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William Abare

Flagler College president William T. Abare, Jr., has been selected as the 2012 recipient of the James T. Rogers Distinguished Leadership Award.

Dec. 13, 2012

Flagler College president William T. Abare, Jr., has been selected as the 2012 recipient of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges James T. Rogers Distinguished Leadership Award. The award was recently presented at the association’s annual meeting in Dallas, Texas.

Named for the former executive director of the Commission on Colleges, the award recognizes outstanding involvement in and support of the activities of the Commission on Colleges and is the Commission's highest public recognition and is reserved for those exhibiting extraordinary leadership.

President Abare has just completed two terms as a Trustee of the Commission on Colleges, during which time he served as Chairman of the Committee on Compliance and Reports, Group A. He also served as a Special Reader for the Compliance and Reports.

Nominations for the award were solicited from those active in the accreditation activities of the Commission on Colleges, representing the Commission's 800 member colleges and universities.

Located in Decatur, Ga., the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the recognized regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia; and institutions in Latin America and Dubai, Saudi Arabia, which award associate, baccalaureate, master's or doctoral degrees. The Commission's mission is the enhancement of educational quality throughout the region, and it strives to improve the effectiveness of institutions by ensuring that they meet standards, established by the higher education community, that address the needs of society and students. The Commission on Colleges is the representative body of the College Delegate Assembly and is charged with carrying out the accreditation process.  For more information on the association, visit www.sacscoc.org.


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