About 鶹AV

A Preeminent Research University and AAU member with campuses across the Tampa Bay region, the 鶹AV is dedicated to empowering students to maximize their potential for lifelong success.



鶹AV ’s accreditation is reaffirmed every ten years by the .  

To be accredited and reaffirmed, the University must demonstrate compliance with the SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation and prepare three distinct sets of documents that are as follows:

  1. A Compliance Certification Report (CCR) documenting 鶹AV’s compliance with the Principles of Accreditation;
  2. A brief overview/executive summary of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP); and
  3. An Institutional Summary Form (ISF) and Substantive Change history.  

Reaffirmation of accreditation by SACSCOC involves extensive evaluation of compliance by off-site peer review, an onsite review, and review by the Commission’s Board of Trustees.

For further information, please visit 鶹AV’s institutional accreditation website.


September 2022 President Law established the 鶹AV Accreditation Steering Committee (ASC)
September 2022 ASC implemented 鶹AV Accreditation Core and Functional Teams
December 2022 SACSCOC Orientation Session for 鶹AV Leadership Team in Atlanta
January 2023 – May 2024 Compilation of Compliance Certification Report (CCR)
Fall 2023 Finalized Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Topic
January 2024 – June 2024 Internal/External Review of CCR
July 2024 - August 2024 Compile Institutional Summary Form
September 6, 2024 Submit CCR, QEP, and ISF to SACSCOC
Fall 2024 Plan On-Site Visit/SACSCOC Off-Site Committee Reviews
November 5-8, 2024 SACSCOC Off-Site Committee Reviews
January 7, 2025 Submit QEP and Focused Report (if requested) to SACSCOC
February 18-20, 2025 SACSCOC On-Site Visit & QEP Defense
December 2025 Reaffirmation by SACSCOC


For all questions related to 鶹AV’s 2025 Reaffirmation, please contact accreditation@usf.edu.

鶹AV Accreditation Steering Committee 

鶹AV’s Accreditation Steering Committee is responsible for producing the documents required for reaccreditation by SACSCOC. 

  • Dr. Theresa Chisolm,  Vice Provost, Strategic Planning, Performance and Accountability (Co-Chair) 
  • Dr. Brett Kemker, Vice Provost and RVC, Academic Affairs & Student Success (Co-Chair)
  • Jennifer Condon, VP, Business & Finance and CFO
  • Dr. Cynthia DeLuca, VP, Student Success
  • Paige Beles Geers, Chief of Staff, Office of the President
  • Jodi Adamchak, Office of General Counsel Representative
  • Dr. Addye Buckley-Burnell, QEP Director & Assoc VP/Exec Director, Career Services 
  • Dr. Allison Crume, Dean, UG Studies
  • Dean Todd Chavez, Dean, 鶹AV Libraries
  • Dr. Thomas Smith, 鶹AV St. Petersburg campus
  • Dr. Brett Kemker, 鶹AV Sarasota-Manatee campus
  • Dr. Javier Cuevas, 鶹AV Health
  • Dr. Scott Besley, Faculty Senate Representative
  • Carole Post, VP, Facilities & Public Safety Operations
  • Dean Chris Garvin, College of the Arts, Council of Deans
  • Dr. Christopher Combie, Accreditation Liaison Officer (Ex officio)
  • Cynthia Brown Hernandez, Deputy Accreditation Liaison Officer (Ex officio)
  • Mary Kuka-Marchese, 鶹AV 2025 Reaffirmation Project Manager (Ex officio)

鶹AV Accreditation Functional Team

  • Dr. Theresa Chisolm, Vice Provost, Strategic Planning, Performance & Accountability
  • Dr. Brett Kemker, Vice Provost and RVC, Academic Affairs & Student Success
  • Dr. Christopher Combie, Accreditation Liaison Officer
  • Cynthia Brown Hernandez, Deputy Accreditation Liaison Officer
  • Dr. Michelle Madden, Director of Accreditation Strategy & Enhancement
  • Joe Boyd, Assistant Director, Program Review & Faculty Affairs
  • Dr. Rebecca Gibbons, Assistant Director, Accreditation/Regulatory Compliance & Assessment
  • Mary Kuka-Marchese, 鶹AV 2025 Reaffirmation Project Manager
  • TBD, Academic Compliance Analyst
  • TBD, Assessment & Compliance Analyst

Learn more about 鶹AV’s institutional accreditation.

Creation date: 11/16/2022; Last updated: 06/21/2024
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