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HNU has been fully accredited since 1949.

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Accreditation for Holy Names University

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges’ Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) is the regional body that provides accreditation for Holy Names University (HNU). HNU’s most recent comprehensive review was conducted in 2016 and the institution was granted an 8-year reaffirmation of its accreditation through 2024. HNU has been fully accredited since 1949.
HNU’s statement of Accreditation Status can be verified on the WSCUC Website.

WSCUC Website

Scheduled WSCUC Reviews:

  • Special Visit: Spring 2019 (completed February 2019)
  • Mid-Cycle Review:  Spring 2020
  • Offsite Review:  Fall 2023
  • Accreditation Visit: Spring 2024

Institutional Planning Council:

The Institutional Planning Council (IPC) is appointed by the President of HNU to serve as the Steering Committee for WSCUC reviews. The IPC guides the self-study process and approves the institutional report used in accreditation reviews. The IPC is composed of the following campus constituents:

IPC Co-Chairs
  • Vice President for Mission Effectiveness
  • Chair, Faculty Senate
Faculty Senate Representation
  • Immediate Past Faculty Senate Chair
  • Incoming Faculty Senate Chair
President’s Cabinet
  • President
  • Chief of Staff to the President and Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Research
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Director of Marketing and Communications
  • Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Vice President for Enrollment
  • Vice President for Finance and Administration
  • Vice President for Facilities and Events
  • Vice-President for Mission Integration
  • Vice President for University Advancement
  • Vice President for Student Affairs
Staff Senate Representation
  • Staff Senate Co-Chair
  • Staff Senate Co-Chair
Student Representation
  • ASHNU President
  • ASHNU Vice President