LIT SACSCOC Reaffirmation 2025

Lamar Institute of Technology is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Lamar Institute of Technology may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

Lamar Institute of Technology was Reaffirmed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges in 2015.

Lamar Institute of Technology is in the process of preparing for its Reaffirmation of Accreditation 2025.

Timeline for Reaffirmation 2025:
•    Establish LIT Core Committee and Ad-Hoc Committees, June 30, 2022 (complete)
•    Orientation of Leadership Team, December 4-6, 2022 (complete)
•    Prepare Drafts of Narratives and References, August 2022 - January 2024 (complete)
•    Compliance Certification Due, March 1, 2024 (complete)
•    Off-Site Peer Review Conducted, April 23-26, 2024 (complete - Report expected May 8, 2024)
•    Quality Enhancement Plan Due (and optional Focused Report), Six (6) weeks in advance of On-Site Peer Review (appx. July 29, 2024)
•    On-Site Peer Review Conducted, October 7-10, 2024
•    Review by the SACSCOC Board of Trustees, June 9-12, 2025

Compliance Certification:
The Compliance Certification demonstrates LIT's judgment of compliance with each of the Core Requirements and Standards that are required for Reaffirmation of Accreditation.
Quality Enhancement Plan:
The Quality Enhancement Plan
  1. is a topic identified through ongoing and comprehensive evaluation processes,
  2. has a broad-based support of institutional consistencies,
  3. focuses on improving specific student learning outcomes and/or student successes,
  4. commits resources to initiate, implement, and complete the Quality Enhancement Plan, and
  5. includes a plan to assess achievement

SACSCOC Manuals:
•    Principles of Accreditation
•    Resource Manual
•    Handbook for Institutions Seeking Reaffirmation

LIT SACSCOC Core Committee:
•    Dr. Sidney Valentine, President
•    Dr. Angela Hill, Vice President for Instruction / Provost
•    Mary Wickland, Vice President for Finance and Operations
•    Tasha Morales, Associate Vice President for Student Services
•    Andrea Stephenson, Associate Dean of Student Services / Registrar
•    Linda Korns, Assistant Dean of Financial Aid and Compliance
•    Kenneth Mason, Dean of Strategic Initiatives and Accreditation
•    Allen Welch, Dean of Instruction
•    Lauri Arnold-Calder, Dean of Instruction
•    Richard Fruscione, Department Chair for Allied Health and Sciences
•    Tamalla Jones, Department Chair for Business Technologies
•    Dr. Maegan Collins, Department Chair for General Education and Developmental Studies
•    Nicole Mitchell, Department Chair for Public Service and Safety
•    Dr. Valerie Worry, Department Chair for Technology
•    Dr. Bishar Sethna, Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment
•    Robin Clements, Accreditation and Assessment Manager