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Annual Conference Keynote Speakers Announced

HLC is excited to announce the keynote speakers for the 2017 annual conference. Geoffrey Stone and Jeffrey Selingo are thought leaders in the field of higher education and will address aspects of the conference theme, Navigating the Future. Visit the annual conference website to learn more about the keynote speakers, as well as to register for the conference and book your hotel.

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Policy Updates

The Board of Trustees adopted the following policy revision on second reading at its meeting on November 3–4, 2016. It is effective immediately.

The Board also approved on first reading the following proposed policy revisions. HLC invites comments on these proposed policies before the Board takes final action in February 2017. Comments can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Comments must be received by January 13, 2017.

Bylaw changes related to honorary members, Board membership and accrediting actions 

Policy changes related to Obligations of Affiliation 

Policy changes related to change of control, structure or organization

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About HLC

The Higher Learning Commission accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region of the United States.

Download HLC’s 2016 Resource Guide.

Read Beyond the Horizon: The 2020 Strategic Plan.

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