ACEN Announces New Board of Commissioners and Nominating Committee Members
Please welcome the new members of your Board of Commissioners and Nominating Committee!
THE VOTES ARE IN! Effective October 1, 2022, there are newly elected and re-elected Commissioners who will join the Board and newly elected representatives joining the Nominating Committee.
Board of Commissioners
Each Commissioner will serve a three-year term from October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2025. The 17 Board of Commissioner represent the following roles: 11 nursing education representatives, 3 nursing service representatives, and 3 public representatives. This diversification ensures your ACEN Board of Commissioners are able to give balanced representation from across identified constituencies insofar as possible.
The Board of Commissioners is a governing board and has the authority of a governing board, which is (1) ensuring the financial resources of the ACEN such as setting the fee schedule, budget, and reviewing the audit; (2) setting policy such as the policies found in the Accreditation Manual and the Standards and Criteria; and (3) most importantly, having the sole authority to determine the accreditation status of nursing programs. Members of the Board of Commissioners also serve as Chairpersons at Evaluation Review Panels, guiding the panelists through discussions and asking for status recommendations.
The Nominating Committee prepares the slate of candidates for the ACEN Board of Commissioners from the nominations made. Larmon will serve a three-year term effective October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2025. Solomon will serve an unexpired term effective October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023.
We are very excited to congratulate our new and returning members of the Board of Commissioners and Nominating Committee Members!
Nursing Education Representatives
Nancy Phoenix Bittner, PhD, CNS, RN
Vice President for Education/Professor
Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Collaborative
Claudia Estrada-Hickman, MSN, CNE
Pueblo Community College
Amy Hall, PhD, RN, CNE
Professor and Dean, School of Nursing
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Monica Kidder, DNP, MEDSURG-BC, NPD-BC, CNE
Curriculum Coordinator, Covenant School of Nursing
Covenant Medical Center
Nursing Service Representative
Lisa Young, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC (RE-ELECTED)
A Better Weigh, Inc.
Public Member Representative
Barry D. Goldstein, PhD
Special Assistant to the President & Provost
Columbia Southern University
Orange Beach, Alabama
Nominating Committee Representatives
Brandy H. Larmon, EdD, MSN-RN
Department Chair and Tenured Professor of Nursing
Mississippi University for Women
Fairah Solomon, MSN, RN, CNE
AAS Program Coordinator
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Little Rock, Arkansas