Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) Council

CONTACT INFORMATIONFor the person completing this report.
NameShelly Stovall
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Official Name of the BoardAccreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) Council
Effective date of establishment09/2014
Authorized byProvost
Board Reports To (if applicable)Shelly Stovall
Scope of ImpactSystem
Type of BoardStanding

The purpose of the ALO Council is to facilitate communication, coordination and collaboration across all NMSU system campuses regarding regional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and specialized/professional accreditation of academic and student service units.


The ALO Council serves in an advisory role to the Executive Director of Accreditation and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.

What is the process for selecting a chair?

Appointment by position - NMSU Executive Director of Accreditation chairs the council.

Chair for 2018-19 Academic Year
NameShelly Stovall
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Co-Chair for 2018-19 Academic Year
Additional Membership Details
Members are appointed byBy Position
Position appointment description

HLC Accreditation Liaison Officer from each independently accredited system campus (Alamogordo, Carlsbad, Dona Ana, Las Cruces), and representative from the Grants campus.

Are terms staggered?No
Are members subject to reappointment?Yes
Please explain the conditions under which members are subject to reappointment.

Appointment by position.

What is the process for filling vacant positions?

When a representative position is vacated, the new appointee (interim or permanent) is informed of their representative role on this council by their supervisor and/or the Office of Accreditation.

Member List
Name Title Member Type
Shelly Stovall Executive Director, Accreditation Voting Member
Susan Wood AVP of Academic Affairs, Accreditation and Assessment, NMSU-DACC Voting Member
Greg Hillis Institutional Researcher, NMSU-A Voting Member
Andrew Nwane Chief Academic Officer, NMSU-C Voting Member
Marlene Chavez-Toivanen Professor, NMSU-G Voting Member
What university office/function provides administrative support to this board?

Office of Accreditation

What are the requirements for the number of meetings to be held annually?


Was the requirement for the number of meetings met?Yes
List of Meeting Dates


Major Accomplishments

Development of a Living Assurance Argument
Shared resource documents and practices for HLC accreditation
Presentation at the HLC Annual Conference
Facilitated a system-wide Institutional Research team to attend a 3-day workshop to develop shared code for running credit hour report for HLC accreditation, and identify a system shared mission and purpose for Institutional Research offices

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