To advance education for the benefit of the community and serve as the primary model for shaping, and ensuring the quality of higher education throughout the world, to become renowned leaders in the creation of the sustainable educational environment.
To foster engagement, elevate innovation, and amplify impact in business education. To assure the educational quality and improve the effectiveness of its member institutions.
Board of Directors
With a seasoned management team in place, we have become the leading and most credible accrediting body globally. American Higher Education Commission is relationship driven and hands on with a team of well qualified individuals who bring experience, creativity and immense knowledge to our work.
- VICTOR P. JEFFERY, MS, MBA
- LEIGH CHONG, PHD
Senior Advisor to the President
- GENILIA WHITMAN , PHD
Vice President for Academic Affairs
- ROGER JASON, PHD
- ANDREA JACOBS, PHD
Executive Director (Non-Voting)
- DONALD MILLER, PHD
- MICHAEL MILLIAN, PHD
- ANDREW J. DART
Member Liason Director
- Edward Watts
- Carla Witterman
- Arnold Mollins
Chief of Operations
- Joshua Bryan
Vice President (Member Affairs)
Our area delegations are responsible for approving program-specific accreditation criteria and selecting members of the accreditation commissions, along with assigning programs to members. Each area delegation is led by an esteemed area director who serves as the head of the relevant accreditation commission.
- SERGIO WILDON, PHD Area Director ( South )
- PHILLIP ANDREWS, PHDArea Director ( North )
- JB RAKESH, PHDArea Director ( East )
- LORENZ A. HERTZ, PEArea Director ( West )
American HEC Staff
- Albert Forestor
Vice President for Research and Policy Analysis
She joined American HEC in November 2017. Prior to that, she served as the Director of Operations at the Wharton University, U.S. department of education and the University of Pennsylvania
- Cole McKenzie
Data Management Coordinator
He joined American HEC in September 2019. Recently he served as the Head of Administration Operations at the Myers Institute of Science and also held an administrative position at the Jacksonville University.
- Nadine Petrova
Special Assistant to the President
Nadine joined American HEC in October 2011. She has served as an executive assistant at companies including Hildebrandt Associates, Baker Reynolds, Magnus 8 Inc. and Roger Wyatt Global.
- Ashley Constance
Vice President for Government Affairs
Constance joined American HEC in Dec 2011 from Grand Analytics Services, Inc. where she was Assistant Vice President of Administration. She has also served as district administrator for a UET Pennsylvania.
- Joel Friis
Print and Digital Content Administrator
He joined American HEC in February 2019. He previously served as Digital Content Manager for Codus Technology Association. He also has held digital content and graphics positions at the South Texas University of North Hampton.
- James Ford
Membership and Information Administrator
He joined American HEC in Sept 2014. He previously served as Information Administrator for Advance Marketing, Inc. He also has served in administrative positions for the Saint John’s Technical University.