WCET's 28th Annual Meeting

Vice President for Accreditation Relations and Director, Standard Pathway
Higher Learning Commission

Karen J. Solomon is the vice president for accreditation relations and director, Standard Pathway, at the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). She served on the steering committee charged with developing HLC’s new accreditation processes and currently leads the task force on student success initiatives. She serves on the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) Board of Directors and is a past chair of the WCET Executive Council. She is a reviewer of good practices for INQAAHE and has been a consultant, presenter and peer reviewer for developing international accrediting agencies. Prior to joining HLC, she was the founding executive director of Illinois Campus Compact for Community Service and an associate at ACT, Inc., along with various roles at institutions. She holds an Ed.D. in Adult and Continuing Education from Northern Illinois University with a focus on adult learners and educational technology.