the responsibility of preparing a statement of standards for institutional membership; recommending membership dues assessments; conducting reviews and taking final action on the accreditation of collegiate institutions; reviewing reports from appointed study committees; and overseeing the work of the Commission's administrative staff.