Commission on Accreditation


Contact with the Commission on Accreditation should be made through the NASAD National Office.

The Commission on Accreditation consists of a Chair, ten delegate members, and two at-large members, all elected by the membership at large, and two Public Members. With the exception of the Public Members, each Commission member must have experience as a visiting evaluator. With the exception of the Public Members, the Commission is to be appropriately balanced to represent a variety of backgrounds and perspectives in the visual arts.

The duties of the Commission are to apply the accreditation and Membership standards of the Association for institutions and programs. The Commission receives applications and determines the qualifications of institutions seeking Membership and, after thorough examination in accordance with Association procedures, takes action on behalf of the Association. The Commission also has the power to investigate the maintenance of standards and the observance of published commitments in any member institution under its jurisdiction.

NASAD Commission on Accreditation 2017-2018:

Greg Watts, Chair (2020)
University of North Texas

Rick Cartwright (2018)
University of Saint Francis

Christine A. Forsythe (2018)
Messiah College

Matthew S. Gaynor (2020)
Kansas State University

Nan Goggin (2019)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Matt Greenwell (2019)
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Christine Havice (2018)
Kent State University

David H. Jackson (2019)
Ringling College of Art and Design

Vaughan Judge (2020)
Montana State University

Jennifer Krantz (2020)
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

Jay Kvapil (2018)
California State University, Long Beach

Nancy M. Stuart (2019)
University of Hartford

Public Members:

Mary E. Farley
Mount Kisco, New York

Lauren D. Lloyd
Vienna, Virginia