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Daniel Wubah elected to Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Board of Trustees


   

Daniel A. Wubah Daniel A. Wubah

BLACKSBURG, Va., March 8, 2011 – Daniel Wubah, vice president and dean for undergraduate education at Virginia Tech, was recently elected to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Board of Trustees.

He will serve a three-year term ending Dec. 31, 2013.

As a SACS trustee, Wubah joins a 77-member body elected to represent approximately 800 institutions that are members of the Commission on Colleges. In this capacity, he will determine commission policy, review, and make decisions regarding the accreditation of higher education institutions in the Southeast, conduct the initial review for any significant dues or fees changes, and forward proposed modifications of accreditation standards to the membership for final vote.

Wubah will join five others to comprise the SACS trustee Virginia delegation. That delegation includes

  • Rosalind Reichard, president, Emory & Henry College;
  • Kenneth R. Garren, president, Lynchburg College;
  • Michael A. Gillette, president, Bioethical Services of Virginia, Lynchburg, Va.;
  • E. Clorisa Phillips, president, Virginia Intermont College; and
  • Linda Thomas-Glover, president, Eastern Shore Community College.

As vice president and dean for undergraduate education since 2009, Wubah provides leadership for undergraduate education at Virginia Tech. He oversees the Office of Academic Support Services (Center for Academic Enrichment and Excellence, Multicultural Academic Opportunities Programs, University Studies/University Academic Advising Center, and Student Athlete Academic Support Services), the Office of Enrollment Management (Undergraduate Admissions, University Registrar, and University Scholarships and Financial Aid), the Office of Distance Learning and Summer Sessions (Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning, and University Summer Sessions), and the Office of Undergraduate Education (University Honors Program, Academic Assessment, Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research).

Wubah received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana, a master’s degree from the University of Akron, and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. In addition, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Environmental Protection Agency research lab in Athens, Ga.

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 225 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $496 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.