Savoie re-elected to accrediting council

University of Louisiana at Lafayette President Joseph Savoie was recently re-elected to represent Louisiana on the executive council of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the regional accrediting body for higher education institutions in 11 Southern states, university officials announced.

Savoie will serve on a 13-member council that “works to set higher education standards and processes for colleges and universities, and ensure they are met,” according to a university news release. The council also is charged with the interpretation of commission policies and procedures for institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Council members are elected by the board of trustees.

Savoie’s one-year term continues through Dec. 31.