The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Announces Presidential Appointment of Dr. Richard Winn
Chair of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), Dr. Raúl Rodríguez, announced that, at the conclusion of a national search, the Commission has appointed Dr. Richard Winn as its next president. In making this announcement, Dr. Rodríguez commented, “Dr. Winn has done an excellent job as the Interim President and he is a perfect fit for this role. I have every confidence that he can continue the progress that has been made over the past six months.”
Dr. Winn had served as Interim President of the agency since December 2016 and, for the preceding six months, had been Vice President of Operations. Prior to joining the ACCJC, Winn held senior positions for 12 years at the WASC Senior College and University Commission, retiring as its Senior Vice President. His other work in higher education accreditation includes serving on the Commission for Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). Winn earned a doctoral degree in higher education leadership from the University of La Verne. He and his wife, Margaret Bannerman, live in San Francisco.