COLUMBIA, SC – Congressman James E. Clyburn has announced that Benedict College President Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis has been appointed to serve on the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI). The NACIQI advises the Secretary of Education on the establishment and enforcement of the standards of academic accreditation and on the eligibility and certification process for institutions of higher educations.
Congressman Clyburn nominated Dr. Artis for the appointment, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi advanced her nomination to fill one of the six seats on the NACIQI.
“I am thrilled to announce that Dr. Artis will join the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity. Dr. Artis is a fierce advocate for educational access, and I am confident in her ability to advocate for positive and strategic transformation. She is a trailblazer, shattering the glass ceiling twice as the first female President of two collegiate institutions in the United States. I am pleased she will have the opportunity to use her experiences to continue advocating for colleges and universities that serve underrepresented men and women of color,” said Congressman Clyburn.
“It is my great honor to serve as a committee member for NACIQI,” said Dr. Artis. “I am deeply grateful to House Majority Whip, Congressman Clyburn and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, for my nomination and appointment to this role. Higher education institutions are vitally important to the fabric of America as they provide the skilled workforce that drives our nation’s economy and stimulate the development of new knowledge to fuel innovation. It is critically important for these institutions to operate with the highest standards of quality and integrity. I am pleased to serve alongside my fellow NACIQI committee members to ensure that these measures of excellence are met throughout the higher education community.”
Dr. Artis’ four year appointment will commence immediately.