Chancellor Klaich appointed to federal advisory board

Chancellor Klaich appointed to federal advisory board

Las Vegas, Nevada // October 20, 2009 -- Sen. Harry Reid announced today his appointment of Dan Klaich, chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education, to a federal advisory board that advises the Secretary of Education on the accreditation and certification process for institutions of higher education.

"Chancellor Klaich is a product of the University of Nevada and represents the quality of our state's institutions of higher education," said Reid. "I am confident that, with the chancellor's background and experience, he will provide an important perspective and be a valuable member of the committee."

The National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity provides recommendations to the Secretary of Education regarding:

  • The establishment and enforcement of criteria for recognition of accrediting agencies or associations under Subpart 2 of Part H, Title IV, of the HEA.
  • The recognition of specific accrediting agencies or associations or a specific State approval agency.
  • The preparation and publication of the list of nationally recognized accrediting agencies and associations.
  • The eligibility and certification process for institutions of higher education under Title IV, of the HEA.
  • The relationship between (1) accreditation of institutions of higher education and the certification and eligibility of such institutions, and (2) state licensing responsibilities with respect to such institutions.
  • Any other advisory functions relating to accreditation and institutional eligibility that the Secretary may prescribe.

"I am honored to have been chosen by Senator Reid to serve on the NACIQI," said Klaich. "This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase Nevada's education system to a national audience as well as learn best practices that we can bring home to improve the education we provide our students."

About NSHE
The Nevada System of Higher Education, comprised of two doctoral-granting universities, a state college, four comprehensive community colleges and one environmental research institute, serves the educational and job training needs of the nation's fastest growing state. The NSHE provides educational opportunities to more than 110,000 students and is governed by the Nevada Board of Regents.