Accreditation Liaison Officers

The MASU Accreditation Liaison Officers (ALO) Committee consists of the chief officers at Michigan’s public universities responsible engaging with accreditation bodies, the non-profit groups that evaluate universities to ensure they are providing a quality education. Accreditation can be provided at the university-wide level, done in Michigan by the Higher Learning Commission, or at individual program levels, such as engineering, nursing, or law. At their meetings, ALOs discuss how best to prepare for a site visit by accreditors, how to measure and define learning, and how to use the finding of the accreditation process to improve the academic mission.

As with all MASU committees, during their convenings, members of the ALO Committee provide insight on the implications of current state and federal policy issues and fiscal dynamics affecting Michigan’s public universities. Traditional and emerging higher education topics and trends are considered from the perspective of ALOs, with particular attention paid to such issues as learning outcomes, institutional effectiveness, demonstrating the value of a degree, and curricular relevance.

Central Michigan University

Shellie Haut-Root, Executive Director

Licensure & Regulatory Services

802 Industrial Drive
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
(989) 774-1308

Eastern Michigan University

Position Vacant, Assistant Vice President and Executive Director

Institutional Research and Information Management

401 E. Pierce Hall

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

(734) 487-4924

Ferris State University

Mandy R. Seiferlein
Interim Associate Provost of Assessment & Accreditation
1201 S. State Street, CSS 310
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 408-2326

Grand Valley State University
Chris Plouff, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Assessment,

Accreditation & Planning

3090 James H. Zumberge Hall

1 Campus Drive

Allendale, MI 49401

(616) 331-2400

Lake Superior State University

David Myton, Associate Provost

650 W. Easterday Avenue

Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

(906) 635-2349

Michigan State University
Dr. June Youatt, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Administration Building
426 Auditorium Road, Room 430
East Lansing MI 48824

Kelly Funk, Director

Academic Assessment, Program Review, and Accreditation

426 Auditorium Road, Room 221

East Lansing, MI 48824

(517) 353-0661

Michigan Technological University

Alexandria Guth, Director of Academic Accreditation and Compliance

509A Administration Building

1400 Townsend Drive

Houghton, MI 49931

(906) 487-2097

Northern Michigan University

Dr. Daniel Cullen, Associate Director for Accreditation & Assessment

1400 Presque Isle Avenue

Marquette, MI 49855-5301

(906) 227-2378

Oakland University

Anne Hitt, Interim Associate Provost

Office of the Provost
Wilson Hall, Room 205
371 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, MI 48309

(248) 370-3804

Saginaw Valley State University

Nick Wagner, Director of Institutional Research

Office of Academic Affairs

Gilbertson Hall-North Wing 275

7400 Bay Road

University Center, MI 48710

(989) 964-2468

University of Michigan
Dilip Das, Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
503 Thompson Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(734) 764-3982

University of Michigan - Dearborn

Jessica Blumerick, Academic Success Coordinator

Office of the Provost

4901 Evergreen Road

Dearborn, MI 48128

(313) 583-6645

University of Michigan - Flint

Dr. Stephen W. Turner, Interim Associate Provost and Dean of

Graduate Programs

303 East Kearsley Street

251 Thompson Library

Flint, MI 48502

(810) 762-3171

Wayne State University

Darin Ellis, Associate Provost & Associate Vice President

for Undergraduate Affairs

Office of the Provost

4228 Faculty Administration Building
656 W. Kirby
Detroit MI, 48202
(313) 577-0167

Western Michigan University

Dr. Andrew Holmes

Director of University Accreditation
Accreditation Liaison Officer
1903 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5200

(269) 387-4198