Springfield College Vice President for Academic Affairs Jean Wyld Elected as Chair of the CIHEPosted November 8, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Springfield College Vice President for Academic Affairs Jean A. Wyld has been elected to the position of chair of the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
As chair of the CIHE, Wyld will provide leadership for the commission in its work of developing and applying the standards for accreditation that govern the nearly 300 public and private Colleges and Universities in New England and abroad accredited by NEASC. She also will join the NEASC board of trustees to represent the needs of higher education in the New England region and to external groups.
"I am very honored to represent Springfield College through my work on the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education,” said Wyld. “Clearly my experience with the broad array of undergraduate and graduate programs offered by the College at its nine campuses around the country has helped prepare me for the challenges of this new position."
Wyld has served as vice president for academic affairs at Springfield College since 2001. Prior to this, she served as the chief academic officer and dean of academic affairs at York College of Pennsylvania, and as senior vice president for academic affairs at Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire. While at Colby-Sawyer, she was selected as an American Council of Education fellow and served her fellowship year at Boston College. She has been active in community service in the Springfield area and currently serves as vice chair of the board of directors of the Springfield School Volunteers.
The CIHE of the NEASC is the regional accreditation agency for colleges and universities in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Three institutions in Greece, three in Switzerland, and one in Bulgaria, Bermuda and Lebanon are also affiliated with CIHE.