Emerson to host re-accreditation team


Cho Yin Rachel Lo

Students cross the intersection of Boylston St. and Tremont St. in front of the Little Building.

By Adri Pray, Editor-at-large

The college announced that it will host a visiting team from the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) from Sept. 18 through Sept. 21 as part of Emerson’s 10 year re-accreditation process.

The notice, sent Thursday morning from Interim President William Gilligan, outlined the forums Emerson will host on Monday, Sept. 19 at 4 p.m. for students, faculty, and staff. Students and faculty will convene in the SPC Black Box in the Little Building, and staff will meet in the Bill Bordy Theatre in the Union Bank Building.

A community forum will be scheduled to discuss the findings of the team’s report when it becomes available in the coming months.

The team, led by President Emeritus Dr. Michael Geisler of Manhattanville College, includes a wide variety of higher education administrators across accredited New England colleges and universities.

“The re-accreditation review process creates a time for reflection regarding the wonderful progress that Emerson has made in the last ten years and provides a path forward for the college’s continuing success as the premier internationally recognized liberal arts institution devoted to communications and the arts,” Gilligan wrote.