SSC To Undergo Accreditation Site Visit Later This Month

Seminole State College will undergo an Accreditation Site Visit by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) on Monday and Tuesday, February 24 – 25. This site visit is a regular part of the College’s ongoing accreditation processes, representing a culmination of efforts over the last ten years. SSC received full accreditation status in 2010 after its previous HLC Accreditation Site Visit. 

A team of five HLC Peer Reviewers will visit SSC to determine if the college has met the required criteria for renewal of accreditation. These peer reviewers include Dr. Michael Boyd of Kankakee Community College in Kankakee, IL; Hywanah Lynn Bradman of Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, NE; Dr. Kristina Binard of Front Range Community College in Westminster, CO; Moira Lafayette of Blackhawk Technical College in Janesville, WI;  and Dr. David Fleming of Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac, MI. Additionally, Dr. Neil Pagano of Columbia College in Chicago serves as the HLC Federal Compliance Reviewer for this accreditation process, and Dr. Gigi Fansler is the college’s HLC Liaison in Chicago.

SSC follows HLC’s Open Pathway for Accreditation, which requires institutions to provide evidence of meeting five general criteria of excellence: 1) Mission; 2) Integrity: Ethical and Responsible Conduct; 3) Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources and Support; 4) Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement; and 5) Resources, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness.

The Site Visit will take place in various meeting rooms on the SSC campus, with a special “drop-in” session available to the public on Monday, February 24 at 4:30 pm in the Raymond Harber Field House Booster Room.  A complete schedule of the Site Visit will be posted on the college’s website.  For more information, please contact SSC’s Accreditation Liaison Officer, Jessica Isaacs, at, (405) 382-9209.